Psychology and Brain Sciences | Topics in Psychology
P457 | 16513 | S. Newman


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.