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Fall 2012-2013
* LIN 218 / PSY 218 (EC)   na, npdf

Language and the Brain

Jon R. Sprouse

Examines how language is processed in real-time in the human brain. The focus will be on the mental representations that characterize human language, and the cognitive operations that are necessary to construct them during comprehension and production. Students will be introduced to behavioral (reaction time), electrophysiological (EEG, MEG), and neuroimaging (fMRI, PET) results that identify the representations and processes of language processing, and the cortical architectures that support them.

Sample reading list:
Luo & Wang, et. al, "Concurrent Encoding of Frequency and Amplitude Modulation"
Monahan, de Souza & Idsardi, "Neuromagnetic Evidence for Early Auditory Restoration"
Galantucci, Fowler & Turvey, "The Motor Theory of Speed Perception Reviewed"
van Wasenhove, Grant & Poeppel, "Visual Speech Speeds Up The Neural Processing of Auditory"
Poeppel & Monahan, "Current Directions in Psychological Science"
Hickok & Poeppel, "The Cortical Organization of Speech Processing"
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
30 pages of reading per week and 3 homework assignments evenly spaced throughout the semester

Take Home Final Exam - 40%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%
Other (See Instructor) - 40%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22990 L01 11:00:00 am - 12:20:00 pm T Th   McCosh Hall   28   Enrolled:72 Limit:75