Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Linguistics & Philosophy Special Seminar: The functional and structural network underlying syntax processing

Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Linguistics & Philosophy Special Seminar: The functional and structural network underlying syntax processing
Event on 2012-10-02 16:00:00

Speaker: Dr. Angela Friederici, Director at Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Dept of Neuropsychology Leipzig, Germany

Time: 4:00p–5:00p

Location: 46-3002

The processing of syntax is an ability specific to humans. The functional and structural neural network underlying this ability will be expounded, both on the basis of data from natural and artificial grammar paradigms in the mature brain. The different brain regions in the temporal, parietal and inferior frontal cortex which are involved in syntax will be described with respect to their specific contributions in the processing of syntactically complex sentences, as will the information flow between them. A model framing these data with respect to bottom-up and potential top-down processes will be presented.

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Brain and Cognitive Sciences, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, Department of Linguistics and Philosophy

For more information, contact:
Julianne Gale
617-253-5748
jugale@mit.edu

This event is categorized as: science/engineering

at MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, United States

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