SOW-DGCN43
Neurobiology of Language
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleSOW-DGCN43
Credits (ECTS)6
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Social Sciences; Cognitive Neuroscience;
Lecturer(s)
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Lecturer
dr. V. Piai
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Coordinator
dr. V. Piai
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Lecturer
R.M. Willems
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Contactperson for the course
R.M. Willems
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R.M. Willems
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Academic year2021
Period
SEM2  (31/01/2022 to 15/07/2022)
Starting block
SEM2
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
This course will provide up-to-date insights into the neurobiological basis of language. The course will be given by internationally leading researchers in the field. Students will learn how state-of-the-art methods and approaches are currently being applied, and what are the next big questions for the field. 
 
Content
Students will get a thorough overview of the neural processes involved in language comprehension and production. We will see how insights from cognitive neuroscience can inform psycholinguistic models and vice versa. Topics covered include (among others): Neural basis of semantics; Pragmatics and the brain; Cognitive neuroscience models of language; Neural insights into prediction in language. Part of the course consists of discussion sessions.
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Recommended materials
Articles
Lecture notes and syllabus containing relevant articles from top-quality journals.
Articles
Hagoort, P. (2017). The core and beyond in the language-ready brain. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 81, 194-204. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2017.01.048.
Articles
Hagoort, P. : https://pure.mpg.de/pubman/item/item_2388611_8/component/file_2509088/Hagoort_2017a.pdf
Articles
Hasson, U., Egidi, G., Marelli, M., & Willems, R. M. (2018). Grounding the neurobiology of language in first principles: The necessity of non-language-centric explanations for language comprehension. Cognition, 180, 135–157.
Articles
Hasson, U., Egidi, G., Marelli, M., & Willems, R. M. : https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2018.06.018

Instructional modes
Discussion
Attendance MandatoryYes

Lecture
Attendance MandatoryYes

Self-study
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tests
Closed book exam
Test weight80
Test typeExam
OpportunitiesBlock HER, Block SEM2

Remark
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Assignments
Test weight20
Test typeAssignment
OpportunitiesBlock SEM2