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What to do in Québec CitySecondArticle


Montmorency Falls Park
, located just a few minutes from downtown Québec City, is one of the province's most spectacular sites. The waterfalls are 83 m (272') tall, a full 30 m (99') higher than Niagara Falls. Take the cable car up the cliff to start the panoramic walking tour at the Manor, where you can find an interpretation centre, gift shop and restaurant. Follow the footpath along the top of the cliff to the suspended bridge, which affords a splendid view of the area. Keep walking along the path until you get to the 487-step staircase down the side of the cliff that will bring you to the foot of the falls. There are also three via ferrata routes near the falls. Don't miss it! 

 

Final Call to Submit Nominations for the SNL Board of Directors! FirstArticle 

 

Nominations for the SNL Board of Directors close on Monday, April 16th. The four councilor (board member) positions are the Chair-elect, Secretary-elect, Treasurer-elect, and Program Committee Chair-elect, all of whom serve three-year terms. Duties associated with these positions can be found in the Bylaws posted on the SNL website. For a list of current councilors go to Society Organization

Help steer the course of SNL by submitting your nomination today! Forward nominations to [email protected].

Abstract Submissions Are Due on April 18th! ThirdArticle 

There is only one week left to submit your abstract for the Tenth Annual Society for the Neurobiology of Language Meeting! You must be a current member of SNL to submit. The submission fee is $40.00.

 

To submit an abstract, please Log In to your SNL Account or

Create a New Account. For more information about submitting an abstract, please visit the the SNL website.

 

The deadline to submit an abstract is April 18, 2018.

 

Don't Get Caught Without a Hotel Room for SNL 2018 in Québec City

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For the convenience of our meeting attendees, SNL has arranged special room rates at three different hotels located near the Convention Centre (Hilton Québec, Hôtel Château Laurier Québec, and Hôtel Palace Royal).

We urge you to reserve a room as soon as possible, because Québec City hotels fill up in August.


Click here for more information about each of the hotels and the special room rates.  

 

SNL 2018

 August 16-18, 2018   

Québec City, Canada 

 

 

In This Issue 

 

 

 

Upcoming Dates 

 

April 16th  

Board of Directors Nominations Close

  

April 18th  

Abstract Submissions Close

April 26th   

Early Career Award Nominations Close

May 2nd
Distinguished Career Award Nominations Close


June 8th 

Early Registration Closes

August 16th - 18th  

SNL 2018  

   

 

 

Job Postings & Announcements

  

 If you have a job posting, general announcement, conference or workshop posting that you would like to include in the SNL Newsletter, 

please send it to

 

Québec City Wall

 

Champlain Québec City

 

     

 

Announcing SNL's First Public Lecture!Article5

 

This year, for the first time, SNL will be hosting a public lecture on the neurobiology of language. The lecture will be held on August 15th at the Québec City Convention Centre. The goal of this new series is to raise the population's awareness about language-related issues, as well as to promote research in the field of language neurobiology.

This year's lecture, Au-delà de la mémoire: Comprendre les troubles qui affectent le langage dans la démence (Beyond memory: understanding language disorders in dementia), features two experts in neurodegenerative disorders, Dr. Robert Laforce and Dr. Joël Macoir. Because the event is targeting the local population, it will be delivered in French, the local language in Québec City.

 

To learn more about the talk and the speakers, please visit the SNL website. The public lecture is free, however registration is mandatory. Call 418-663-5155 to make a reservation.

This event is organized by the SNL, in collaboration with the CINQ, the CERVO Brain Research Foundation, and the Québec City Convention Centre.

 

 

Satellite Symposium: The Bilingual Brain - A lifelong perspectiveArticle6


August 15th, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Domaine Cataraqui, Québec City 

 

This symposium reflects on language learning across the lifespan and how our experience with language and multiple language learning informs questions of brain plasticity and organization. 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. If you would like to be considered as a presenter, please submit your abstract by April 18th. To register or submit an abstract, please click on the following link: http://www.cinq.ulaval.ca/Bilingual-Brain/

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

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

 

JobPostingsJob Postings and Announcements

 

NeuroCognition Lab

Multi-modal Imaging of Word Processing 

 

We are seeking a college graduate with a strong interest in cognitive neuroscience and brain imaging. We use multimodal imaging techniques including magneto- and electroencephalography (MEG/EEG), structural and functional MRI to investigate spatio-temporal ("where and when") characteristics of cognition with a focus on language/word processing.


