課程資訊
課程名稱
語言處理的電生理研究
Electrophysiology of language processing 
開課學期
101-1 
授課對象
理學院  心理學研究所  
授課教師
李佳霖 
課號
LING7427 
課程識別碼
142EM1120 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期一5,6,7(12:20~15:10) 
上課地點
樂學館304 
備註
本課程以英語授課。13:30-16:30上課.與周泰立合開
總人數上限:12人
外系人數限制:5人 
Ceiba 課程網頁
http://ceiba.ntu.edu.tw/1011ElectroLing 
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課程概述

This course surveys the theory and practice of using recordings of electrical brain response to study cognition. We will focus on what brainwaves reveal about language processing at various levels by covering classic findings and basic paradigms. The course will involve a combination of lecture, article reading, discussion, and demonstrations. 

課程目標
This course aims to give students:
• a basic level of competence with the technical and theoretical aspects of electrophysiological recordings
• knowledge of how electrophysiological methods can be used to investigate various aspects of language and cognitive processing
• practice with critically reading and evaluating research articles in this area
• experience in designing and writing experiments using electrophysiological methods.
 
課程要求
As the aim of this course is to survey various aspects of language processing approached by electric recordings of human brain activity within a semester, it will be content- and reading-intensive. Students are expected to finish the reading and coming to class prepared to discuss it. Students will also be given assignments every week, as an immediate review of the key concept covered in that week, as well as a final paper to demonstrate integration of the content covered in this class and students’ own research ideas. 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
另約時間 備註: Mon./Wed. after class or by appointment 
參考書目
 
指定閱讀
Readings in this class include some chapters from ‘An Introduction to the Event-related Potential Technique’ by Steven Luck, review articles, and experimental reports. The assigned readings will be available electronically, in PDF format. You are not expected to read all papers from beginning to end. When doing your readings, try to keep these questions in mind:

For review articles:
• What are the central issues in this field?
• What are the advantages of using electrophysiology to address those issues?
• How have electrophysiological techniques been used in this field?
o What are the typical experimental designs?
o What components have been focused on?
• What insights about cognitive/physiology have been obtained?

For experimental articles:
• What is the goal of the study?
• What is the specific hypothesis tested?
• How does the experimental design address the question?
• What are the possible outcomes of the experiment and what would each mean?
• What was the actual outcome?
• What are the authors’ conclusions?
• Are there alternative explanations for this outcome? (eg., confounding factors)
• What are the outstanding questions and how might you address them?
 
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
Final paper  
20% 
A 5 page short paper including research question, experimental design, predictions on specific ERP components, and associated literature review. Students are welcome to discuss with me about their papers through out the semester during office hours.  
2. 
Paper presentations 
30% 
After the mid-term exam, each student will be required to do two paper presentations. In each presentation, the presenter should try to concisely summarize the research goal(s), methods, hypotheses, predictions and the actual results of the paper, and prepare some discussion points (e.g., possible confounds or things left to do). The purpose of this task is to encourage students to read actively and critically on the one hand, and prepare them for their final paper on the other. Presentations on long papers will be divided and coordinated by two students. 
3. 
Mid-term exam 
20% 
The midterm exam will be worth 20% of the final grade. Short answer and essay questions will be derived from lecture material and assigned readings that are largely covered in the weekly homework. 
4. 
Homework 
20% 
Before the mid-term exam, two to three short-answer review questions about the main points conveyed in recent lectures will be given at the end of the Wednesday classes and due before the next Wednesday class. The concepts asked in these questions will form a substantial part of the midterm exam; therefore it is worth answering these questions thoroughly and correctly as it helps you prepare for the exams on a regular basis. Students are allowed to work together on homework, until it comes to writing the answer. The final homework grade will be calculated out of a maximum of 20 (two points per question). Since there will be more than 10 questions in total, a student can miss or fail some questions and still obtain a perfect score. Scores above twenty will be counted as extra-credit.  
5. 
Come to class prepared and participate 
10% 
Being prepared means having read the assigned articles and having your initial thoughts or questions about them before coming to class. Participating in class discussions is valuable because it makes you an active learner and greatly increases the likelihood that you will understand and retain the material. See below for tips for effective reading.  
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
09/10  Overview 
第1週
09/12   Foundations: Basic electricity and neurophysiology 
第2週
09/19  No class due to the annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. (Classes will be held on 10/31) 
第2週
09/17  Foundations: neuroanatomy
(Dr. Chou Tai-Li) 
第3週
09/24  Technical aspects of ERP Recording; The ERP and cognitive psychology: conceptual issues 
第4週
10/01  Paradigms, measurement and inference-drawing; Mental Chronometry [ERN: Error-Related Negativity; LRP: Lateralized Readiness Potentials] (Q set 2 due; Q set 3 posted) 
第5週
10/08  Speech perception: overview  
第6週
10/15  Speech perception: categorical perception [MMN];Audio-visual integration [MMN]; Hemispheric asymmetry [MMN] 
第7週
10/22  Attended information evaluation [overview and P300] 
第8週
10/29  Syntactic processing; Review session for the mid term exam 
第9週
11/05  Mid term exam (in class) 
第10週
11/12  Syntactic processing I 
第11週
11/19  Syntactic processing III; Meaning processing [available at http://www.scholarpedia.org/article/N400] 
第12週
11/26  Meaning processing [N400]  
第13週
12/03  Prediction & recovery; Meaning selection 
第14週
12/10  Meaning processing: hemispheric asymmetry; Meaning vs. structure 
第15週
12/12&17  Making sense of the discourse; ERP, Language and Gesture; ERP, Language, and Emotion  
第16週
12/24  ERP and polyglots [pdf file not ready yet] 
第17週
12/31  Holiday. No class. Class held on 12/22. 
第18週
1/14  Final paper due by 9am, emailed to Charlene in word documents.