Nikita Zmanovsky told students of HSE Lyceum about the contemporary neurolinguistics
As part of “faculty days” pupils of the HSE lyceum take classes at one university department they like. In fact, those are not ordinary classes for HSE students but interactive lessons specially prepared for high-school children.
What are the problems of contemporary neurolinguistics? Which genes are involved in language development in humans? How is it possible to bring the real speakers’ everyday language perfomance into the field of linguistics by using scientific methods and mathematical models?
Nikita Zmanovsky, a sophomore student at the School of linguistics and a research assistant at the Neurolinguistics Laboratory, answered these questions in a talk for high-school students from the HSE lyceum. Nikita gave a talk on neurolinguistics and related research areas within a course on fundamental linguistics. In addition to the talk on the latest studies, he also held a practical demonstration of some eye-tracking experiments for lyceum pupils. This talk was given thanks to an extensive educational work of the Faculty of Humanities in the Higher School of Economics and the School of Linguistics as well as a part of the Faculty. We are grateful to Elena Pasalskaya, a second-year student at the School of linguistics, for the photos.