@ Martinos Center and Tufts University

Principal Investigator: Gina R. Kuperberg, M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Psychology, Tufts University and Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital

Neil Cohn, PhD

Neil's work investigates the similarities between the comprehension of drawing and sequential images with that of language. In particular, his research asks "how does the mind/brain create meaning out of sequences of images?" Neil has proposed that, analogous to the structure of sentences, sequences of images are organized using a narrative grammar. Since graduating from Tufts, Neil has been working at the Center for Research in Language at UCSD, and has published the book The Visual Language of Comics: Introduction to the Structure and Cognition of Sequential Images (2013, Bloomsbury). His website is www.visuallanguagelab.com.