We welcome applications from candidates with a background in cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, computer science, or biomedical engineering. Experience with imaging methods, especially MEG or EEG is helpful. Excellent computer skills and experience with MATLAB are a big plus.

The successful candidate will contribute to this collaborative project in multiple ways including: MEG/EEG and MRI scanning, data preprocessing and analysis, administration and scoring of cognitive assessments, protocol preparation, and recruitment. This is an excellent research opportunity for recent graduates who are interested in cognitive neuroscience and would like to gain first-hand experience with multimodal imaging.

Interested candidates should submit a statement of research interest, a CV, and contact information for three references to either Phillip Holcomb ([email protected]) or Ksenija Marinkovic ([email protected]).  Visit our lab websites for more information on our research, https://neurocoglabs.sdsu.edu and https://stbil.sdsu.edu/

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The University of Iowa 

Postdoctoral Position 

          

Post-doctoral position on real-time language processing in hearing impairment
Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Scholar to work in the world class research environment of the Cochlear Implant Research Center at the University of Iowa. The Postdoctoral Scholar will contribute to projects that examine real time language processing and how it changes longitudinally after hearing interventions (with both Cochlear Implants and Hearing Aids).  The goal is to understand how listeners with hearing impairment may adapt mechanisms of language processing from cognitive science to the unique challenges they face.

 

This position is part of a larger NIDCD funded P50 project that examines the role of peripheral processing, cortical (re)organization, and higher-order language processing on audiological and real-world outcomes of individuals with hearing impairment. The successful candidate will work in a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative team to spearhead research on the real-time dynamics of language processing and how this changes with experience with a hearing device.  Research will be conducted primarily with eye-tracking in the visual world paradigm, but with opportunities for close collaboration with labs using source localized EEG, real-world listening measures, and measures of the auditory periphery. The project will test a large cohort of hearing-impaired listeners including cochlear implant users, hearing aid users, and individuals using unique hearing preservation cochlear implants that combine electric and acoustic hearing. Over the last 30 years, the Iowa Cochlear Research Center has built an efficient infrastructure for recruiting and scheduling subjects that allows testing a large number of hearing impaired participants with minimal administrative burden for researchers. The candidate will be involved in all stages of the research: He/she will be involved in designing experiments, supervising research assistants for data collection, analyzing data, preparing reports, and disseminating the results.  The project leader is Bob McMurray.

 

For more information, please contact Bob McMurray ([email protected]).

To apply, please go to:

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Language Neuroscience Lab at the University of Queensland  

PhD Scholarship

          

PhD Scholarship: Predicting and Promoting Aphasia Recovery Using Neuroimaging

Project: This NHMRC funded research aims to determine whether measures of brain activity, connectivity and structure observed after stroke predict subsequent aphasia recovery and response to treatment. This work will be conducted in the Language Neuroscience Lab at the University of Queensland (https://clinical-research.centre.uq.edu.au/copland-group).

Award value: Base living allowance (stipend) of $27,082 (Australian dollars) per year (2018 rate), indexed annually, tuition fees, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

Citizenship: Available for domestic or international students.

Eligibilityhttps://graduate-school.uq.edu.au/uq-research-degrees#0 and background in one or more of the following: Speech Pathology, Clinical Linguistics, Psychology, Neuroimaging, Cognitive Neuroscience.

Applications open: 2nd April 2018

Applications close:  When a suitable candidate is recruited.


If you are interested and meet the criteria above please contact us before applying: Dr Tracy Roxbury ([email protected]) or Professor David Copland ([email protected])).

