Seminár z kognitívnej vedy - Jana Bašnáková (27.10.2015)

v utorok 27.10.2015 o 16:30 hod. v miestnosti I/9

25. 10. 2015 20.51 hod.
Od: Igor Farkaš

Prednášajúca: Mgr. Jana Bašnáková, MSc. (Ústav experimentálnej psychológie SAV, Bratislava)

Názov: Neural correlates of implicit meaning processing: how does the brain deal with indirect replies?

Termín: 27.10.2015, 16:30 hod., I/9

Even though language allows us to say exactly what we mean, we often use it to say things indirectly, in a way that depends on the specific communicative context. For example, we can use an apparently straightforward sentence like “It is hard to give a good presentation” to convey deeper meanings, like “Your talk was a mess!” One of the big puzzles in language science is how listeners work out what speakers really mean, which is a skill absolutely central to communication. However, most neuroimaging studies of language comprehension have focused on the arguably much simpler, context-independent process of understanding direct utterances. In this talk, I will present three fMRI studies that investigate how listeners process indirect replies in various contexts. I will also speak about the newly emerging field of neuropragmatics and what are its main topics and challenges.