Thresholds of the Mind 2

Thresholds of the Mind, part two, documents the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands. The Institute researches psychological, social and biological foundations of language in order to understand how our minds and brains process language and how language interacts with other aspects of mind. At the institute are a variety of research labs, including EEG Labs, Behavioural Labs, Gesture Labs and VR Labs, studying the key research topics of the neural and genetic basis of language, language comprehension, production & acquisition, and culture & cognition.

Thresholds of the Mind is a photography project documenting research centres that are at the forefront of scientific research, asking the questions of what it means to be conscious, sentient and human.

© Barry Falk 2019

 

 

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Kerstin, test subject, EEG Experiment Room 146

 

 

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VR Headset with surrounding speakers, Experiment Room 145

 

 

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Experiment Room 145

 

 

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Gesture Lab, extendable cameras, Experiment Room 134

 

 

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Peter Hagoort, Director of Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Founding Director of Donders Institute, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging

 

 

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Sara, PhD Researcher, EEG Experiment Room 146

 

 

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Valeria, PhD Researcher, EEG Experiment Room 146

 

 

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Behavioural Experiment Room 131

 

 

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Red Room, Lecture Theatre, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

 

 

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Behavioural Experiment Room 132A

 

 

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Vera, Audio Recording Room A103

 

 

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Wieke & Marlijn, Gesture Lab, Experiment Room 314

 

 

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Yingying Tan, MPI Researcher, Neurobiology of Language

 

 

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Nhu, VR Lab

 

 

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VR Lab with simulated background

 

 

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VR Lab, behind screens

 

 

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VR Lab triple projectors (montage)

 

 

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