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Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute 

Research Assistant

          

Research Assistant Position in the Language and Learning Lab/Cognitive Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology Lab, Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), Philadelphia/Elkins Park

(Spring 2018)

Dr. Erica Middleton, Director of the Language and Learning Lab and Dr. Edward Wlotko, Director of the Cognitive Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology Lab of Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (http://mrri.org/) announce a new opening for a BA/BS-level research assistant supporting research on language processing in typical speakers and stroke-survivors with language and cognitive impairments. The position will begin in Spring/Summer 2018 and continue for two years, with possible extension.

 

The Language and Learning Lab focuses on advancing an understanding of the cognitive basis of aphasia and mechanisms of language change in the service of promoting effective rehabilitation. The Cognitive Neurophysiology and Neuropsychology Lab investigates the cognitive and neural mechanisms of language processing; current work uses EEG/ERP to examine sentence comprehension in neuropsychological populations and to characterize language impairments after left- vs. right- hemisphere stroke. The position will be divided approximately equally between the two labs, including some collaborative projects involving both labs. Opportunities for further enrichment are available through interactions with our colleagues at MRRI, a unique environment with a highly active research community situated in the context of a rehabilitation hospital.

 

With appropriate training and supervision, the successful candidate will:

  • administer standardized assessments of cognitive and language function to patients and to neurologically intact individuals
  • help design and conduct experimental studies using computer-administered protocols, eyetracking, and electrophysiological (EEG/ERP) methods
  • manage, process, and analyze data
  • learn and apply brain lesion image segmentation and lesion-symptom mapping analysis
  • participate in other aspects of research and lab operation as warranted

A bachelor's degree is required for this position. Applicants should have a strong academic background in cognitive psychology/cognitive science, psycholinguistics, linguistics, speech & hearing science, and/or neuroscience, with coursework in statistics and research methods. Preference will be given to applicants with prior research experience and coursework in relevant areas. Other qualifications include:

  • evidence of excellent organizational and communication skills
  • demonstration of willingness and ability to flexibly learn new techniques in a dynamic environment
  • prior experience in a human subjects research setting is strongly preferred

MRRI and Moss Rehab are part of the Einstein Healthcare Network, an Equal Opportunity Employer located in the Philadelphia area. Einstein Healthcare Network is proud to offer its employees outstanding career opportunities including competitive compensation, attractive benefits plan including medical/dental/vision coverage, generous vacation time, and tuition reimbursement.

 

Send cover letter including, when applicable, a description of prior relevant research experience, C.V. (including a list of relevant coursework), and at least two letters of reference (including details of performance in prior research roles, if applicable) to Jeremy Kirkwood at: [email protected].

 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position is available immediately.  

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University of Michigan 

Research Assistant

          

We are seeking a full-time researcher to assist with psychology and neuroscience studies. Our lab investigates how information is integrated among the auditory, visual, and tactile sensory systems to facilitate how we see and hear in the world. We address these questions using behavioral methods and neuroimaging techniques, including EEG, direct neural recordings from patients (electrocorticography), and MRI measurements. The researcher will be housed in the Multisensory Perception Lab (https://sites.lsa.umich.edu/brang-lab/) under the direction of Dr. David Brang, but this is a collaborative project among multiple labs at the University of Michigan and the University of California, San Francisco. The ideal start date is late-April to early-June 2018 and a two-year commitment is required.

 

This position is ideal for someone who has recently completed their undergraduate degree and who wishes to obtain additional psychology and neuroscience research experience prior to applying to graduate or medical school. This is an excellent opportunity to obtain co-authorship on conference proceedings and academic publications, as well as strong letters of recommendations from a diverse set of faculty in psychology, neurology, and neurosurgery.

 

The responsibilities of the position include:

* Testing patients with epilepsy or a brain tumor at local hospitals (typically 3-6 days a month)

* Testing undergraduate students using EEG and behavioral psychophysics

* Analysis of electrocorticography data

* Designing and programming new experiments as part of the research team

* Assisting in academic manuscript preparation

* Minor administrative responsibilities

 

The following qualifications are preferred:

* Undergraduate degree in psychology, neuroscience, biology, computer science, or a related field.

