Psychology | The Neuropsychology of Language
P457 | 26560 | Newman, S


P457: Neuropsychology of Language

To produce a sentence speakers have to generate a representation of
the message they want to express, retrieve the meaning and sound of
the words, order the words and activate motor plans for
articulation. This course examines the processes that underlie
language processing by concentrating on the relationships between
the brain and language comprehension and production in humans.  We
will focus on understanding the neural systems responsible for
language by examining language disorders (e.g., aphasia and
dyslexia) as well as neuroimaging studies of normal populations.
The course is designed to be a combination of group discussions and
lectures.  There will be a textbook (to be selected) and a number of
readings from recent research journals.