Cognitive Science Colloquium
Gary Dell
Linguistics, University of Illinois
What Freud got right about speech errors

Most people associate Sigmund Freud with the assertion that speech errors reveal repressed thoughts, a claim that does not have a great deal of support. I will introduce some other things that Freud said about slips, showing that these, in contrast to the repression notion, do fit well with modern theories of language production. I will illustrate using an interactive two-step theory of lexical access during production, which has been used to understand aphasic speech error patterns.

Thursday, September 11, 2014
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Bioscience Research Building 1103