Rapid formation of language-related memory traces in the brain

PI Alina Leminen

Time frame 2018 - 2021

Description This multidisciplinary research project investigates the underlying neural mechanisms of rapid word and grammar-related memory trace formation, as well as their consolidation during daytime napping and overnight sleep.

Methods Electroencephalography (EEG), Event-related potentials (ERP), Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Event-related fields (ERF), source-analysis, behavioral tests, polysomnography

Keywords language learning, morphology, memory consolidation, sleep, napping

People Alina Leminen, Viktória Balla

Collaborators Professor Yury Shtyrov (PhD, Neurophysiology, Center for Functionally Integrative Neuroscience, Aarhus University), Miika Leminen (MSc, Engineering, MA, Psychology, Helsinki University Hospital), Dr. Lilli Kimppa (PhD, Psychology, University of Helsinki), Dr. Jyrki Mäkelä (MD, Docent, BioMag laboratory)

Funding 3-year research grant from the University of Helsinki