Interviews

Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
Early left anterior negativity: ELAN The early left anterior negativity is a polarization of the electrical field as measured on the scalp through EEG. It appears very early in processing of auditory stimuli (around 150 ms). It is related to the coarse processing of syntactic... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:02:14
How do syntax and semantics work together? 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. Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:03:07
Linguistics is more than grammar Dr. Friederici talks about the different components of linguistics – consisting not only of grammar or syntax, but also includes all other aspects of language. Semantics and the combinatorics of words in a sentence, phonology, and prosody all make... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:02:21
Processing syntax and semantics in the left hemisphere The processing of language in the brain is quite complex. Most of the semantic and syntactic information is processed in the left hemisphere. Dr. Friederici addresses the straightforward question which brain areas are involved in this processing,... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:08:30
The integration of prosodic and syntactic information between the hemispheres Prosody is normally processed in the right hemisphere, whereas syntax is normally processed in the left hemisphere. To integrate prosody and syntax we have to allow information to pass between the two – which means that information must travel... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:02:28
What does the P600 reflect? The P600 used to be understood in the processing of syntactic speech error. However, listening to more complex sentences also increases the P600 component. The modern view is that the P600 reflects a more general effect of processing difficulty –... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:01:57