Welcome to the Brain, Language, and Computation Lab at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University!
In our laboratory we conduct research to understand the neural and computational bases of language representation and learning. Our research specifically addresses the questions of neuroplasticity (e.g., how does language learning lead to experience-dependent brain changes?), individual differences (e.g., how does cognitive capacity impact learning success?), and knowledge representation (e.g., how does brain connectivity reflect knowledge and understanding?).
To achieve these goals, we rely on a variety of convergent behavioral, computational, and neuroimaging methodologies and technologies (e.g., cognitive testing, artificial neural network modeling, virtual reality, and functional magnetic resonance imaging).
Qihui Xu and Colleagues published a paper “Modeling bilingual lexical processing through code-switching speech: A network science approach.” in Frontiers in Psychology.
The BLC Lab exhibited the VR Kitchen project in the summer camp of intelligent medicine.The summer camp was held by the Shenzhen Science Technology Association, the Southern University of Science and Technology Hospital.For related media coverage in Chinese, please click the link.
Ping Li and Colleague published a paper “Digital language learning (DLL): Insights from behavior, cognition, and the brain.” in Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. Eleven field experts commented on this Keynote Article, and “Understanding the interaction between technology and the learner: the case of DLL” is the Response to Commentaries.
Ping Li and Colleague published a paper “Predicting expository text processing: Causal content density as a critical expository text metric ‘‘ in Reading Psychology.
The Brain Science and Language Technology Laboratory at the PolyU Shenzhen Base is an innovation platform for the PolyU’s Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies at the Faculty of Humanities.
Ping Li and Colleague published a paper “Brain decoding in multiple languages: Can cross-language brain decoding work? ” in Brain and Language,215: 104922.
Ping Li and Colleague published a paper “The social brain of language: grounding second language learning in social interaction” in npj Science of Learning.See also the post “Social Interaction is Good for Learning a New Language, Social Isolation is Not“.
Ping Li and Colleagues published a paper “Virtual reality for student learning: Understanding individual differences” in “Human Behavior and Brain”.
Ping Li and Colleagues published a paper “A neuroimaging study of semantic representation in first and second languages” in Language Cognition and Neuroscience.
Hsu et al. (2019) “Neurocognitive signatures of naturalistic reading of scientific texts: A fixation-related fMRI study” is among the Top 100 most downloaded Scientific Reports neuroscience papers in 2019.