Ashley Lewis

My primary focus is currently on how high and low frequency neural oscillations may provide signatures of bottom-up and top-down information streams during sentence comprehension. This work is grounded in predictive coding ideas about how sentence-level meaning is constructed, and I am particularly interested in linguistic prediction in sentences and discourse. Linguistically I have a wide range of interests, and have worked on or am currently working on everything from picture naming in Dutch to grammatical violations in Zulu, and many other topics in between. Most of this work is from the perspective of what can be learned about cognitive processing by investigating neural oscillations and/or event-related potentials.

Previously I completed a postdoc at Haskins Laboratories investigating individual differences at the intersection of memory and sentence comprehension. I completed my PhD at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, working on beta oscillations in sentence and discourse comprehension.

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