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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages


Psychological Processes

Convenor: Dr John Williams

This course takes the form of a reading group in which recent articles in the area of cognition and language learning will be discussed. Each week we will focus on a specific topic reflecting the interests of the group members. Topics covered in past years are: statistical learning, implicit learning and the measurement of unconscious knowledge, neural systems and language impairments, training cognitive functions, learning recursion. Students will also find it helpful to follow the Part II Psychological Processes course in the Lent Term to provide a general background. Readings are usually brief research articles, and will be made available in advance. Each student will select one or two to summarise to the rest of the class. The course will not only familiarise students with current research in the field, but will also provide practice in presentation skills and critical evaluation.