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Satellite Symposium

The Bilingual Brain – A Lifelong Perspective

August 15, 2018, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Domaine Cataraqui, 2141, chemin Saint-Louis, Québec City

This satellite symposium reflects on language learning across the lifespan and how our experience with language and multiple language learning informs questions of brain plasticity and organisation. Our keynote speakers – Richard Aslin, Albert Costa, Nina Kraus, Monika Molnar and Susanne Reiterer – explore the fundamental principles of developing language from a bilingual perspective and implications for brain organization across the life span. In addition to featuring several experts in the field of bilingualism and brain plasticity, the symposium will feature short oral presentations. The deadline to submit an abstract is April 18. If you would like to be considered as a presenter, please submit your abstract. Please click on the following link for registration and for abstract submission:

The symposium is organized by the Center for Research on Brain, Language and Music (CRBLM) and the Quebec Brain Imaging Consortium (CINQ).

Registration: Open Now
Deadline to Submit: April 18, 2018


Richard Aslin, PhD

Distinguished Research Scientist, Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT, USA
Professor, Center for Visual Science, University of Rochester

Albert Costa, PhD

Associate Professor, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
Research Professor, Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA)
Center for Brain and Cognition

Nina Kraus, PhD

Hugh Knowles Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA
Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory

Monika Molnar, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Speech-Language Pathology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Susanne Maria Reiterer, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Unit for Language Learning and Teaching Research & Centre for Teacher Education

Symposium Organizers

Denise Klein, PhD
Director, Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music (CRBLM)
Associate Professor, Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, Montréal, Canada
Cognitive Neuroscience Group, Montreal Neurological Institute

Pascale Tremblay, PhD
Consortium d’imagerie en Neurosciences et santé mentale de Québec (CINQ)
Associate professor, Faculté de Médecine, Département de réadaptation, Université Laval, Québec, Canada
Researcher, Centre de recherche CERVO

Vincent L. Gracco, PhD
Senior Scientist
Vice President of Scientific Operations
Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, CT, USA