* Programming skills (e.g., python or matlab)

* Experience with relevant neuroscience research such as EEG

* Comfort using and troubleshooting technical equipment

* Experience testing or interacting with neurological patients

* Ability to readily establish a rapport with patients

* Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills

 

Questions about the position can be sent to [email protected], and the application can be found here: http://careers.umich.edu/job_detail/155834/research_technician_associate

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University of Birmingham  

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

           

Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Fellow position to work at the Centre for Human Brain Health, University of Birmingham. The successful candidate will work on a 3-year ESRC funded project aimed at studying the effect of individual differences in bilingual experience on cognitive control networks. This will be done under supervision of Dr. Andrea Krott (Principal Investigator), Dr. Katrien Segaert and Dr. Ali Mazaheri (Co-Investigators). The project will use a multimodal approach to provide a systematic investigation into the effects of bilingual key characteristics (e.g. second language proficiency, age of second language acquisition) on executive control behaviour as well as the underlying brain differences.

The candidate will be making use of facilities of the new Centre for Human Brain Health at the University of Birmingham, which will open in October this year, including state-of-the-art EEG facilities, 3T MRI scanner, and combined EEG-MRI facilities. The candidate will be involved in all stages of designing and conducting experiments, as well as analysing behavioural, questionnaire, EEG and (f)MRI data. The candidate will be expected to prepare the results for and contribute to high quality academic publications, to present at national and international academic conferences, and engage in public engagement activities. Furthermore, the candidate will take part in supervision of research assistants and students, and be an active member of the Centre for Human Brain Health and the Language, Interaction, and Social Cognition theme group of the School of Psychology.

Person Specification

  • A PhD degree in area of cognitive neuroscience, biology, or psychology
  • Expertise in EEG data acquisition and/or (f)MRI data acquisition
  • Good programming skills, ideally in Matlab
  • Experience with Fieldtrip and/or FSL and/or SPM
  • High level analytical capability
  • Extensive experience with experimental design and statistical analysis
  • Strong academic writing skills (academic paper(s) published or submitted)
  • Strong academic presentations skills (poster or oral presentation)
  • Ability to communicate complex information clearly
  • Understanding of and ability to contribute to public engagement activities
  • Strong organisation and time-management skills
  • Contribute to the planning and organising of the research programme and/or specific research project
  • Strong teamwork skills, e.g. co-ordinate own work with others
  • Interest in language and bilingualism
  • Interest in cognitive psychology and executive functions
  • Supervision experience (BA, masters, research assistants) desirable

Closing Date: 18 May 2018

Salary: Grade 7. Please note this post is aligned to external funding and therefore the salary on offer is up to a maximum of £31,604 only.

Additional Information: Informal enquiries to Andrea Krott - [email protected]

Full post description: https://goo.gl/HNA2bJ

 

 

Conferences, Programs, and Calls

 

1st International Workshop on Predictive Processing (WoPP)

June 20 - 22, 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline Extended: April 16th 

 

We are happy to announce the new discussion arena fully centered on predictive processing. The Workshop on Predictive Processing (WoPP) will take place in San Sebastian (Spain) on June 20-22, 2018.
 
The goal of the workshop is to address the role of predictive processing in cognition. Some of the crucial issues in this timely research topic are the extent to which prediction is a fundamental mechanism of brain function, the role of prediction in learning, and, how predictive processing is expressed across distinct cognitive domains. This workshop will gather experts from different fields in cognitive neuroscience including sensory processing, attention and memory, to work alongside the community of language processing, with the aim of furthering our understanding of the role of predictive processing in cognition.

We invite submissions from researchers genuinely interested in discussing their data within the framework of the prediction view on neurocognition and brain functioning.

The conference will include keynote speakers, regular talks, symposiums and poster sessions.
 
Keynote speakers will be the main sources of discussion:
 
Sophie Scott, University College London
Moshe Bar, Bar-Ilan University
Pascal Fries, Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI)
 
Each keynote will be followed by a symposium on a related topic. Each symposium will be co-organized by two experts in the field, and will last 2 hours.

Symposium organizers are Gina Kuperberg, Matt Davis, Craig Richter, Julien Vezoli, Lucia Amoruso and Ruth De Diego Balaguer.
 
