課程資訊
課程名稱
神經語言學專題討論
Topics on Neurolinguistic Research 
開課學期
101-2 
授課對象
理學院  一般心理學組  
授課教師
李佳霖 
課號
LING7429 
課程識別碼
142 M1170 
班次
 
學分
全/半年
半年 
必/選修
選修 
上課時間
星期一1,2(8:10~10:00)星期三1,2(8:10~10:00) 
上課地點
樂學館304樂學館304 
備註
本課程中文授課,使用英文教科書。每週一、三9:00-10:30上課。
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/1012NeuroLing 
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課程概述

This course aims to provide students with advanced knowledge about contemporary language processing research investigated with Neurolinguistic techniques. The course will be conducted in a seminar format. Topics include but are not limited to embodied understanding of language, hemispheric differences in language understanding, metaphor understanding, and language and aging. Topics may be adjusted according students’ research interest.
 

課程目標
The goals of this course are:
1. Students will be familiar with contemporary and important research topics in Neurolinguistics.
2. Student will receive training in presenting and criticizing research articles, and in writing a feasible research proposal in English. 
課程要求
Students will be expected to read assigned papers, make oral presentations, participate in classroom discussion, and prepare a research proposal. 
預期每週課後學習時數
 
Office Hours
另約時間 
參考書目
Kos, M., van den Brink, D., Snijders, T. M., Rijpkema, M., Franke, B., Fernandez, G., & Hagoort, P.
(2012). CNTNAP2 and Language Processing in Healthy Individuals as Measured with ERPs. PloS
one, 7(10), e46995.

Binder & Desai. (2011). The neurobiology of semantic memory. Trends in cognitive sciences.
15(11), 527-536.
West, W. C., & Holcomb, P. J. (2000). Imaginal, semantic, and surface-level processing of concrete
and abstract words: an electrophysiological investigation. Journal of Cognitive
Neuroscience, 12(6), 1024-1037.

Binder, J. R., Westbury, C. F., McKiernan, K. A., Possing, E. T., & Medler, D. A. (2005). Distinct brain
systems for processing concrete and abstract concepts. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17(6),
905-917.

Desai, R. H., Binder, J. R., Conant, L. L., Mano, Q. R., & Seidenberg, M. S. (2011). The neural career
of sensory-motor metaphors. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 23(9), 2376-2386.

Yang, F. P. G., Bradley, K., Huq, M., Wu, D. L., & Krawczyk, D. C. (2013). Contextual effects on
conceptual blending in metaphors: An event-related potential study. Journal of Neurolinguistics.
26(2),312-326.

Cardillo, E. R., Watson, C. E., Schmidt, G. L., Kranjec, A., & Chatterjee, A. (2011). From novel to
familiar: Tuning the brain for metaphors. 
Neuroimage. 3212-3221.‭ ‬

Wilson-Mendenhall, Simmons, Martin, & Barsalou. (2013). Contextual Processing of Abstract
Concepts Reveals Neural Representations of Nonlinguistic Semantic Content. Journal of Cognitive
Neuroscience, 1-16.

Findlay, A. M., Ambrose, J. B., Cahn‐Weiner, D. A., Houde, J. F., Honma, S., Hinkley, L. B., ... &
Kirsch, H. E. (2012). Dynamics of hemispheric dominance for language assessed by
magnetoencephalographic imaging. Annals of neurology, 71(5), 668-686.

Davenport, & Coulson. (2013). Hemispheric asymmetry in interpreting novel literal language an
event-related potential study. Neuropsychologia. 15ps.

Yang, Edens, Simpson, & Krawczyk. (2009). Differences in task demands influence the
hemispheric lateralization and neural correlates of metaphor. Brain and language, 111(2), 114-
124.

Gold, R., Faust, M., & Ben-Artzi, E. (2012). Metaphors and verbal creativity: The role of the right
hemisphere. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 17(5), 602-614.

Meinzer, M., Flaisch, T., Wilser, L., Eulitz, C., Rockstroh, B., Conway, T., ... & Crosson, B. (2009).
Neural signatures of semantic and phonemic fluency in young and old adults. Journal of cognitive
neuroscience, 21(10), 2007-2018.

Federmeier, K. D., Van Petten, C., Schwartz, T. J., & Kutas, M. (2003). Sounds, words, sentences:
age-related changes across levels of language processing. Psychology and aging, 18(4), 858-872.

Hoffman, P., Jones, R. W., & Ralph, M. A. L. (2012). The degraded concept representation system in
semantic dementia: damage to pan-modal hub, then visual spoke. Brain, 135(12), 3770-3780.

Peters, J., & Daum, I. (2008). Differential effects of normal aging on recollection of concrete and
abstract words. Neuropsychology, 22(2),255-261.

