Virgillito, Daniele, 1986-

Issues of language processing : from theory to brain investigations / Daniele Virgillito ; relatore: Marco Mazzone. - Catania : Scuola Superiore di Catania, 2008. - 46 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.

Tesi di diploma di 1° livello per la Classe delle Lettere e delle Scienze Sociali

Includes bibliographical references (p. 44-46).

Abstract -- Sommario -- Linguistic theories and findings -- ERPs : what brainwaves can tell about language -- Mood and language -- Conclusions -- Bibliography.

Tesi discussa il 02/12/2008.

After reviewing several proposed theoretical models defining the general dynamics of meaning and syntactic processing, preliminary results are shown of a study on the effect of emotive states on language processing, based on the recording of event-related potentials (ERPs), a research methodology based on the statistical analysis of data coming from electroencephalogram (EEG) in concurrence with linguistic stimuli. The study encourages the idea that language processing is closely tied to our cognitive system.

Cognition--Physiological aspects.


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