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!

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Additional 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.
VerĂ­ssimo, 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 University


Artwork by Spurti Vemuri
Music: "Documentary" by Coma-Media
Language, Memory, and Aging: A Conversation with Dr. Michael Ullman
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