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Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain

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Department of Psychology

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Dr Barry Devereux
Dr Barry Devereux

Senior Research Associate

E-mail address: barry@csl.psychol.cam.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)1223 766 454
Fax: +44 (0)1223 766 452
Address: Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain
Department of Psychology
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge CB2 3EB UK


Research Interests

In my research I investigate lexical processing, object processing, and their relationship to underlying semantic representations. In particular, I am interested in the role that conceptual structure -- the statistical regularities between semantic features in a distributed semantic system -- plays in the representation and activation of conceptual information in the brain. My research utilizes multi-voxel pattern analysis of fMRI data and computational modelling.

More generally I am also interested in computational neurolinguistics -- investigating how empirical linguistic data and models from computational linguistics can shed light on lexical, syntactic and semantic processing in the brain.

In 2007 I completed my Ph.D. at University College Dublin, which was on the topic of conceptual combination and the interpretation of noun-noun compounds.