Course details

8.3457

Neurocognition of language and non-verbal communication

S
WS 2020 Maria Spychalska
4h/wk
8 ECTS
B.Sc modules:
CS-BWP-CL - (Computational) Linguistics
CS-BWP-CNP - Cognitive (Neuro-)Psychology
KOGW-WPM-CL - Computational Linguistics
KOGW-WPM-KNP - Cognitive (Neuro-)Psychology
M.Sc modules:
CC-MWP-CL - Computational Linguistics
CS-MWP-CL - (Computational) Linguistics
CS-MWP-CNP - Cognitive (Neuro-)Psychology
KOGW-MWPM-CL - Major subject Linguistics and Computational Linguistics
KOGW-MWPM-KNP - Major subject Cognitive (Neuro-)Psychology

Doctorate program
Tue: 12-16

The course has a character of an extended and advanced seminar. It will focus on (neuro)cognitive basis of language and other forms of human communication. We will discuss various aspects of language processing, including syntax, semantics and pragmatics, as well as non-verbal communication, for instance, with gestures or iconic signs. Covering a wide range of neurolinguistic literature we will compare the applicability of various (neuro)cognitive methods, such as EEG, MEG and fMRI. Some behavioural and eye-tracking studies will be discussed in addition. The course will include both lectures and student presentations. Discussion sessions of journal articles will constitute an integral part of the course and hence active participation is expected. Requirements: (A) presentation in class of at least one journal paper (B) additional presentation of another journal paper OR homework OR essay (depending on the number of attending students) (C) active participation/short homework