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

Willem Levelt is Director Emeritus of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Constance Scharff

Singing in the (b)rain

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

Constance Scharff is a Professor of Animal Behavior, at the 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 counts as neurobiology of language – a debate

Steve Small, Angela Friederici

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