EEG and neurolinguistics

Tuesday 10th October 2023 (14:00-15:00)
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Speaker's Name: Connor Houghton
Speaker's Affiliation: Computer Science, University of Bristol
Speaker's Research Theme(s): Mathematical neuroscience,CMMB
One difficulty when studying language is that humans are the only animals that can speak: in fact the uniqueness of our linguistic ability is one of the things that makes it so interesting; we are studying humans at the most human, not reducing them to an animal model. However, this does limit us to minimally-invasive recording methods. Moreover, fMRI is too slow for most language experiments, so the tool of choice is EEG, MEG or, exceptionally, LFPs. Since language is a complex cognitive phenomenon this is a more subtle and more challenging a use of EEG data than has by typical in the past. Here I will describe some of the questions in neurolinguistics along with our initial modest attempts to address them, some of the approaches we are taking to these data and some of the approaches I think will prove useful in the future.

Venue: Mathematical Sciences, A17

School of Mathematical Sciences

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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