Dave Kenneth Cayado
Research - PhD
I am a first year PhD researcher working on Neurolinguistics, funded by QMUL Principal’s Postgraduate Research Studentship.
Broadly speaking, my PhD research is dedicated to understanding the neural bases of morphological processing in Tagalog. I will explore questions like: how are complex words encoded in the human brain -- as constituents or as whole words? What factors trigger the well-attested early, form-based, decomposition mechanism of complex words? And which part of the brain may be responsible for such process and when does it happen?
To address these questions, I will primarily use electroencephalogram (EEG) and magnetoencephalogram (MEG) to measure neurophysiological activity; capitalising on its excellent temporal and spatial resolution to track neural processes as humans encounter morphologically complex words visually.
Title of thesis: Neural Bases of Morphological Decomposition in Tagalog
Supervisors: Linnaea Stockall, Adam Chong, Daniel Harbour