For further information please visit: http://www.bcbl.eu/events/prediction-2018/en/
 
We look forward to seeing you at the conference.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
The Organizing Committee
Manuel Carreiras, Clara Martin, Nicola Molinaro & David Soto

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The International Dyslexia Association Annual Conference 

October 24 - 27 

Research Symposium Proposals Deadline: April 20, 2018  

 

The International Dyslexia Association is soliciting proposals for research symposia to be held at the Annual IDA Conference (October 24 - 27, Mashantucket, CT USA). A research symposium should present cutting-edge scientific research that is applicable to practitioners, contain a translational component, and include 3-4 speakers with talks coordinated around a theme. We will prioritize proposals that have high quality research but also are strongly connected to advocacy/policy and/or practice.

Proposals can take 2 forms: (1) Half-day symposium proposal with a 1 paragraph description of the goals of the symposium, titles of each talk, and the names and affiliations of the speakers; (2) Individual symposium speaker proposal with a 1 paragraph proposal for a single talk that would fit into one of the thematic priorities identified by the IDA Scientific Advisory Board (see below). The IDA Scientific Advisory Board will score proposals based on (1) scientific merit, (2) relevance to practice and/or policy, (3) timeliness of the topic and (4) quality of the educational/translational component. Symposium speakers can request reimbursement for travel, lodging and conference registration.

Proposals are due by April 20 and the IDA Scientific Advisory Board will meet in late April to review proposals and send out notifications of acceptance. We will select up to six of highest quality proposals (individual symposium speaker proposals will be linked up with others based on consistent themes). For inquiries please contact Richard Wagner, Fumiko Hoeft or Jason Yeatman.

Proposals can be submitted at:
https://www.eiseverywhere.com/eSites/2018partners/Login%20or%20Create%20Profile

Thematic priorities:

  • Assistive technology and evidence based design for people with dyslexia
  • Scientifically validated intervention programs: New approaches
  • Prediction and early diagnosis of dyslexia
  • Dyslexia in multilingual and English Language Learners
  • New partnerships in dyslexia research
  • Education technology in the classroom and at home
  • Comorbidities and contributing factors to learning difficulties in children with dyslexia

For those who know IDA, there will be a number of changes to bring together more researchers: (1) Research symposia will now be spread throughout the conference instead of a single day. (2) We hope to organize a researcher social. (3) To start the submission process, create your profile then click on "Submissions".  

 

Richard Wagner - Co-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board; Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychologyand W. Russell and Eugenia Morcom Chair, Florida State University

 

Fumiko Hoeft - Co-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board & Liaison of the IDA Board of Directors; IDA Board of Directors; Professor of Psychiatry & Weill Institute for Neurosciences, University of California San Francisco  

 

Jason D. Yeatman - Co-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board; Assistant Professor Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences and Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences, University of Washington

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Academy of Aphasia 56th Annual Meeting

October 21 - 23, 2018
Submission Deadline: April 23, 2018 

 

The 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia will be held at the Hotel Place D'Armes in Montreal, Canada. The Academy of Aphasia welcomes submissions of original experimental, clinical, theoretical, and historical research from any field that contributes to the study of aphasia, including Speech-Language Pathology, Psychology, Neurology, Neuroscience, Linguistics, History, and Computational Modeling.

 

Presentation types. The annual meeting includes both platform and poster sessions.


Platform sessions include:

  • Scientific papers--consisting of original research that has not yet been published.
  • Symposia--consisting of a number of papers focusing on a common theme from researchers representing different laboratories. These papers may report on previously published research.
  • Mini-Workshops--methodologically oriented sessions consisting of a number of papers reporting a unique approach to a timely topic.The authors of these papers may be from a single research group.

Poster sessions include:

  • Scientific papers that can be presented primarily in a visual format.

The Academy considers poster sessions to be as scientifically meritorious as platform sessions. Poster sessions will not conflict with platform sessions.

Guidelines for abstract content.

