CSCAN ROUNDS
Friday February 8th 2002, 12:00am
ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON LEXICAL PROCESSING
Access to the lexicon seems to be rather different through
the left hemisphere (LH) than through the right hemisphere
(RH) of the brain. In this talk I will discuss a unifying
principle that accounts for hemispheric asymmetries in
orthographic, phonological, and semantic processing. Like
most unifying principles it is probably a gross
oversimplification, but unlike most unifying principles, it
has been tested in implemented models of language
processing. I report connectionist models of lexical
processing that indicate the interaction between the
language environment and the two hemispheres of the brain.
PRESENTED BY
Padraic Monaghan
from the University of Edinburgh