Professor Matthew Lambon-Ralph

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge, UK

Title: Semantic representation and its disorders

Abstract: Semantic cognition reflects the controlled use and representation of semantic knowledge – our database of meaning for words, objects, people, emotions, etc. In this talk I will focus on the representational component of semantic cognition. I will discuss our evolving understanding of the neural basis of semantic memory and its contrastive disorders after different kinds of neurological damage. This includes the convergent use of multiple clinical, computational and cognitive neuroscience methods not only to map the key neural regions and their connectivity but to understand how this network functions to generate semantic representations and, when damaged, gives rise to different semantic disorders.


About Neuroscience Seminars

Neuroscience seminars at the QBI play a major role in the advancement of neuroscience in the Asia-Pacific region. The primary goal of these seminars is to promote excellence in neuroscience through the exchange of ideas, establishing new collaborations and augmenting partnerships already in place.

Seminars in the QBI Auditorium are held on Wednesdays at 12-1pm, which are sometimes simulcast on Zoom (with approval from the speaker). We also occassionally hold seminars from international speakers via Zoom. The days and times of these seminars will vary depending on the time zone of the speaker. Please see each seminar listed below for details. 


Neuroscience Seminars archive 2005-2018