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Module code:HCSCGH20(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Neuroscience of Language
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Judit Druks
Organiser's location:Chandler House
Available for students in Year(s):1,
Module prerequisites:Attending Introduction to brain and imaging the brain module in autumn term 
Module outline:Module overview: The objective of the module is to familiarize students with the work of neuroscientists whose research focuses on speech and language; familiarize them with these state of the art research methods and their applications; and help them to critically read the relevant literature. It is expected that by the end of the module students will know the possibilities and limitations of using imaging technology in studying language processing both in normal and patient populations; will know the questions contemporary neuroscientists are interested in; will be confident readers of research papers. The module will be taught by UCL lecturers who are active researchers in the area of neuroscience of language. Each week a different lecturer will present his/her own research. Students will be asked to read an original paper for each session and be able to discuss it in class. 
Module aims: Outline of sessions in 2012 (subject to change in 2013) 1. Rachel Holland: Deficits in phonology and past tense morphology 2. Carolyn McGettigan: Hemispheric asymmetries in speech perception 3. Tae Twomey: Is there a visual word form area in the brain? 4. Sharon Geve: Inner speech 5. Andrea Santi: Syntactic complexity dimensions: an fMRI study. 6. Jenny Crinion: Speech facilitation 7. Jane Warren: Brain connections and outcome following stroke 8. Mairead MacSweeney: How do you read a language you cannot hear? 9. Zoe Woodhead: Specialization for written words over objects in the visual cortex 10. Marinella Cappalletti: Numbers and time doubly dissociate 
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Module assessment:One essay 100.00%.
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