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【交流月讲座预告3】 Dr. Adolfo M. García

主讲人:Dr. Adolfo M. García

讲座主题:A Neuroscientific Perspective on Translation Processes into a Native and a Foreign Language

讲座时间:2016年63010:30 -12:00

讲座地点:清水河校区综合楼309


主讲人简介:

Dr. Adolfo M. García: specializes in the neuroscience of language. He is the Scientific Director of the Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience, at the Institute of Cognitive and Translational Neuroscience (Argentina). He is also Assistant Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (Argentina).He has more than 90 publications, including books, chapters and articles in leading journals. In 2013 he received the Most Outstanding Paper Award from the Linguistic Association of Canada and the United States. Later that same year, he was distinguished by the Ibero-American Neuroeducation Society. In 2015, he was awarded the Young Investigator Prize, granted by the Argentine Association of Behavioral Science.


主要内容:

This lecture brings together neurocognitive findings on the mechanisms subserving translation into the native language (backward translation, BT) and into a foreign language (forward translation, FT). First, an analysis of translation disorders in bilingual aphasics suggests that BT and FT rely on functionally autonomous circuits. Second, behavioral data indicate that such circuits become entrenched during the early stages of translation training, but not during later stages in the development of expert translation competence. Third, via a functional connectivity study with professional translators, we explored how multiple brain areas exchange information during BT and FT. Finally, using intracranial recordings, we assessed the role of frontal and temporal networks in each translation direction.