This course will review evidence for hippocampal contributions to language use and processing. We will also discuss the implications of this work for understanding cognitive-communication disorders in TBI and Alzheimer’s disease.
Course created on November 16, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the hallmark processing features of the hippocampus and how those are recruited to support language processing.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe 2-3 methods for studying the contribution of the hippocampus to language processing.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how new evidence on the role of hippocampus in language relates to complex cognitive-communication disorders.
|5-10 Minutes||History of the study of memory and language|
|10-15 Minutes||New advances in characterizing the role of hippocampus in cognition|
|15-20 Minutes||A proposal on hippocampal contributions to language|
|20-30 Minutes||Behavioral evidence for proposal|
|30-40 Minutes||Eyetracking evidence for proposal|
|40-50 Minutes||Electrophysiological evidence for proposal|
|50-55 Minutes||Conclusion and future directions|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Dr. Melissa Duff is the director of the Communication and Memory Laboratory. Her research focuses on the role of memory in language and social interaction. Her work pays special attention to the role of the hippocampal dependent memory system in language use and processing and in flexible cognition more broadly. The lab combines neuropsychological, neuroimaging, and eye-tracking methods together with behavioral methods to address questions about the dynamic network of neural and cognitive systems that support memory and language in the everyday communicative settings and tasks. Dr. Duff also conducts work in the area of acquired brain injury and is interested in factors that influence long-term outcome. Dr. Duff has an established record of research funding from the National Institutes of Health, and is the author of more than 75 research publications. She is the recipient of the 2010 Award for Early Career Contributions in Research by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and was named Deans Scholar in 2015 at the University of Iowa where she was a faculty member until 2016.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in cooperation with Vanderbilt University Bill Wilkerson Center.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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