Fall 2021  |  SLHS 4301 Section 001: Introduction to the Neuroscience of Human Communication (19986)

Class Component:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
09/07/2021 - 12/15/2021
Tue, Thu 01:00PM - 02:15PM
UMTC, East Bank
Kenneth H Keller Hall 3-210
Enrollment Status:
Open (80 of 85 seats filled)
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Course Catalog Description:
Basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, especially as they relate to normal speech, language, and hearing processes.
Class Notes:
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Class Description:
As humans, our ability to communicate sets us apart from the rest of the animal kingdom. We have precise control over our vocal tract and articulators, allowing us to produce a wide range of distinct sounds. We combine sounds into words, and words into sentences, sending complicated acoustic signals to our communication partners, who translate them back into sounds, words, meaning. We string together a finite number of words into infinite, unique combinations, producing sentences that sometimes have never been uttered before. We use language to symbolically refer to people, places, and things that are not in our immediate environment, allowing our listener to travel back in time with us to a first love, an old failure, a hilarious misstep. We are able to convey information about our own mental state to our communication partner, letting another mind briefly get a glimpse of our own, and we can flexibly adapt how we communicate this information based on what we know about our partner and our shared history. Underlying these rich, adaptive behaviors are our human brains. This course provides an introduction to how our brains support speech, language, and hearing, and will serve as a foundation for further graduate study.
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
28 June 2021

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