LING 646/889D: Cognitive Neuroscience of Language

Syllabus

Class Project

Tentative Schedule

Date Topic Readings Supplementary (not required) Readings Assignment
Mon., Aug. 31 Introduction Marr (1982)
Poeppel & Embick (2005)
Embick & Poeppel (2014)  
Wed., Sep. 2 Neuroscience review, introduction to ERP Luck Ch. 1, p. 1-27
Kutas & Hillyard (1980)
Buxton (2002) Chapter 1
Loggia slides
Discovery of the Neuron
RR1
Mon., Sep. 7 Labor Day      
Wed., Sep. 9 Lexical/sentential ERP components: past and present Luck Ch. 2, p. 49-66
Kutas & Federmeier (2011), p. 621-627
Hanulikova, van Alphen, van Goch, Weber (2012)
  RR2
Mon., Sep. 14 Processing questions: semantics/pragmatics and ERPs Van Berkum (2008)   RR3
Wed., Sep. 16 Processing questions: syntax and ERPs Xiang, Dillon & Phillips (2009)
Tanner, Nicol, & Brehm (2014)
  RR4
Fri. Sep. 18
 
CITI Human Subjects Training due
Mon., Sep. 21 Processing questions: speech perception/production and ERPs Sanders, Newport & Neville (2002)
Strijkers, Costa, & Thierry (2010)
  RR5
Wed., Sep. 23 Processing questions: L2 and ERPs McLaughlin et al. (2004)
Thierry & Wu (2007)
  (no RR)
Sat. Sep. 26
 
Lab 1 (EEG) due
Lab 1 data
Mon., Sep. 28 Processing questions: L2 and ERPs Tanner, McLaughlin, Herschensohn, & Osterhout (2013)
Martin et al. (2013)
  RR6
Wed., Sep. 30 Localization Golestani et al. (2011)
Baker et al. (2007)
  RR7
Mon., Oct. 5 EEG Lab visit      
Wed., Oct. 7 MRI and fMRI      
Fri. Oct. 9
 
Group project first draft proposals due
Mon., Oct. 12 Neuroanatomy and aphasiology Thothathiri, Kimberg & Schwartz (2012) Linebarger, Saffran & Schwartz (1983) (RR9)
Wed., Oct. 14 Implementation questions: localizing 'syntax' Grodzinsky & Santi (2008)
Matchin, Sprouse, & Hickok (2014)
Rogalsky & Hickok (2011)
Fedorenko, Behr & Kanwisher (2010)
Sprouse & Lau (2012)
(RR10)
Mon., Oct. 19 Implementation questions: localizing 'syntax' Humphries et al. (2006)
Wilson et al. (2014)
  RR11
Wed., Oct. 21 Implementation questions: localizing 'syntax' Pallier et al. (2011)   RR12
Fri. Oct. 23
 
Group project stimulus materials and second draft proposals due
Mon., Oct. 26 Implementation questions: localizing 'speech perception' Hickok & Poeppel (2007)
Overath et al. (2015)
  RR13
Wed., Oct. 28 Implementation questions: localizing 'the lexicon' Lau, Phillips, & Poeppel (2008) Damasio et al. (1996) RR14
Sat. Oct. 31
 
Lab 2 (fMRI) due
Mon., Nov. 2 Implementation questions: localizing 'the lexicon' Schwartz et al. (2009)   RR15
Wed., Nov. 4 Implementation questions: localizing 'semantics' (semantic 'hubs') Patterson, Nestor, & Rogers (2007)
Binder & Desai (2011)
  RR16
Mon., Nov. 9 Implementation questions: localizing 'semantics' (MVPA approaches) Mitchell et al. (2008)
Correia et al. (2014)
Norman, Polyn, Detre & Haxby (2008) RR17
Wed., Nov. 11 Implementation questions: localizing 'cognitive control' in language processing Luk et al. (2012)
Gold et al. (2013)
Rodd, Davis, & Johnsrude (2005)
Novick et al., 2005
RR18
Fri. Nov. 13
 
Group project raw data due
Mon., Nov. 16 MEG and source localization     Submit a paragraph describing a tentative idea for Lab 4
Wed., Nov. 18 Representational questions: phonology Scharinger, Monahan & Idsardi (2012)
Ylinen et al. (2009)
  RR19
Mon., Nov. 23 Representational questions: lexicon Fiorentino & Poeppel (2007) King, Linzen & Marantz (submitted) RR20
Wed., Nov. 25 Implementation questions: combinatorics in MEG Westerlund, Kastner, Al Kaabi, & Pylkkanen (2015)   Group project pre-processed ERP files due
Mon., Nov. 30 Return to foundations Embick & Poeppel (2014)   RR21
Wed., Dec. 2 visit the MNC      
Friday, Dec. 4
 
Lab 3 (MEG) due
Mon., Dec. 7 Group project presentations     Group project presentations
Wed., Dec. 9 Lab 4 presentations     Lab 4 presentations
Mon., Dec. 14
 
Lab 4 (experiment proposal) due