I am a tenured sssociate professor in the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation. I am affiliated with the Department of Linguistics and the Research Priority Area Brain & Cognition. I am also a principal investigator in Cognitive Semantics and Quantities project funded by the European Research Council and Language in Interaction project funded by NWO. I am leading Logic, Language, and Cognition Research Group. Please visit my personal website for more information.
Broadly speaking the research group is interested in logic, linguistics, cognitive science, complexity theory, philosophy, and any combination of these. We specialize in natural language semantics, esp. generalized quantifiers and reasoning. We aim to integrate formal models with cognitive insights in order to obtain theories which are both explanatory and psychologically plausible. We pay special attention to how various formal measures of complexity can help us to understand difficulty of core cognitive abilities, like language comprehension or reasoning. Our approach is characterized by mixture of formal (logic, computational modeling, simulations) and empirical (neurobehavioral experiments, corpus linguistics) methods.
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