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Evelyn Ferstl (University of Freiburg) - Language Comprehension in Context: A Neuroscientific Perspective

When Apr 05, 2019
from 09:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Where Moore 127
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Language Comprehension in Context: A Neuroscientific Perspective

Text comprehension research has resulted in theoretical proposals and thorough experimental work on presumably distinguishable subprocesses, such as semantic integration, inferencing, or situation model building. With the increased availability of neuroimaging, there is now a considerable body of empirical work on the functional neuroanatomy of these processes. However, the mapping of particular brain regions to text comprehension processes has not been very consistent. On the other hand, neuroscience has led to a variety of new concepts (e.g. protagonist monitoring, accumulation) to explain some unexpected results, to reflect the fact that many brain functions seem rather general, and to include social-cognitive aspects, such as Theory-of-Mind or emotion. In this talk, I will summarize the discussion and illustrate it using empirical findings from my own research.