Seminar ' Neuropsychological Foundations of Language Acquisition '
On September 17, 2018 Dr. Ekaterina Tomas, Postdoctoral Fellow of the School of Psychology, will speak at the seminar 'Neuropsychological foundations of language acquisition' will be held at HSE.
All human languages of the world are in essence the same in their structure and functions despite their individual differences, and a typically developing child is born into the world fully equipped to acquire his/her first language. Importantly, children demonstrate near universality in the steps they take towards mastering their mother tongue, including learning it through simple exposure to their social environment. This ability is unique to humans, and my research focuses on how and at what age children acquire the patterns of their native language and also on the neuropsychological foundations of this process. In this talk I will zoom in on the "tools" (i.e., neuropsychological abilities) essential for the spontaneous emergence of speech in children, and how deficits in neuropsychological domain such as problems in attention, perception and working memory may impede this process in children with developmental language disorder.
Working language: English
Place: 4 Armyanskiy per., building 2, room 414
Date and time: September 17, 2018 at 12.30.
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