8.3129 Neurocognition of Language and Communication


Type Language Semester Credits Hours Room Time Term Year
V e 3 4 2 Di 14-16 W 2017
BSc: optional compulsory (Wahlpflichtbereich)
BSc examination field: Neuroscience (KOGW-WPM-NW)
BSc examination field: Computational Linguistics (KOGW-WPM-CL)
BSc examination field: Cognitive Psychology (KOGW-WPM-KNP)
MSc: Major subject
MSc major: Linguistics and Computational Linguistics
MSc major: Neuroscience
MSc major: Cognitive Psychology


The lecture will treat various cognitive and neurophysiological aspects of processing language and other forms of human communication. The lecture will cover classic neurolinguistic themes, such as for example the neural basis of phonological, lexical-semantic, syntactic processing, language development, second language learning as well as evolutionary precursors of language in nun-human species.

ETCS credits will be earned via a mid-term and a final exam (45 min. each).