Postgraduate Course: Language Behaviours, Brains and Cognition: Data and Theories (PSYL11074)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Psychology
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||We will consider speaking, listening, and reading in relation to brains and cognition.
In this course we will review the latest theorising concerning speaking, listening, and reading, the goal being to understand the detailed content of these activities, and how that content is supported by the anatomical and computational nature of human brains.
This is a stand-alone course but has also been designed to complement Language Behaviours, Brains and Cognition: Principles and Approaches. The goal is to reflect an Edinburgh view of language research.
Formative feedback available;
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2013/14 Block 2 (Sem 1), Not available to visiting students (SS1)
||Learn enabled: Yes
|Course Start Date
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 10,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 2,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|To understand how to construct a research programme around some aspect of current research in speaking, listening, and reading, so that the student understands the state of the art and can make proposals for further work, potentially at MSc project level or at PhD level.
|One 2500 word essay|
Assignment deadline: Thursday 19th December 2013, 12 noon
Word limit: 3000 maximum
Return deadline: Friday 24th January 2014
||Lecture 1 Brain structures and behaviours for reading
Lecture 2 Brain structures and behaviours for listening
Lecture 3 Brain structures and behaviours for speaking
Lecture 4 The corpus callosum and language
Lecture 5 The cerebral hemispheres and language
Lecture 6 Visual information processing and language
Lecture 7 Memory, attention and language
Lecture 8 The dyslexias and dyspahsias
Lecture 9 Synaesthesia and language
Lecture 10 Autism and language
||Students will acquire the capacity to find material in the research literature and to evaluate it with respect to the current goals of the field; they will gain practice in synthesising information and re-presenting it.
||There is no set textbook. The suggested readings will be a mix of influential older research papers and current research papers, and will be electronically available at the start of the course.
|Course organiser||Dr Richard Shillcock
Tel: (0131 6)50 4425
|Course secretary||Miss Toni Noble
Tel: (0131 6)51 3188
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