Having studied classical linguistics and psychology early in her career, Dr. Friederici then turned to the brain sciences and patient studies to pursue her interests in the neural processing of the brain.
language processing, linguistics, cognitive psychology
The acquisition of language in infants has always been a fascinating topic. What do infants hear – prenatally and right after birth? What are infants sensitive to? How and when can they distinguish different words? When do they start to...
Both syntax and semantics are central concepts in linguistics. In this part of the Interview, Dr. Friederici points out some of the ways in which syntax and semantics work together to improve our ability to process language.
What is the relevance of the often found N400 component of the ERP in language processing? This seems to reflect lexical-semantic processing when pseudo words are introduced into a sentence or if a word does not fit in a particular context.
Dyslexia, the inability to read and write, can have multiple roots. Dr. Friederici mentions the different stages at which the processing deficits might occur. Even though they might all be classified as dyslexia, there are different types of...