CRC 991

B03: Multimodal cerebral representation of action concepts

Funding period 1: 01.07.2011 - 30.06.2015

Funding period 2: 01.07.2015 - 30.06.2019

Project B03 investigates the distributed representation of action concepts in the brain with respect to localization and functional interactions in the framework of grounded cognition and frame representations. B03 concentrates on multimodal cerebral representations of action verbs, i.e., on different qualities of actions concerning sound and visible motion and their relation to activation patterns of corresponding brain areas. To this end, B03 will focus on hand-, foot- and mouth action and non-movement actions using behavioral experiments as well as magnetoencephalography (MEG) and transcranial current stimulation (tCS).

Heads of the project

Katja Biermann-Ruben
Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf
Institut für Klinische Neurowissenschaften und Medizinische Psychologie
Universitätsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 81-121 61
Email: k.biermann-rubenuni-duesseldorfde 

Alfons Schnitzler
Neurologische Klinik
Universitätsklinikum Düsseldorf
Moorenstr. 5
40225 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211 81-130 14
Email: schnitzauni-duesseldorfde