dr. D.J. Chwilla (Dorothee)

Universitair docent - Donders Centre for Cognition
Universitair docent - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Universitair docent - Psycholinguïstiek

dr. D.J. Chwilla (Dorothee)
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Thomas van Aquinostraat 4
6525 GD NIJMEGEN

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Postbus 9104
6500 HE NIJMEGEN

Dorothee Chwilla is a cognitive neuroscientist in the field of language. The main focus of her work is on semantic processing. A key theme is how the mind/brain creates meaning in real time. To this aim we investigate how the mind/brain creates familiar vs. novel meanings, not stored in semantic memory. The goal is to investigate the mechanisms involved in novel and familiar meaning creation. A second topic concerns the relationship of language with other systems, in particular emotion. We showed that emotional state affects semantic processing and syntactic processing. Our goals are: to shed light on the workings and nature of the mechanism(s) that mediate the effects of emotional factors on language, and to explore the relation between language and mood in patients with depression (in collaboration with Constance Vissers).

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