COSC421

Neural Models of Language

Lectures

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Lecture 1 12 Jul Introduction / the visual system SMCNLS Ch1, Sections 2.1-2.4 Part1 Part2 Part3
Lecture 2 19 Jul Execution of reach-to-grasp actions SMCNLS Sections 2.5-2.6 Part1 Part2
Lecture 3 26 Jul Recognition of reach-to-grasp actions SMCNLS Section 2.7 Part1 Part2
Lecture 4 2 Aug The 'who' pathway, and sequential structure in the reach-to-grasp system SMCNLS Section 2.8 Part1 Part2 Part3
Lecture 5 9 Aug Working memory for episodes and phonological material SMCNLS Chapter 3 Part1 Part2
Lecture 6 16 Aug Language networks in the brain SMCNLS Section 6.1 Part1 Part2
Lecture 7 23 Aug How infants learn words: data and models SMCNLS Sections 6.2.1-6.2.3; Section 6.3 Part1 Part2
Mid-semester break
Lecture 8 6 Sept Syntax I: Grammars and Minimalism SMCNLS Chapter 5 Part1 Part2
Lecture 9 13 Sept Syntax I cont'd SMCNLS Chapter 5 Part1 Part2
Lecture 10 20 Sept Syntax II: Empiricist models of syntax SMCNLS Section 6.2.5 Part1 Part2
Lecture 11 27 Sept A sensorimotor interpretation of Minimalist syntax SMCNLS Chapter 5 Part1 Part2
Lecture 12 4 Oct Neural network models of syntax SMCNLS Section 6.4 Part1 Part2
Lecture 13 11 Oct Summary / Overspill SMCNLS Chapter 7