GARCIA adolfo Martin
congresos y reuniones científicas
The translating brain: Neuropsychological, behavioral, and electrophysiological explorations
Otro; Lectures on Translation and Cognition; 2015
Institución organizadora:
University of Macau
Cognitive approaches within translation studies have long incorporated methods from other fields, including linguistics, psychology, and computer science. Despite their major contributions, such approaches are mostly uninformative about the neural systems in which translation and interpreting processes are embedded. This lecture brings together several studies my team and I have conducted in an attempt to bridge this gap. First, through a review of neuropsychological studies on bilingual aphasics we have modeled the general architecture of word-translation networks. Second, we have conducted a behavioral study suggesting 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, using scalp and intracranial electroencephalographic recordings, we have shown that backward and forward translation tasks engage different neurocognitive mechanisms. These data pave the way for a fruitful crosstalk between translation studies and cognitive neuroscience, challenging extant models, expanding the methodological toolkit for translation research, and opening new questions to foster progress in the field.