"Tomato ...I mean eggplant"

What semantic errors reveal about language processing
in the mind and brain

Saying one word when we mean to say another is a common feature of our everyday speech.  When the brain's left hemisphere is damaged by stroke or other injury, the tendency to produce semantic errors is heightened, sometimes dramatically.  This talk will review research findings in neuropsychology, computational modeling, and neuroscience in search of an understanding of how and why semantic errors arise.

Myrna F. Schwartz, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute and
Research Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at
Thomas Jefferson University

Wednesday, April 13 - 4:15 PM
Cunniff Lecture Hall - Science Center 199

Sponsored by the Psychology Department
All are Welcome!