Interviews

Title Description Interviewee Producer Duration
Gender differences in language processing Gender differences in language processing are often exaggerated in popular magazines. Dr. Friederici’s lab has not found many gender specific effects in language processing. The only stable difference they found is related to the timing of... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:03:42
Language acquisition - why less is more According to Dr. Friederici, focusing on syntax and the grammatical rules of a language is more efficient than learning vocabulary. In this case, a simple set of a few nouns, verbs, and adjectives can help the learner to understand the syntactical... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:02:49
Personal background Having studied classical linguistics and psychology early in her career, Dr. Friederici then turned to the brain sciences and patient studies to pursue her interests in the neural processing of the brain. Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:04:04
Research questions Dr. Friederici describes the research questions she is interested in. The neural processing of language is central to her research, and modern technologies have opened the door to answering age-old questions that have been out of reach to earlier... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:02:47
Studying bilingualism If a person speaks more than one language he or she is considered bilingual. The obvious question often asked is whether the brain areas involved in one language are identical to the brain areas involved in the other language. In general, fluent... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:05:12
Working memory and language processing An understanding of a spoken sentence requires that the listener keeps many grammatical structures and words of the spoken sentence in memory. This clearly puts a load on working memory – the ability to retain information over time. In this part... Angela Friederici goCognitive 00:09:43