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About Rutvik Desai

Professor Desai’s primary research areas are language and meaning. He studies questions such as:
1. How are meanings of words and sentences represented in the brain?
2. Is the conceptual (thinking) system of the brain completely separate from the perceptual
(seeing, hearing, acting) systems of the brain?
In Dr. Desai’s lab, he uses function MRI, transcranial magnetic stimulation, and behavioral studies of patients and healthy individuals to address these questions.


Present Associate Professor, University of South Carolina - Columbia

Curriculum Vitae


Research Interests

Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics

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Contact Information

Phone: (803) 777-9029
Fax: (803) 777-9558
Address: Department of Psychology
University of South Carolina
Barnwell College, Room 421
Columbia, SC 29208

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