Research

RESEARCH



My research is motivated by theories in the neurobiology of language and realised in naturalistic experimental designs, so that the results provide insights about our every day language experience.


My PhD thesis advisor, professor Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky presenting part of my PhD work (actually my favourite part of my PhD work).

Journal publications


Kandylaki, K. D., Henrich, K., Nagels, A., Kircher, T., Domahs, U., Schlesewsky, M., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Wiese, R. (2017). Where is the beat? The neural correlates of lexical stress and rhythmical well-formedness in auditory story comprehension. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2(7), 1119-1131. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01122 or request PDF.


Kandylaki, K. D., Nagels, A., Tune, S., Kircher, T., Wiese, R., Schlesewsky, M., & Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. (2016). Predicting “when” in discourse engages the human dorsal auditory stream: An fMRI study using naturalistic stories. Journal of Neuroscience, 36(48), 12180-12191. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.4100-15.2016 (Open access).


Kandylaki, K. D., Nagels, A., Tune, S., Wiese, R., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Kircher, T. (2015). Processing of false belief passages during natural story comprehension: An fMRI study. Human brain mapping, 36(11), 4231–4246. https://doi.org/10.1002/hbm.22907 or request PDF.


Kandylaki, K., Bohn, K., Nagels, A., Kircher, T., Domahs, U., & Wiese, R. (2014, September). Processing linguistic rhythm in natural stories: an fMRI study. In Cognitive Processing (Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. S114-S115). Tiergartenstresse 17, D-69121 Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Heidelberg.



Recent activity

Conference & Invited talks

Kandylaki, K. D. (2018, June). Applying for an MSCA individual fellowship; from project idea to project proposal. Info session on MSCA applications, Maastricht University, Maastricht.

Kandylaki, K. D. (2017, June). The neural correlates of linguistic rhythm. International summer school: Music, language and cognition, Lake Como School of Advances Studies, Lake Como.

Kandylaki, K. D. (2018, June). Exploring the neurobiology of language with naturalistic experimental paradigms. 7th biannual conference on Language Disorders in Greek, Athens.

Kandylaki, K. D. (2015, June). Testing natural language use: insights from naturalistic experimental paradigms. Conference for experimental linguistics (ExLing), Athens.

Kandylaki, K. D. (2017, November). (In Greek) Exploring the neurobiology of language with naturalistic experiments, Psycho- and Neurolignuistics lab at University of Athens, Athens.

Kandylaki, K., Bohn, K., Nagels, A., Kircher, T., Domahs, U., & Wiese, R. (2014, September). Processing linguistic rhythm in natural stories: an fMRI study. In Cognitive Processing (Vol. 15, No. 1, pp. S114-S115). Tiergartenstresse 17, D-69121 Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Heidelberg.


Conference posters


Kandylaki, K. D., Weissbart, H., Reichenbach, T. (2017, November). Cortical responses to linguistic features in natural story comprehension. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Baltimore.


Weissbart, H., Kandylaki, K. D., Reichenbach, T. (2017, November). Electrophysiological correlates of statistical features of word sequences in natural spoken language. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Baltimore.


Weissbart, H., Kandylaki, K. D., Reichenbach, T. (2017, September). Electrophysiological correlates of word sequence features in natural spoken language. BSA Basic Auditory Science Meeting, Nottingham.


Brillmayer, I., Kandylaki, K. D., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., Schlesewsky, M. (2016, August). Predicting discourse topics: Evidence for the privileged role of the syntactic subject during the comprehension of naturalistic auditory stories using event-related potentials. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, London.


Kandylaki, K. D., Henrich, K., Nagels, A., Kircher, T., Domahs, U., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Wiese, R. (2015, October). The neural correlates of linguistic rhythm during natural story listening. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Chicago.


Kandylaki, K. D., Sommer, J., Kircher, T., Wiese, R., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky I. (2015, October) Pupil dilation in natural story listening during fMRI. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Chicago.


Kandylaki, K. D., Henrich, K., Nagels, A., Kircher, T., Domahs, U., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Wiese, R. (2015, September). Where is the beat? An fMRI study on rhythmic (ir)regularities in natural stories. Bianual meeting of the German Phonetics and Phonology Society, Marburg.


Kandylaki, K. D., Nagels, A., Kircher, T., Wiese, R., Schlesewsky, M., & Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. (2014, August). Discourse predictions are processed in the dorsal auditory stream: an fMRI study using naturalistic stories. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Amsterdam.


Rabs, E., Alday, P., Kandylaki, K. D., Schlesewsky, M., Roehm, D., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I. (2014, August). The electrophysiology of long-term vs. short-term predictions: the strength of prediction is cumulative. Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Amsterdam.


Kandylaki, K. D., Nagels, A., Wiese, R., Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, I., & Kircher, T. (2014, June). Processing theory of mind in natural language contexts: an efMRI study. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping, Hamburg.

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