Ciclo de Palestras – Leitura e(m) Interfaces: Teorias, Métodos e Aplicações

01/07/2021 16:09

O Programa de Pós-Graduação em Inglês (PPGI) e o Núcleo de Estudos em Leitura (NEL) anunciam a quinta palestra do Ciclo de Palestras “Leitura e(m) Interfaces: Teorias, Métodos e Aplicações”, evento que celebra os 50 anos do Programa de Pós-Graduação em Inglês: Estudos Linguísticos e Literários da UFSC com palestras mensais de temas relacionados à leitura. Participe!

How does the brain accommodate multiple languages?
Sharlene Newman (University of Alabama-USA)
🕤 08/07/2021 – 11h (Horário de Brasília)
Ao vivo no canal do YouTube do PPGI UFSC e Plataforma Zoom.
(Senha de acesso: 659005) 


Several studies have shown both cognitive and neural changes as a function of second language (L2) learning even if learning occurs late, after the critical period. In this talk we will discuss changes made to these systems that are necessary to accommodate a second language including cognitive control and perceptual processing.

Sharlene Newman is a cognitive neuroscientist in the Department of Psychology at the University of Alabama. She is also the executive director of the Alabama Life Research Institute. Her research seeks to explain how cognition emerges from networks of brain regions.  The cognitive domains in which she focuses are language comprehension and problem-solving. She has helped clarify functional distinctions between brain regions involved in sentence comprehension, strengthening earlier interpretations of the functional roles assigned to different brain regions and providing strong empirical support for a particular theoretical model of sentence comprehension.