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Neuroscience of Language


Neuroscience of Language

This course will provide an overview of recent developments in cognitive neuroscience research on language, primarily focusing on language comprehension. We will discuss research that uses cognitive neuroscience methods to ask questions about the form of linguistic representations, as well as research that investigates the actual neural implementation of these representations; specific topics will likely span sound, meaning, and syntax. Strengths and limitations of various neuroimaging methods (EEG, MEG, fMRI) for addressing particular questions will be debated. Hands-on resources will be provided for developing familiarity with analysis of cognitive neuroscience datasets. Students will be encouraged to use the course to think about how cognitive neuroscience methods might be applied to best inform their research area of interest.  

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First two-week Session


8:30 am-10:20 am
8:30 am-10:20 am




Rudimentary knowledge of basic concepts from introductory syntax, semantics, and phonology and some basic familiarity with how psycholinguistic research is conducted will be assumed.