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Ellen in San Diego

May 20 at the UC San Diego linguistics colloquium, Ellen Lau talks about "Neural measures of structured linguistic representations." Here's the abstract of Ellen's talk.


After many years of research, we still know relatively little about how linguistic structure is neurally encoded, and we lack consensus on whether even any neural correlate of these structured representations has been identified. In this talk, I will argue that investigations of neural measures of structure can be usefully organized according to whether they are aimed towards (1) initial instantiation of a structural relation, (2) working memory representations necessary for non-local structural relations, or (3) short-term memory representations of all structural relations (Lau, 2018). I will discuss recent EEG and MEG research from our group on all three of these fronts.