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FH Scholars Invited to Deliver RGC Public Lecture

Prof. William Shiyuan Wang, Chair Professor of Language and Cognitive Sciences, and Dr Manson Cheuk Man Fong, Research Assistant Professor, of the Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies, delivered a Research Grants Council Public Lecture entitled “A Journey into Language: Evolution, Cognition, and Neuroscience” at the Hong Kong Science Museum on 12 November 2022. Prof. Wang and Dr Fong talked about the evolutionary history of human beings that has made language possible, the cognitive and neural bases of language, the brain changes in normal and pathological ageing, and how they impact our language functions. Along the way, the speakers also shared their related ongoing research projects on brain age estimation, language comprehension, foreign language learning, etc.

The Research Grants Council (RGC) has been organising regular public lectures to introduce to the public the achievements of the Hong Kong higher education sector, and let the community know about the importance and values of the work of our researchers.

Please click here to review the lecture in Cantonese.

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