When: 2 PM
Speech is composed of sequences of syllables, words and phrases. These elements unfold in time in specific orders and with specific durations. Therefore, acquiring a language requires not only learning each of these representations but also the order that governs their combination. In this talk I will present novel developmental and neuroimaging evidence indicating that learning non-adjacent dependencies in language is intimately related to the ability to predict forthcoming elements and to tune attention accordingly to their most likely time of appearance.