Undergraduate Course: Memory and Language Processing (PSYL10104)
|School||School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course will explore how understanding sentences and discourses, an everyday computational feat that is often overlooked, can be construed as intrinsically reliant upon memory. The interface between memory architectures, operations, and linguistic representations will be considered in depth. Classes will be split between lecture and discussion.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Available with the standard prerequisites for 4th year Psychology option courses: Degree major in Psychology and passes in Psychology courses at least to the equivalent of Junior Honours level in Edinburgh. Prior agreement with the 4th Year Honours Course Organiser.
Course Delivery Information
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| -Have a basic understanding of the notions of linguistic structure and parsing, and how they relate to memory operations such as retrieval and variables such as interference.
-Understand and be able to critically evaluate the main theoretical claims and experimental evidence regarding the role of memory architecture and mechanisms for real-time language use.
-Understand common methodologies and analyses and how they relate to theoretical conclusions and interpretation of data.
|Lewis, R. L., Vasishth, S., & Van Dyke, J. (2006). Computational principles of working memory in sentence comprehension. Trends in Cognitive Science, 10, 447-454.|
Martin, A. E., Nieuwland, M. S., & Carreiras, M. (2012). Event-related brain potentials index cue-based retrieval interference during sentence comprehension. NeuroImage, 59, 1859-1869.
McElree, B. (2006). Accessing recent events. In B. H. Ross (Ed.), The psychology of learning and motivation, Vol. 46. San Diego: Academic Press.
McElree, B., Foraker, S., and Dyer, L. (2003). Memory structures that subserve sentence comprehension. Journal of Memory and Language 48, 67-91.
Nairne, J. S. (2002). The myth of the encoding-retrieval match. Memory, 10, 389-395.
VanDyke, J., and McElree, B. (2006). Retrieval interverence in sentence comprehension. Journal of Memory and Language, 55, p.157-166.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Andrea Martin-Nieuwland
Tel: (0131 6)50 3430
|Course secretary||Ms Marie Craft
Tel: (0131 6)50 3943