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Language, Music, and Cognitive Control

Date and Time: 
Thursday, November 20, 2014. 04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Meeting Location: 
Building 460, Room 126
Meeting Description: 
Our impressive abilities to process complex sound and structure may be most evident in language and music. There is growing evidence that linguistic and musical processing draw on shared cognitive and neural processes, however, it remains unclear exactly what these shared processes are. I will discuss some work investigating structural (syntactic) processing in language and music, and suggest that language/music relations reflect, at least in part, shared reliance on domain general mechanisms of cognitive control.
About the speaker:
Bob Slevc is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and a part of the program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science and the Language Science Center at the University of Maryland.