Brain and Language

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Brain and Language

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Biology, Human Biology, Neuroscience

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    12 credit points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Human language is evolutionarily unique and culturally ubiquitous. It is central to human culture and humanity's place in nature. In this unit you will gain a basic knowledge of the brain mechanisms responsible for language. You will learn about how the brain develops the capacity for language in infancy; brain mechanisms of language production and understanding; and the nature of language breakdown due to brain injury. You will gain an understanding of theories about the nature of language and its relationship to other aspects of human cognition. You will learn about neuroimaging techniques and experimental methods for studying the language networks of the brain.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.