Psycholinguistics is the study of the neurobiological and psychological factors that enable us to acquire, use, and understand language. Modern research makes use of cognitive psychology, neuroscience and computer science to study how we process language. The course focuses on but is not restricted to the neuroscience of language. Students will be familiarized with a variety of topics ranging from to theoretical and experimental issues in speech production and comprehension to the newest insights in language impairments and the relationship between thought and language. The evolution as well as the acquisition of language will be discussed in depth. Students will also learn, hands on, about experimental approaches to the study of language and they are expected to become capable of understanding human linguistic capacity as the focus of multidisciplinary research.
- Teacher: Gerda Andringa