Timothy T. Rogers, Lab Director, Principal Investigator
524 WJ Brogden Hall
Department of Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
tel. (608) 262-0808
fax (608) 262-4279
I am interested in understanding human semantic memory; that is, our knowledge about the meanings of words, objects, and events. Specifically, I would like to understand how semantic knowledge is stored and represented in the mind and brain, how it is acquired throughout development, how semantic tasks are performed by healthy adults and experts, and how semantic knowledge degrades in dementia. I address these questions using neural network models, functional brain imaging, and empirical investigation with healthy, developing, and brain-damaged populations.