BRAINWAVES: Exploring the Neuroscience of Everyday Life

Spurti Vemuri

This podcast investigates topics in neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and human behavior through conversations with experts. read less
Language, Memory, and Aging: A Conversation with Dr. Michael Ullman
Aug 31 2022
Language, Memory, and Aging: A Conversation with Dr. Michael Ullman
The first episode of the Brainwaves podcast explores the relationship between language, memory systems, and aging. In this episode, Spurti speaks with Dr. Michael Ullman, a Professor at Georgetown University, with primary appointments in the Department of Neuroscience and secondary appointments in the Departments of Neurology, Linguistics, and Psychology. He is also the director of the Brain and Language Lab at Georgetown University. Dr. Ullman's proposal of the Declarative/Procedural Model of Language (2001) changed how the fields of cognitive neuroscience and linguistics view language acquisition, learning, and development.If you're interested in learning how language and memory are related and whether it's possible to optimize your own language-learning experience, tune in to this conversation with Spurti Vemuri and Dr. Ullman!--------------------------------Follow us on Social Media:Instagram: @brainwavespodTwitter: @brainwavespodDr. Michael Ullman's Lab: readings:Ullman, M. T. (2001). A neurocognitive perspective on language: The declarative/procedural model. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 2(10), 717- 726.Ullman, M. T. (2001). The declarative/procedural model of lexicon and grammar. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 30(1), 37-69.Ullman, M. T. (2001). The neural basis of lexicon and grammar in first and second language: The declarative/procedural model. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 4(2), 105-122.Ullman, M. T. (2004). Contributions of memory circuits to language: The declarative/procedural model. Cognition, 92(1-2), 231-270.Veríssimo, J., Verhaeghen, P., Goldman, N., Weinstein, M., & Ullman, M. T. (2022). Evidence that ageing yields improvements as well as declines across attention and executive functions. Nature Human Behaviour, 6(1), 97-110.This episode was made possible with the help of:Dr. Lisa Levinson, Teachers College, Columbia University Digital Futures Institute (DFI) at Columbia UniversityArtwork by Spurti VemuriMusic: "Documentary" by Coma-Media