Bridges Academy: Language Processing and the Brain

Bridges Academy: Language Processing and the Brain

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  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.


Degheri Alumni Center, 120

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




One of the most complex cognitive functions of humans is our ability to combine arbitrary symbols with meaning to express our feelings, desires, and thoughts to other people. Our capacity for language is central to our ability to communicate ideas across time and distance. For effective communication, we need to understand the words, sentences, and discourse that we are hearing or reading; we also need to then be able to craft our own thoughts or ideas into coherent speech. Join Dr. Jena Hales, from the Department of Psychological Sciences, as she discusses how our brain is involved in the ability to both understand and produce language, and what happens if these brain areas are injured.

Bridges Academy is a continuing education program for those 55 and older. Join us for exciting lectures given by USD’s leading faculty. All lectures are held mid-week on the picturesque USD campus. While the lecture series is free to all participants, the Office of Planned Giving encourages the growth of the Bridges Endowed Scholarship fund, which awards merit-based scholarships to undergraduate students. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

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Degheri Alumni Center 228
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: (619) 260-4724
Fax: (619) 260-4790

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