Clinical and Experimental Neurolinguistics Workshop (2023/2024)

Course code
cod wi: dt001103
Name of lecturer

Number of ECTS credits allocated
1
Academic sector
L-LIN/01 - HISTORICAL AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
BOLZANO
Period
Anno accademico 2023/2024 Dottorato di Ricerca dal Oct 1, 2023 al Sep 30, 2024.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this workshop, PhD students will be able to demonstrate knowledge of basic theoretical and methodological concepts adopted in the experimental study of language.

Syllabus

The course introduces the designs and methods most commonly used in the experimental study of language. It is structured in three parts: 1. The brain-language relation and how its study has evolved (from early localizationist to cognitive neuroscience approaches)
2. Experimental study of language: behavioral, magneto/electrophysiological, (functional) magnetic resonance imaging techniques.
3. Experimental study of language: clinical populations.

Readings

Introductory articles and book chapters related to the topics presented in class (no prior reading is required). • Baldo, J. V., & Dronkers, N. F. (2017). Lesion Studies. In A. de Groot & P. Hagoort (Eds.), Research Methods in Psycholinguistics and the Neurobiology of Language: A Practical Guide, 9, 310.
• Catani, M., & Mesulam, M. (2008). The arcuate fasciculus and the disconnection theme in language and aphasia: history and current state. Cortex, 44(8), 953-961.
• Dronkers, N. F., Plaisant, O., Iba-Zizen, M. T., & Cabanis, E. A. (2007). Paul Broca's historic cases: high resolution MR imaging of the brains of Leborgne and Lelong. Brain, 130(5), 1432-1441.
• Dronkers, N. F., Ivanova, M. V., & Baldo, J. V. (2017). What do language disorders reveal about brain–language relationships? From classic models to network approaches. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 23(9-10), 741-754.
• Rommers J. & Federmeier, K. (2017). Electrophysiological methods. In A. de Groot & P. Hagoort (Eds.), Research Methods in Psycholinguistics and the Neurobiology of Language: A Practical Guide, 9, 310.
• Willems, R., and Cristia, A. (2017). Hemodynamic methods: fMRI and fNIRS. In A. de Groot & P. Hagoort (Eds.), Research Methods in Psycholinguistics and the Neurobiology of Language: A Practical Guide, 9, 310.

Assessment methods and criteria

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