Huang, H. W., Meyer, A. M., & Federmeier, K. D. (2011). A “concrete view” of aging: Event related
potentials reveal age-related changes in basic integrative processes in
language. Neuropsychologia. 50 (1), 26-35.

Monetta, L., Ouellet-Plamondon, C., & Joanette, Y. (2007). Age-related changes in the processing
of the metaphorical alternative meanings of words. Journal of Neurolinguistics, 20(4), 277-284.

Taler, V., Klepousniotou, E., & Phillips, N. A. (2009). Comprehension of lexical ambiguity in
healthy aging, mild cognitive impairment, and mild Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychologia, 47(5),
1332-1343.

Martins, R., Simard, F., Provost, J. S., & Monchi, O. (2012). Changes in Regional and Temporal
Patterns of Activity Associated with Aging during the Performance of a Lexical Set-Shifting
Task. Cerebral Cortex, 22(6), 1395-1406.

Wlotko, E. W., Federmeier, K. D., & Kutas, M. (2012). To Predict or Not to Predict: Age-Related
Differences in the Use of Sentential Context. 27 (4), 975-988.

DeLong, K. A., Groppe, D. M., Urbach, T. P., & Kutas, M. (2012). Thinking ahead or not? Natural
aging and anticipation during reading. Brain and language. 121 (3), 226-239.

Kemmer, L., Coulson, S., De Ochoa, E., & Kutas, M. (2004). Syntactic processing with aging: An
event‐related potential study. Psychophysiology,
41(3), 372-384.

Caplan, D., Waters, G., & Alpert, N. (2003). Effects of age and speed of processing on rCBF
correlates of syntactic processing in sentence comprehension. Human brain mapping, 19(2), 112-
131.

Tyler, L. K., Shafto, M. A., Randall, B., Wright, P., Marslen-Wilson, W. D., & Stamatakis, E. A. (2010).
Preserving syntactic processing across the adult life span: the modulation of the frontotemporal
language system in the context of age-related atrophy. Cerebral Cortex, 20(2), 352-364.

Peelle, J. E., Troiani, V., Wingfield, A., & Grossman, M. (2010). Neural processing during older
adults’ comprehension of spoken sentences: Age differences in resource allocation and
connectivity. Cerebral Cortex, 20(4), 773-782.

Nagels, A., Kircher, T., Dietsche, B., Backes, H., Marquetand, J., & Krug, A. (2012). Neural
processing of overt word generation in healthy individuals: The effect of age and word
knowledge. NeuroImage. 61(4), 832-840.
 
指定閱讀
Journal articles.  
評量方式
(僅供參考)
 
No.
項目
百分比
說明
1. 
weakly remark 
25% 
 
2. 
classroom participation 
15% 
 
3. 
Paper presentation  
45% 
 
4. 
Research proposal  
15% 
 
 
課程進度
週次
日期
單元主題
第1週
2/18; 2/20  2/18: Overview
2/20: History of Neurolinguistics; Brain basics 
第2週
2/25,2/27  2/25: Neuroscience methodology (ERP/MRI/MEG/TMS/); Basic experimental design and inferential statistics2/27: Language and genes 
第3週
3/04,3/06  3/04: Abstract vs. concrete concepts3/06: Abstract vs. concrete concepts  
第4週
3/11,3/13  3/11: Abstract vs. concrete concepts3/13: Abstract vs. concrete concepts 
第5週
3/18,3/20  3/18: Abstract vs. concrete concepts3/20: Abstract vs. concrete concepts  
第6週
3/25,3/27  3/25: Abstract vs. concrete concepts 3/27: Language lateralization  
第7週
4/01,4/03  4/01: Language lateralization4/03: (no class 溫書假) 
第8週
4/08,4/10  4/08: Language lateralization4/10: Language lateralization 
第9週
4/15, 4/17  4/15: (no class; Annual meeting of Cognitive Neuroscience Society)
4/17: Guest lecture on cognitive aging (Dr. Joshua Goh)
 
第10週
4/22,4/24  4/22: Language lateralization4/24: Language and Aging  
第11週
4/29,5/01  4/29: Language and Aging 5/01: Language and Aging 
第12週
5/06,5/08  5/06: Language and Aging 5/08: Language and Aging  
第13週
5/13,5/15  5/13: Language and Aging 5/15: Language and Aging 
第14週
5/20,5/22  5/20: Language and Aging 5/22: Language and Aging  
第15週
5/27,5/29  5/27: Language and Aging 5/29: Language and Aging  
第16週
6/03,6/05  6/03: Language and Aging 6/05: Language and Aging  
第17週
6/10,6/12  6/10: Language and Aging 6/12: (no class 端午節) 
第18週
6/17,6/19  6/17 & 6/19 Project presentation (Final paper due by 5pm on 6/24)