The submitted abstract should provide a concise statement of the problem or hypothesis,procedures and analyses conducted, results obtained, and final conclusion(s) drawn. Abstracts may include a maximum of 500 words (excluding references) as well as one camera-ready figure/table (in JPEG only). American Psychological Association (APA) format should be used for references. Submissions that do not meet these guidelines will not be

reviewed. Click HERE for detailed information about how to submit and the criteria for submissions.  

Symposia and Mini-Workshops. In the case of symposia and mini-workshops, the organizer should submit an abstract summarizing the topic, including the names and affiliations of all the participants, and the titles of the other abstracts. In addition, an abstract should be submitted for each of the individual presentations.To helpin the planning of the program, it is recommended that organizers ofsymposia and mini-workshops contact the chair of the Program Committee by e-mail ([email protected]) about their plans to get feedback on organizational issues.

 
Authorship of submissions.
More than one abstract maybe submitted by an individual, but an individual can be listed as first author on only one submission. Both members and non-members of the Academy are encouraged to submit proposals for scientific papers, symposia and mini-workshops.

Student papers must be co-authored by a member of the Academy. All submissions will be given equal consideration on the basis of their scientific merit and fitness for the Academy.


Conference participation.
The meeting is open to anyone interested in attending. However, meeting space is limited, and Academy of Aphasia members, authors of accepted papers, and the first authors of rejected papers will have preference, if space limitations restrict the number of registrants.

 

Selection criteria for the meeting program.
The Program Committee will review the abstracts anonymously. Selection of papers will be based on scientific merit,innovation, appropriateness for the Academy of Aphasia, on the representation of topics in the program. You will be notified by email of the decision by the Program Committee by June 30,

2018.  

 

Program availability.
A short version of the program (without abstracts) will be distributed at the conference with other registration materials. Accepted abstracts will be published online in Frontier-Psychology in Language Science. Abstracts will be available in early fall for download from Frontiers.

 

Program Committee:

Brenda Rapp (Chair)

Yasmeen Faroqi Shah

Michael Dickey

Simon Fischer-Baum

Carlo Semenza

Peter Turkeltaub   

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Summer School "Limits of Variability in Language" Potsdam, Germany 

June 18 - 22, 2018 

 

The summer school will bring together leading international experts from different sub-fields of linguistics, covering the span from modern sociolinguistics, via dialect research, to grammar theory and the formal study of African languages. The school's central topic is the empirical study and theoretical modelling of variability and its constraints at various levels of language. The more practical objective of the school is to bring together graduates with different empirical, methodological, and theoretical backgrounds, and to create a platform for mutual exchange and joint learning.

 

Courses on Formal approaches to social meaning, variation and identity construction (Heather Burnett, Paris), Linguistic variation and change in social context (Sali Tagliamonte, Toronto), Morphophonemic and morphosyntactic variation in Bantu (Larry Hyman, Berkeley & Jenneke van der Wal, Leiden), and Discovering parameters: from micro- to macro-variation (Marjo van Koppen, Utrecht & Jeroen van Craenenbroeck, Leuven) are complemented by lectures of Sjef Barbiers (Leiden), who is a Mercator Fellow in the SFB.

 

Deadline for a binding registration is May 15. Late applicants might be considered. Please send an E-Mail with the header "Summer School" stating your name and affiliation to [email protected]. Please state the morning session (A or B) that you want to attend. Due to limited space the applications will be dealt with on a first-come-first-serve basis. The participation fee is 20 €.

 

The summer school is organized by the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1287 "Limits of Variability in Language: Cognitive, Grammatical, and Social Aspects". For further information please feel free to contact [email protected].

More and constantly updated information can be found here: https://www.uni-potsdam.de/de/sfb1287/summer-school-limits-of-variability.html 

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Fifth Summer Neurolinguistics School -  Brainwaves of Language: Neural Oscillations and Language Processing

May 21 - 23, 2018 

 

We are happy to announce the Fifth Summer Neurolinguistics School, to take place on May 21-23, 2018, in Moscow, Russia.

