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Aging and language comprehension

by Professor Lee Chia-ying, Research Fellow, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica

Conference/Seminars
Date                  15 September 2014
Time                  3:00-4:00pm
Venue                GH803

Synopsis:

  • Introduction of EEG/ERP techniques and language related ERP components:N400
  • Using N400 to examine the severity of language comprehension deficit in elderly and aphasic populations


Biography of speaker:
Prof Lee Chia-Ying is Research Fellow of Institute of Linguistics at Academia Sinica, Taiwan. She utilizes neuroimaging techniques, such as EEG/MEG and fMRI, to study neural signature of speech perception, the effects of the statistical structure of Chinese characters and compounds, and the role of sentential context on word recognition. The goal was to examine the cognitive and neurobiological mechanism of Chinese language processing and to provide a better understanding of how the statistical properties of written and spoken Chinese are represented and processed in the brain through language acquisition, how languages vary in orthographic depth may determine the grain size of lexical representations, and how the fundamental research can be applied to the early identification of children with language delays and the development of science-based interventions program.

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