Jakub Szewczyk

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Contact Information

603 E. Daniel
room 834

Research Interests

Jakub is a post-doctoral fellow funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant and he collaborates with Prof. Kara Federmeier. His research focuses on cognitive processes that take place in the brain during language perception. In particular, he uses EEG to study what processes take place during the first few hundreds of milliseconds after we read or hear a word embedded in a semantic context. He is interested in what way the perception of these words is aided by the prior context. In his current project, he uses machine-learning language models to expand our research abilities to naturalistic stories and to obtain indices of information available to comprehenders that is not easy to obtain using traditional behavioral methods.