LING 646/889D: Cognitive Neuroscience of Language

Syllabus

Class Project

Tentative Schedule

Date Topic Readings Supplementary (optional) Readings Assignment/Quiz
Wed., Sep. 4 Introduction Marr (1982)    
Mon., Sep. 9 Neuroscience review, introduction to ERP Ward (2010) Chapter 2
Luck Ch. 1, p. 1-27
Buxton (2002) Chapter 1
Loggia slides
Discovery of the Neuron
 
Wed., Sep. 11 Language ERP components: classical approach Kutas & Hillyard (1980)
Luck Ch. 1, p. 27-49
Hahne & Friederici (1999)
Hagoort, Brown & Groothusen (1993)
Osterhout & Holcomb (1992)
Quiz 1 - action potentials
Mon., Sep. 16 Language ERP components: the approach evolves Kutas & Hillyard (1984)
Kutas & Federmeier (2000)
Hanulikova, van Alphen, van Goch, Weber (2012)
Lau, Stroud, Plesch & Phillips (2006)
Gouvea, Phillips, Kazanina & Poeppel (2009)
Steinhauer & Drury (2012)
Batterink & Neville (2013)
 
Wed., Sep. 18 Language ERP components: old meets new Kim & Osterhout (2005)
Chow & Phillips (2013)
Brouwer, Fitz, & Hoeks (2012)
Van Herten, Chwilla & Kolk (2006)
Kuperberg (2007)
Quiz 2 - ERP components
Fri. Sep. 20
 
CITI Human Subjects Training due
Mon., Sep. 23 Ellen away - work on EEG assignment      
Wed., Sep. 25 Testing processing theories with ERP Nieuwland & Kuperberg (2008)
Van Berkum, Koorneef, Otten & Nieuwland (2007)
Xiang, Dillon & Phillips (2009)
Burkhardt (2006)
Burkhardt (2007)
Bemis & Pylkkanen (2011)
 
Fri. Sep. 27
 
Lab 1 due
Lab 1 data
Mon., Sep. 30 Testing processing theories with ERP Van Wassenhove (2005)
Delong, Urbach & Kutas (2005)
Chow, Lau, Wang, Phillips (submitted)
   
Wed., Oct. 2 Testing processing theories with ERP Sanders, Newport & Neville (2002)
Astheimer & Sanders, 2011
Ashby (2010)
  Quiz 3 - navigating the brain
Mon., Oct. 7 Testing processing theories with ERP McLaughlin et al. (2004)
McLaughlin et al. (2010)
Thierry & Wu (2007)
   
Wed., Oct. 9 EEG Lab visit      
Fri. Oct. 11
 
Group project first draft proposals due
Mon., Oct. 14 Testing representational theories with MEG Naatanen et al. (1997)
Eulitz & Lahiri (2004)
Monahan & Idsardi (2010)
   
Wed., Oct. 16 Testing representational theories with MEG Beretta, Fiorentino & Poeppel (2005)
Fiorentino & Poeppel (2007)
  Quiz 4 - Basic brain structures
Mon., Oct. 21 Localization Poeppel & Embick (2005)
Fedorenko & Kanwisher (2009)
Friederici (2012)
Price (2012)
Saur et al. (2008)
 
Wed., Oct. 23 MEG Lab visit     Quiz 5 - Brodmann areas I
Fri. Oct. 25
 
Group project stimulus materials and second draft proposals due
Mon., Oct. 28 Localization - phonotopy Obleser, Scott, & Eulitz (2006)
Chang, Knight et al. (2010)
Scharinger, Idsardi, & Poe, 2011
Da Costa et al. (2011)
 
Wed., Oct. 31 Localization - VWFA McCandliss, Cohen, & Dehaene (2003)
Dehaene & Cohen (2007)
Vinckier et al. (2007)
Price & Devlin (2003)
Dehaene, Cohen, Sigman, Vinckier (2005)
Kherif, Josse, & Price, 2010
Bolger, Perfetti, & Schneider (2005)
Quiz 6 - Brodmann areas II
Mon., Nov. 4 Localization - Lexical-conceptual Patterson, Nestor, & Rogers (2007)
Mitchell et al. (2008)
Chao & Martin (1999)
Plate (2003)
Haxby (2001)
Norman, Polyn, Detre & Haxby (2008)
Rissman & Wagner (2012)
Fedorenko, Nieto-Castanon, & Kanwisher (2012)
Quiz 7 - tracts
Wed., Nov. 6 Ellen away - Work on class project      
Fri. Nov. 8
 
Lab 2 due
Mon., Nov. 11 Localization - lexical-conceptual Bedny, Caramazza, Grossman, Pascual-Leone, & Saxe (2008)    
Wed., Nov. 13 Localization - Broca's Area Grodzinsky & Santi (2008)
Rogalsky & Hickok (2011)
Fedorenko & Kanwisher (2011)
Hickok & Rogalsky (2011)
Fedorenko, Behr & Kanwisher (2010)
Sprouse & Lau (2012)
 
Fri. Nov. 15
 
Group project raw data due
Mon., Nov. 18 Localization - semantic and syntactic combination Pallier et al. (2011)
Bemis & Pylkkanen (2011)
Pylkkanen, Brennan & Bemis (2011)  
Wed., Nov. 20 MRI     Quiz 8 - one paragraph describing Lab 4 idea
Mon., Nov. 25 Localization - semantic and syntactic combination Hagoort (2013) Makuuchi et al. (2006)  
Wed., Nov. 27 Groups work on presentations     Group project pre-processed ERP files due
Mon., Dec. 2 fMRI lab visit      
Wed., Dec. 4 Localization - speech Hickok & Poeppel (2007)
Bedny et al (2011)
   
Friday, Dec. 6
 
Lab 3 due
Lab 3 data
Mon., Dec. 9 Localization - ambiguity resolution Rodd, Longe, Randall & Tyler (2010)
van Heuven, Schriefers, Dijkstra & Hagoort (2008)
Rodd, Davis, & Johnsrude (2005)
Grindrod et al. (2008)
Davis et al. (2007)
Novick et al., 2005
Nieuwland, Petersson & Van Berkum (2007)
 
Wed., Dec. 11 Group project presentations     Group project presentations
Mon., Dec. 17
 
Lab 4 due