LING 646/889D: Cognitive Neuroscience of Language

Syllabus

Tentative Schedule

Date Topic Readings Supplementary Readings Assignment/Quiz
Wednesday, Aug. 29
NO CLASS (EL away)
Monday, Sep. 3
NO CLASS (Labor Day)
Wednesday, Sep. 5 Introduction Marr (1982)    
Monday, Sep. 10 Neuroscience Review Ward (2010) Chapter 2 Loggia slides
Discovery of the Neuron
Lab 1 assigned
Wednesday, Sep. 12 Neural maps: phonotopy Obleser, Scott, & Eulitz (2006) Pantev (1989)
Monahan, Lau, & Idsardi (2012)
Quiz 1
Monday, Sep. 17 MEG Hari & Salmelin, 2012 Salmelin, 2007  
Wednesday, Sep. 19 MEG lab visit Scharinger, Idsardi, & Poe, 2011 Roberts & Poeppel, 1996 Quiz 2
Monday, Sep. 24 Higher-level storage: VWFA McCandliss, Cohen, & Dehaene (2003)
Baker, Liu, Wald, Kwong, Benner, & Kanwisher (2007)
Dehaene & Cohen (2007)
Price & Devlin (2003)
Dehaene, Cohen, Sigman, Vinckier (2005)
Kherif, Josse, & Price, 2010
Bolger, Perfetti, & Schneider (2005)
 
Wednesday, Sep. 26 fMRI Huettel, Song & McCarthy (2009) Chapter 1   Quiz 3
Monday, Oct. 1 Higher-level storage: lexical-conceptual Chao & Martin (1999)
Bedny, Caramazza, Grossman, Pascual-Leone, & Saxe (2008)
Patterson, Nestor, & Rogers (2007)
Martin (2007)
Lambon-Ralph & Patterson (2008)
Lau, Phillips, & Poeppel (2008)
 
Wednesday, Oct. 3 Distributed representations Haxby (2001)
Mitchell et al. (2008)
Mitchell et al. (2008) suppl.
Plate (2003)
Norman, Polyn, Detre & Haxby (2008)
Rissman & Wagner (2012)
Fedorenko, Nieto-Castanon, & Kanwisher (2012)
Quiz 4
Monday, Oct. 8 fMRI lab visit Huettel, Song & McCarthy (2009) selected sections   Lab 1 due; Lab 2 assigned
Wednesday, Oct. 10 Localizing language processing Poeppel & Embick (2005)
Hickok & Poeppel (2007)
Friederici (2012)
Price (2012)
Saur et al. (2008)
Quiz 5
Monday, Oct. 15 Localizing language processing Fedorenko & Kanwisher (2009)
Grodzinsky (2010)
Fedorenko & Kanwisher (2011)
 
Wednesday, Oct. 17 Broca's area Grodzinsky & Santi (2008)
Rogalsky & Hickok (2011)
Fedorenko & Kanwisher (2011)
Hickok & Rogalsky (2011)
Sprouse & Lau (2012)
Sahin, Pinker, Cash, Schomer, & Halgren (2009)
Quiz 6
Monday, Oct. 22 Ambiguity resolution Rodd, Davis, & Johnsrude (2005)
van Heuven, Schriefers, Dijkstra & Hagoort (2008)
Novick, Trueswell & Thompson-Schill, 2010
Grindrod, Bilenko, Myers & Blumstein (2008)
Davis et al. (2007)
Novick, Trueswell & Thompson-Schill, 2005;
 
Wednesday, Oct. 24 Visit EEG Lab Luck (2005) Chapter 1
Kutas & Hillyard (1980)
Kutas & Hillyard (1984) Quiz 7
Monday, Oct. 29 Class cancelled - hurricane      
Wednesday, Oct. 31 EEG Luck (2005) Chapter 2
Hagoort, Hald, Bastiaansen & Petersson (2004)
  Lab 2 due
Monday, Nov. 5 Syntactic/semantic combination Hagoort (2005)
Baggio & Hagoort (2010)
Baggio, Choma, van Lambalgen & Hagoort (2009) Lab 3 assigned
Wednesday, Nov. 7 Syntactic/semantic combination Pylkkanen, Oliveri & Smart (2009)
Bemis & Pylkkanen (2011)
Magnusdottir et al. (2012)
Rogalsky & Hickok (2008)
Humphries, Binder, Medler & Liebenthal (2006)
Quiz 8
Monday, Nov. 12 No class - MD Neuroimaging retreat Maryland Neuroimaging Retreat    
Wednesday, Nov. 14 Testing representational theories: phonology & lexical Eulitz & Lahiri (2004)
Monahan, Hwang & Idsardi (submitted)
Beretta, Fiorentino & Poeppel (2005)
Pylkkanen, Llinas & Murphy (2006) Quiz 9
Monday, Nov. 19 Testing representational theories: lexical & semantic/syntactic Fiorentino & Poeppel (2007)
Westerlund & Pylkkanen
Brennan & Pylkkanen
Pylkkanen & McElree (2007) Lab 3 due
Wednesday, Nov. 21 Testing processing theories: semantic Nieuwland & Kuperberg (2008)
Xiang, Dillon & Phillips (2009)
   
Monday, Nov. 26 Testing processing theories: syntax Hahne & Friederici (1999)
McLaughlin, Tanner, Pitkanen, Frenck-Mestre, Inoue, Valentine, & Osterhout (2010)
Gouvea, Phillips, Kazanina & Poeppel (2009)  
Wednesday, Nov. 28 Testing processing theories: N400 and P600 revisited Kim & Osterhout (2005)
Chow & Phillips (submitted)
   
Monday, Dec. 3 Testing processing theories: production van Turennout et al. (1998)
Lotto, Hickok & Holt (2009)
Hickok, Houde & Rong (2011)  
Wednesday, Dec. 5 Testing processing theories: reference Van Berkum, Koorneef, Otten & Nieuwland (2007)
Nieuwland, Petersson & Van Berkum (2007)
Nieuwland, Otten & Van Berkum (2007) Quiz 10
Monday, Dec. 10 Group discussion of progress on experiment proposals      
Monday, Dec. 17
NO CLASS: LAST DAY TO TURN IN PROJECT PROPOSALS

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