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Niels O. Schiller

Professor of Psycho- and Neurolinguistics


In future, Schiller wants to carry out research into the actual articulation of phonemes.  'The link between the transition from abstract plans to actual pronunciation is still missing.  Then you're dealing with the motor cortex.' This research, too, will be difficult, not in the least because in an MRI scanner the candidate has to lie completely still.  He shouldn't move his head even a millimetre. Schiller: ‘Our monitoring project, whereby candidates have to name pictures in a scanner, was one of the first indications that it is possible.'