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Atsuko Takashima

• Language learning: How we acquire new information related to language, how learning is reflected in the neural networks, behavioural and neural activity changes as a function of training on novel linguistic information, the effect of multimodal learning, restudy and testing effects of training.

• Perception and production of linguistic material: brain plasticity in orthography-phonology conversion through training in reading, neural network involved in simple and complex sentence production.

• Neural mechanisms supporting learning and memory: The brain networks involved in acquisition and retrieval of learned information, different approaches in capturing the underlying neural mechanisms.

• Memory consolidation: How brain networks for retrieving encoded information changes as a function of time, and the factors that influence different trajectories (e.g. emotionality, sleep, richness of information at encoding, relevance, schema).

• Sleep research: How sleep influences the neural coding for information learned prior to sleep, how different sleep stages can affect offline consolidation, how memory replay can be induced during sleep and the consequence thereafter, the underlying process reflected in specific phenomena of sleep as observed in EEG signatures such as slow oscillations, spindles.

Last checked 2017-08-11

Atsuko Takashima

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics
PO Box 310
6500 AH Nijmegen
The Netherlands