Grupo Grammar and Cognition
The group uses linguistic models to understand mental functioning and its various forms of dysfunction in major mental disorders such as autism, schizophrenia, and dementia. Few of these disorders leave language unaffected. Studying its forms of decline may illuminate neurocognitive mechanisms that lie behind psycho-pathological symptoms. It also illuminates linguistic theory, since the relation between these two kinds of diversity - linguistic and cognitive - can help to address the foundational question of how language and human cognition relate.