My work pictured by AI – Piermatteo Morucci
"Investigating how the human brain generates syntactic structures during natural communication." - By Piermatteo Morucci
What is this work about? Human language is characterized by a remarkable expressive capacity that allows us to convey complex thoughts, emotions, and ideas with a high degree of accuracy. At the core of this expressive capacity is the aptitude to manipulate syntactic configurations, which enables us to combine individual units (words) into larger sequences with a derived meaning (sentences and narratives). How syntactic structures are implemented in cortical circuits is still an open question in neuroscience and language evolution. In my project, I employ a combination of computational models and intracranial recordings (sEEG, ECoG) obtained from patients with intractable epilepsy to investigate how the human brain generates syntactic structures during spontaneous speech production.
The first word that came to mind when seeing the AI-generated picture? Complexity.