The Neuroscience of Reading & Language Comprehension


Examination of complex cognitive functions involved in effective language comprehension that involve multiple layers of analysis (e.g., sounds, words, syntax, discourse), and require extensive computational resources and processes afforded by the brain. Focus on neural infrastructure that enables language comprehension. Consideration of clinical disorders that result in language impairment such as semantic dementia and aphasia, and modern research technologies such as fMRI, EEG, and transcranial magnetic stimulation that can be used to study neurotypical individuals. Includes methodological details of each technique, and research findings from primary source documents. One course.

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