The Ninth Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language will feature four keynote sessions, an invited symposium and a special talk on marine communication.

Keynote Sessions

Road Blocks in Brain Maps: Learning about Language from Lesions

Wednesday, November 8, 9:00 – 10:00 am, Chesapeake Ballroom

Argye Hillis

Professor of Neurology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University

Bridging the gap between brains, cognition and deep learning

Thursday, November 9, 8:30 – 9:30 am, Chesapeake Ballroom

Yoshua Bengio

Professor, Director of MILA, Department of Computer Science and Operations Research and Canada Research Chair in Statistical Learning Algorithms, University of Montreal, Canada

The human infant brain: A neural architecture able to learn language

Thursday, November 9, 4:00 – 5:00 pm, Chesapeake Ballroom

Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz

Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab, Inserm, France

Dissecting the functional representations of human speech cortex

Friday, November 10, 8:30 – 9:30 am, Chesapeake Ballroom

Edward Chang

Professor of Neurosurgery, UC San Francisco

Invited Symposium: Computational and quantitative methods in understanding the neurobiology of language

Thursday, November 9, 1:30 – 3:30 pm, Chesapeake Ballroom

Modeling brain responses to natural language stimuli

Leila Wehbe

Postdoctoral researcher in the Gallant Lab University of California, Berkeley

Insights into the cognitive processes underlying speech processing in the presence of background noise

Odette Scharenborg

Associate professor at the Centre for Language Studies, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and a research fellow at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmegen

The spatio-temporal dynamics of language comprehension: combining computational linguistics and RSA with MEG data

Barry Devereux

Senior research associate, Centre for Speech Language and the Brain, University of Cambridge

Assistant professor, Cognitive Signal Processing at Queen’s University, Belfast

Word-by-word neuro-computational models of human sentence processing

John Hale

Associate professor in the Department of Linguistics, Cornell University, New York

Marine Communication Lecture

Wednesday , November 8, 4:30 – 5:30 pm, Chesapeake Ballroom

Reflecting on Dolphin Communication & Cognition

Diana Reiss

Professor in the Department of Psychology at Hunter College and the Animal Behavior and Comparative Psychology Doctoral program at The Graduate Center, CUNY