Shinri Ohta
Post-doctoral Researcher, NYC

I am a postdoctoral researcher in New York. My research focuses on the neural basis of morphosyntax, or how morphology and syntax can be computed in our brain. I’m also very much interested in linking hypotheses between theoretical linguistics and experimental neuroscience.

Before coming to NELLab, I got my Ph.D. in Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences from the University of Tokyo in 2014. In my Ph.D. dissertation, I investigated whether syntactic structures of a sentence could explain modulation of the cortical activation. After I got my Ph.D., I worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Tokyo. At that time, I studied Kaqchikel (a Mayan language) and neural changes of language networks in glioma patients.