Please note: the October 29 session was canceled due to Hurricane Sandy. Participants are being contacted by email or phone; a make-up class will be scheduled.
How does the brain create language, and how does language shape the brain? Why is language learning so easy for children and so challenging for adults? This five-part course examines the biology of language in the brain across the lifespan. Through lectures from experts, in-class discussions, and optional readings, participants will learn about the innate brain circuits that allow humans to excel at language. The course will also address what happens when these circuits go awry. Instructors for this course will include neurolinguist Suzanne Dikker and neuroscientist Kelley Remole.
The Museum greatly acknowledges The Mortimer D. Sackler Foundation, Inc. for its support to establish the Sackler Brain Bench, part of the Museum’s Sackler Educational Laboratory for Comparative Genomics and Human Origins, in the Spitzer Hall of Human Origins.