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Title: Brain and language: Understanding the neurological implications of proficiency

Join the SLA program in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures for a lecture by Dr. Edna Andrews. Dr. Andrews is Professor of Linguistics and Cultural Anthropology and the Nancy and Jeffrey Marcus Professor of Slavic and Eurasian Studies at Duke University. Among her recent publications is "Neuroscience and Multilingualism", 2014, Cambridge University Press.

Title: Variability and Invariance in Speech and Lexical Processing: Evidence from Aphasia and Functional Neuroimaging


Title: "Who is she? Reference, depth of processing, and the N400" 

My field of interest is motor control defined as an area of natural science exploring how the nervous system interacts with other body parts and the environment to produce purposeful, coordinated actions. In particular, I have been involved in the development of the equilibrium-point hypothesis and uncontrolled manifold hypothesis using experimental studies of motor coordination during standing, stepping, reaching, and multi-digit (pressing and prehensile) tasks.

Dr. McEwen received his A.B. in chemistry from Oberlin College in 1959 and his Ph.D. in cell biology from Rockefeller in 1964. He was a United States Public Health Service Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Neurobiology in Göteborg, Sweden, from 1964 to 1965 and an assistant professor in zoology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. McEwen returned to Rockefeller in 1966 as assistant professor. He was appointed associate professor in 1971 and professor and head of laboratory in 1981 and was named Alfred E. Mirsky Professor in 1999.

Eve Marder is the Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of Neuroscience in the Biology Department of Brandeis University. Marder was President of the Society for Neuroscience in 2008. Marder is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Biophysical Society and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She received the Miriam Salpeter Memorial Award for Women in Neuroscience, the W.F. Gerard Prize from the Society for Neuroscience, the Gruber Award in Neuroscience, the George A.

Zoe Schlueter will talk about her current research using EEG methods to understand predictive processes at the semantic/discourse level.

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Language science is by nature multidisciplinary and our programs support students in actively crossing departmental and university boundaries. The language science initiative provides students with the flexibility to create individualized programs of study involving combinations of faculty mentors. The list of programs and specializations below is just a starting point, and our current students and faculty mentors are happy to answer questions about the programs and about particular areas of interest. 

William Matchin will talk about "ERP indices of structure building mechanisms".

All welcome.

Psycholinguistics Lab meeting. Fridays, 12:00 - 1:30. Linguistics Dept seminar room, 1108B Marie Mount Hall.

On October 10th we'll have a double-header featuring Kate Harrigan, discussing her work on how children learn and understand very-hard-to-observe words, such as "want", "think", and "hope". Then Ellen Lau will talk about some of her recent work on ERPs and predictive processes ("Events vs. Entities with ERPs").

All welcome.

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