BCSC 265: Language & the Brain

Prerequisites: BCSC 152 or LING 110, and BCSC 110 or NSCI 201
Offered: Spring

This course will examine how the comprehension and production of language is implemented in the human brain. We will consider a number of questions: What is the network of brain areas that subserves language processing? What are the specific functions of these areas? What happens when these brain areas are damaged? What is the timing of brain activity in these areas during language processing? Finally, how do the brain areas involved in language processing overlap with those involved in other complex cognitive processes? The course will examine evidence from neuropsychological patients and from brain imaging studies to address these questions.