SciNaPPS Seminar: Dopaminergic and Subcortical Modulation of Language Processing

27 April 2012

SciNaPPS - Science, Neurology, and Psychiatry/Psychology Seminars - presents this free seminar on the dopaminergic and subcortical modulation of language processing at the Brain and Mind Research Institute.

Presented by Associate Professor David Copland, from the University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research.

The influence of dopamine on language processing is largely unknown.

This presentation will provide evidence from individuals with Parkinson's on and off levodopa and receiving deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus suggesting subcortical modulation of lexical-semantic processing.

Subsequent fMRI and behavioural studies of healthy individuals on levodopa will be presented, supporting the view that dopamine enhances language learning and influences language processing through cortical and subcortical mechanisms.

Time: 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Location: Level 5 Lecture Theatre, 94 Mallet St, Camperdown.

Cost: Free

Contact: Wayne Reid

Phone: (02) 9114 4006

Email: 131b081b2e1b2232310f731049081f0c2b4c5c0614684e27

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