logo en full

Being bilingual provides many benefits such as easier communication during travel, ability to read books and watch films in two languages, and having more work opportunities. But how does bilingualism affect memory? Dr. Agnieszka Konopka from the University of Aberdeen will present her research findings related to memory performance and memory errors in monolingual and bilingual individuals.

The lecture, organized by Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Cognitive Studies is a part of the series "Fridays with Cognitive Psychology".

The lecture will be delivered in English. Free admission.

November 29
14:00-15:30
Warsaw

Memory for words and memory for gist in monolingual and bilingual speakers

Language is our primary vehicle for communicating meaning. Memory research has traditionally focused on the types of memory errors that monolingual listeners make in a variety of contexts and learning conditions. By comparison, we know relatively little about how linguistic proficiency influences memory accuracy in bilingual listeners. Dr. Konopka will present a series of studies comparing memory performance and memory errors in monolingual and bilingual listeners. Memory performance will be compared at two levels, including: memory for linguistic detail (i.e. verbatim memory) and memory for semantic information (i.e., gist memory). Bilinguals frequently outperform monolinguals in such tasks, and Dr. Konopka will discuss possible reasons for these language-supported memory benefits.

Konopka

 

 

Speaker

Agnieszka Konopka, Ph.D. – lecturer at the School of Psychology, University of Aberdeen. Her research addresses questions in language production and memory for language. In her work on language production, she focuses on incrementality and flexibility in message and sentence formulation while in her research on memory for language, she examines native and non-native speakers' memory for simple sentences. Bridging the gap between research on bilingual sentence processing and reconstructive memory, she examines how the process of learning a language impacts the way people remember information presented in this language.

 

Thanks to the lecture of Dr. Agnieszka Konopka from the University of Aberdeen, we have an opportunity to learn how linking divergent research fields and adopting non-standard perspectives can lead to advancements in cognitive psychology.

Maciej Hanczakowski, Assistant Professor, Faculty of  Psychology 

Fridays with Cognitive Psychology

The aim of this lecture series, organized by the Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Cognitive Studies, is to popularize cognitive psychology and to show how the results of research in this field may improve understanding of many processes and help solve everyday problems.

piatki z psychologia poznawcza

Date and Location

Friday, November 29, 2019, 14.00-15:30, room S302
Chodakowska 19/31, 03-915, Warszawa, Poland

Organizers

Interdisciplinary Center for Applied Cognitive Studies
Contact: Maciej Hanczakowski
E-mail: mhanczakowski@swps.edu.pl

Learning and Metacognition Experimental Laboratory
Contact: Katarzyna Zawadzka
E-mail: kzawadzka@swps.edu.pl

 
 
 

 

 

News

News 08-06-2020

COVID-19 - How do we operate during the pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a significant change in the functioning of society and  led to the introduction of restrictions which all the universities were obligated to implement. We...

Read more

News 25-08-2020

COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questiones

Below you will find answers to the frequently asked questions about the functioning of SWPS University during the COVID-19 outbreak. # Online of classes  # Using Classroom application  # Technical questions ...

Read more

Research Projects 22-11-2021

Bullying and Parenting

Every third school child experiences peer violence. Physical and psychological violence as well as cyberbullying are widespread among youth. The role of parents or guardians of children affected by bullying...

Read more

Awards & Recognition 22-11-2021

SWPS University Most Popular Non-Public University in Poland in 2021/2022

According to the annual report, published by the Ministry of Education and Science, SWPS University, once again, was the most popular non-public higher education institution  in Poland among university candidates...

Read more

News 01-12-2021

Students of School of Form Design Hand in Hand with KUKA Robots

For ages, intricate designs have been associated with craftsmanship, produced by human hands using specialized tools. Nowadays, toolboxes of artists and designers have been expanded to include robots that can...

Read more

News 15-12-2021

Transitional Justice Dilemmas – Download Free Educational Game

The concept of transitional justice refers to the specific procedure of pursuing justice in emergency situations. Despite a large body of knowledge on this topic and enormous practical importance of...

Read more

Awards & Recognition 17-12-2021

SWPS University Included in QS EECA Ranking

We are very pleased to announce that for the very first time, SWPS University has been ranked in the QS EECA University Rankings 2022, which assess universities in Emerging Europe...

Read more

Events 21-02-2022

Workshop: Socially Engaged Photography Between Dialogue and Protest

Whether we want it or not, we come across Photo-Graphy, either as viewers and/or makers, in a more or less conscious way in public, professional and private spaces. The visual language...

Read more

Conferences 27-06-2022

Family Lives, Intimacies and Social Change: New Perspectives on Families in Flux

Huge social, economic, and political changes resulting from the global pandemic have significantly impacted social bonds and lives of families around the globe. Therefore, the Research Network Sociology of Families...

Read more