The sixth annual meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language will feature four keynote sessions, as well as a panel discussion.

Keynote Sessions

Willem Levelt

Localism versus holism. The historical origins of studying language in the brain.

Wednesday, August 27, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Effectenbeurszaal

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Constance Scharff

Singing in the (b)rain

Thursday, August 28, 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Effectenbeurszaal

Institute for Biology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

Pascal Fries

Brain rhythms for bottom-up and top-down signalling

Thursday, August 28, 6:15 – 7:15 pm, Effectenbeurszaal

Pascal Fries is the Director of the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience in Cooperation with Max Planck Society

Mike Tomasello

Communication without Conventions

Friday, August 29, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, Effectenbeurszaal

Michael Tomasello is Co-Director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.


Panel Discussion

What is there to be explained by neurobiology of language accounts?

Steve Small, Lorraine Tyler, and Sharon Thompson-Schill

Friday, August 29, 2:30 – 4:00 pm, Effectenbeurszaal