Venue: CIMCYC conference room
- 16.00 (Farewell and welcome event for former and new students)
- 17.30 (Keynote lecture)
Love at first sound: the tight relationship between auditory attention and language learning
Dr. Ruth de Diego-Balaguer
ICREA, Universitat de Barcelona
Attention and Language are usually considered independent cognitive functions. However, the accumulated evidence from several lines of research are progressively pointing to the tight relationship between these two functions. In this talk I will present work disentangling how stimulus-driven attention and endogenous attention influence the acquisition of words and grammatical relations in language. I will present developmental data and data from adults learning a new language to tease apart the different mechanisms that are involved and the intertwined brain networks that sustain this tight relationship. The implications for pathologies affecting those networks and for education will be discussed.