Language, Brain and Cognition

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2021/22
Vakcode LTR022M10
Vaknaam Language, Brain and Cognition
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II

Uitgebreide vaknaam Language, Brain and Cognition
Leerdoelen After successful completion of this course, students will have a thorough knowledge of EEG and/or eyetracking approaches to psycholinguistics. They will be able to formulate an academic problem in the field of psycholinguistic research with EEG and/or eyetracking independently. That is, they will be able to select, apply and where necessary adapt an adequate theoretical framework and the above mentioned techniques to make an original contribution to our understanding of language and the brain. Also, they will be able to independently formulate a research proposal that makes use of these techniques.

In addition, they will be able to make use of the research results of others, to evaluate these, and to critically make connections between their own specialist knowledge of linguistic and psycholinguistic theories, as well as theories of cognition. They will gain experience in working with other students and lecturers on an academic project , prepare for participation in the international academic debate in the chosen area of specialization, and practice presenting an academic problem convincingly in English, both orally and in writing.

Furthermore, successful completion of the course will provide them with skills necessary to keep abreast of the latest developments in psycholinguistics and broaden and deepen their own knowledge and understanding. Also, they will practice to reflect on the implications of their work for the development of linguistic theories.
Omschrijving This course will introduce students to theories on the relationship between language and the brain, as well as two major research methods that are applied in this field of research (EEG and eye tracking). The course will consist of a series of lectures on cognition (focusing on attention, working memory and executive functions), lectures and demos on methodology (EEG and eyetracking), as well as presentations and group activities by the students themselves, with each student expected to acquire (and share) in-depth knowledge of two theoretical topics.
Uren per week
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
Toetsvorm essay, presentatie, werkstuk(ken)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. S.A. Sprenger
Docent(en) dr. S.A. Sprenger
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
All research articles are available online.
Example for background literature:
"Using the visual world paradigm to study language processing: A review and critical evaluation"
Trueswe Huettig F., Rommers, J. & Meyer, A. S. (2011), [i]Acta Psychologica, 137[/i], 151-171
Entreevoorwaarden Dit vak is toegankelijk voor studenten van de Research Master.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
ReMa Taalwetenschappen / Linguistics  (ReMa Language and Communication Technologies (LCT); Erasmus Mundus) 1 semester II keuzegroep
ReMa Taalwetenschappen / Linguistics  (ReMa Language and Cognition) 1 semester II keuze