Massachusetts Institute for Technology

MIT: MIT 9.00SC – Lecture 12

Lecture 12: Language

Language is an amazing thing. How do we learn and use language in our everyday lives? How does the brain make this happen? This session explores the brain basis of language perception and comprehension, how language contributes to our understanding of our environment, and how we learn languages.


  1. Language Basics: Sounds We Hear and Distinguish
  2. From Sound to Meaning: Syntax, Semantics, and Comprehension
  3. Problems with Language: Aphasia and the Neural Basis of Speech
  4. Language Acquisition: Infants, Bilingualism, and the Case of Genie

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