Marta Kutas (Distinguished Professor and Chair, Cognitive Science, University of California, San Diego, USA)
Title: Event-related brain potential (ERP) evidence for Immedicacy,
Incrementality, prediction, and the role of context
Significant neuro-cognitive work takes place at the language-memory interface that supports word and sentence processing. Both the content and the functional organization of our knowledge influence language comprehension in real time. Each cerebral hemisphere seems to be involved, albeit in different ways. The nature of the functional organization of our knowledge (associative, categorical, events, perceptuo-motor) and their use in predictive and/or integrative language processing have been revealed via investigations employing event-related brain potentials (ERPs).
I will review some of our electrophysiological work supporting the idea that language processing is immediate and incremental, context-driven, sometimes predictive, multi-modal, and bi-hemispheric.
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There is a free lunch for students and postdocs following the seminar. All are welcome and strongly encouraged to take advantage of this great opportunity.