Tamara Swaab, Psychology

Tamara Swaab is a professor of psychology and faculty member at the Center for Mind & Brain. In her Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Lab, Swaab investigates the cognitive and neural architectures of normal language comprehension.

The main goal of Tamara Swaab's research program is to study the cognitive and neural architectures of normal language comprehension. In this context, she has focused her research on a number of topics, including: 1) the processing of sentences and discourse, and 2) the representation of words and their meaning. In order to investigate these topics she has made use of behavioral methods, event-related potentials (ERPs), and functional neuroimaging (fMRI). She has tested neurologically normal adults, neurological patients with brain damage who are impaired in normal language comprehension (aphasic patients), and patients with schziophrenia. 

Learn more about Tamara Swaab at her faculty webpage.