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

Keynote Sessions

Mairéad MacSweeney

Insights into the neurobiology of language processing from deafness and sign language

Thursday, August 18 , 9:00 – 10:00 am, Logan Hall

Chair: Greig de Zubicaray, Queensland University of Technology

Mairéad MacSweeney is the Co-Director of the Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre and the leader of the Visual Communication Group at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London

David Attwell

The energetic design of the brain

Friday, August 19, 9:00 – 10:00 am, Logan Hall

Chair: Joe Devlin, University College London

David Attwell is the Jodrell Professor of Physiology, University College London

Anne-Lise Giraud

Modelling neuronal oscillations to understand language neurodevelopmental disorders

Saturday, August 20, 9:00 – 10:00 am, Logan Hall

Chair: Lorraine K. Tyler, University of Cambridge

Anne-Lise Giraud is the is Director of the Auditory Language Group at the Université de Genève.


Ellen Bialystok and Manuel Carreiras

The consequences of bilingualism for cognitive and neural function

Thursday, August 18, 1:30 – 3:00 pm, Logan Hall

Chair: Jonathan Peelle, Washington University in St. Louis

Ellen Bialystok, Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology at York University and Associate Scientist at the Rotman Research Institute of the Baycrest Centre for Geriatric Care

Manuel Carreiras, Scientific Director of the BCBL (Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language), Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain