Welcome to the KIT/NYU Lab
The KIT/NYU MEG Lab, which moved to NYU from MIT in July of 2008, has been dedicated to Cognitive Neuroscience investigations, primarily of language but also of vision and other cognitive functions. The Lab has been at the forefront of neurolinguistic research that has moved beyond the deficit/lesion studies of aphasia, the study of surprise and error detection in ERPs, and the subtractive logic of fMRI and PET to pioneer the integration of psycholinguistic studies of language comprehension and recognition with neuromagnetic measures from MEG. Building on results in visual word recognition, the Lab is now studying the neurocomputational stages of processing morphologically complex words and sentences, and is adding auditory language comprehension to its studies of reading.
Click on the Flash video to the right to see a sample MEG recording.This video shows the time-course of brain activation within the first half-second after a subject reads a word. The activation appears on an inflated reconstruction of this subject's brain, and is the result of a minimum-norm analysis of the MEG data using the MNE software package.