Processing prosodic boundaries in natural and hummed speech: Hierarchical and Linear Sequence Processing: Deficits and strategies Brain and Language. Perception of words and pitch patterns in song and speech. Angela D. Friederici Processing lexical semantic and syntactic information in first and second language: Syntactic Parsing as Revealed by Brain Responses: Brain responses of 3-month-olds indicate their rapid association of objects and words.
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Since its establishment in , no fewer than 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists, putting it on a par with the best and most prestigious research institutions worldwide. The more than 15, publications each year in internationally renowned scientific journals are proof of the outstanding research work conducted at Max Planck Institutes — and many of those articles are among the most-cited publications in the relevant field.
The main focus of the research is on the neuronal basis of higher functions of the brain such as speech, music, and action. They also investigate the plastic changes to the brain after strokes, and how these affect different cognitive abilities. The Department of Neurophysics, which was established in early , is specifically concerned with the use and development of imaging methods for the neurosciences. Source Map The ability to process complex syntax is a human characteristic. The development of language comprehension and articulation takes place over a certain period of time during childhood.
What happens in the brain on a neural biological level during language acquisition is still unclear. The research explained in this video uses methods that detect and monitor brain activity to determine changes and patterns on the scale of milliseconds.
This allows to see maturation and to follow connections between different brain areas, helping our understanding of where language develops.
FRIEDERICI illustrates that she and her fellow researchers found a particular fiber track which connects two regions of the brain and is responsible for syntax comprehension. While most animals do not have this fiber track or only a less developed one, the question of language representation can also be expanded as an example of learning processes in the brain in general. The research proves that brain development determines what is possible in terms of learning at the defined moment in life.
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Charles A. Nelson and Monica Luciana The second edition of an essential resource to the evolving field of developmental cognitive neuroscience, completely revised, with expanded emphasis on social neuroscience, clinical disorders, and imaging genomics. The publication of the second edition of this handbook testifies to the rapid evolution of developmental cognitive neuroscience as a distinct field. Brain imaging and recording technologies, along with well-defined behavioral tasks—the essential methodological tools of cognitive neuroscience—are now being used to study development. These new techniques combined with more refined cognitive models account for the progress and heightened activity in developmental cognitive neuroscience research. The Handbook covers basic aspects of neural development, sensory and sensorimotor systems, language, cognition, emotion, and the implications of lifelong neural plasticity for brain and behavioral development. The second edition reflects the dramatic expansion of the field in the seven years since the publication of the first edition.
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