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Jos van Berkum delivers public lecture on Language and Emotion

[November 19, 2019]


Jos van Berkum delivered a public lecture about his research at Rozet, the new cultural center in Arnhem. Addressing about 100 interested attendees who signed up for a small course on all things language, Jos discussed several questions related to language and emotion.

We can use language to inform each other in a precise manner. But often we also want to move other people. How does that work? How does coarse language affect us? What happens when we read about bad people? And how can we achieve insight into these processes by measuring brain or muscle activity and behavior? In this lecture, Jos offered a ‘look into the kitchen’ of research into language and emotion.