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Daniel Revach

MSc, BSc

DPhil Candidate

Psychocognitive underpinnings of the relationship between language, mind & culture

I obtained my BSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology and Linguistics from Ben Gurion University in Israel, and my MSc in Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology from the University of Oxford. I have published two paper on the neurocognitive basis of consciousness, and worked as a research assistant at the Centre for the Study of Social Cohesion (CSSC) at Oxford.

My doctorate research focuses on the relationship between language, mind and culture, by exploring how the rich tapestry of languages reflects, influences, and is influenced by the way speakers think, perceive, and behave. Our goal is to investigate the maps of meaning – how and to what extent concepts schematize the semantic space. This requires understanding how the abstractedness vs concreteness of words, or their generality vs specificity, affect the speaker’s attention and perception, and if there are systematic differences across individuals, languages, and cultures.

To answer this question, our research involves laboratory experiments, field work and corpus studies, relying on an interdisciplinary approach that draws on cognitive science, psychology, linguistics, and anthropology.

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