Researcher to explore the links between time perception and language

Posted on Monday 21st July 2014

Darren Thomas Doctoral researcher Darren Rhodes has been awarded a Young Researcher Visiting Fellowship by The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) in Trondheim.

Darren will be investigating how predictions about the timing of future events can influence how we understand and process speech and language.

His work is the first to show how the brain can use information about time to change our perception of reality.

The project is a collaborative effort between the TIME Lab at the University of Birmingham, directed by Dr Max Di Luca, and the Speech, Cognition and Language Research Group at NTNU, directed by Dr Dawn Behne.

It will build upon a new model of time perception that Darren and Dr Di Luca have been developing.

The project offers an exciting opportunity to bring together the fields of time perception with speech, language and cognition.

Darren was successful in securing the grant after presenting a funding application to the visiting fellowship committee at NTNU.

For more information follow Darren on Twitter and the TIME Lab on Twitter.