 

This year, the topic is Brainwaves of Language: Neural Oscillations and Language Processing. We will cover neurolinguistic methods based on the electrical activity of the brain (electroencephalography, event-related potentials, magnetoencephalography, intracranial electroencephalography) and their use to study language processing. Our confirmed speakers include Roelien Bastiaanse (University of Groningen), Vitória Piai (Donders Centre for Cognition and Radboud University Medical Centre), Tommaso Fedele (University of Zurich), Matteo Feurra (National Research University Higher School of Economics), Nikolay Novitskiy (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Anna Chrabaszcz (University of Pittsburgh), and Tatiana Stroganova and Olga Sysoeva (Moscow State University of Psychology and Education). The school will also feature a poster session, welcoming submissions from all fields of neurolinguistics or electrophysiological methods in neuroscience.

 

Important dates:

Poster submission deadline: April 23

Registration deadline: May 5

 

For more information, please visit our website (https://www.hse.ru/neuroling/summer_school_2018) or e-mail us at [email protected]. Looking forward to seeing you in Moscow!

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International Workshop on Neural Mechanisms Underlying Improved Speech Perception   

September 24 - 25, 2018 

 

It is my pleasure to announce the International Workshop on Neural Mechanisms Underlying Improved Speech Perception to be held at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study) Delmenhorst, Germany. Information on the workshop can be found on this website: http://www.h-w-k.de/index.php?id=2265 

 

Confirmed Speakers

Michael Beauchamp (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)

Adeen Flinker (NYU School of Medicine, USA)

Usha Goswami (University of Cambridge, UK)

Joachim Gross (University of Münster, Germany)

Christoph Kayser (University of Bielefeld, Germany)

Sonja Kotz (Maastricht University, Netherlands)

Katharina von Kriegstein (TU Dresden and Max Planck Institute Leipzig, Germany)

Chris Petkov (Newcastle University, UK)

Ediz Sohoglu (University of Cambridge, UK)

 

Abstracts
Abstract deadline for poster presentations is May 31st 2018. Please send your abstract to [email protected]. The workshop fee is 100 Euro and includes all meals (see preliminary program). Travel and hotel costs are not covered by the fee. Acceptance notifications will be sent out in June (~ 20 posters in total).  Shortly after the notifications, travel information will be send out and information on special hotel room rates.

 

I look forward to an exciting workshop!

 

Yours sincerely,

Inga Schepers  

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WoRLD: Workshop on Reading, Language and Deafness  

October 18 - 20, 2018 


The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (www.bcbl.eu) is pleased to announce WoRLD: Workshop on Reading, Language and Deafness to be held in San Sebastián, Spain, from Thursday, October 18th to Saturday, October 20th 2018. Abstract submission is now open until 15th May, 2018. And registration will be availabe from 5th of March onwards.

This workshop aims to bring together experts and researchers on the neurocognition of language in deaf individuals and to facilitate the transfer of knowledge between scientists and stakeholders. The topics of the workshop include language processing and development in the context of deafness, and will cover sign language and spoken language in oral and written form.

The workshop program will include invited speakers, regular talks, panel discussions, and poster sessions. The workshop language is English; International Sign interpretation will be provided if required.

Keynote speakers
David Corina - University of California, Davis, USA.
Karen Emmorey - University of California, San Diego, USA.
Mairéad MacSweeney - University College London, United Kingdom
Anu Sharma - University of Colorado Boulder, USA.
Bencie Woll - University College London, United Kingdom.
Christine Yoshinago-Itano - University of Colorado Boulder, USA.

For further information please visit http://www.bcbl.eu/events/world2018.

The scientific part of the workshop (18th-19th October) will be followed by a one-day event on Saturday, 20th October to provide a meeting space for researchers and stakeholders, including deaf individuals, educators, practitioners, and parents. For more information about this event please visit http://www.bcbl.eu/events/worldpractice2018

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
The Organizing Committee
Manuel Carreiras, Brendan Costello & Marcel Giezen 

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Summer School in Statistical Methods for Linguistics and Psychology (SMLP) 

September 10 - 14, 2018 

 

Applications are now open for the annual statistical methods summer school to be held at the University of Potsdam, Germany. The summer school will be held after AMLaP 2018 (which is happening in Berlin). For details, see https://vasishth.github.io/SMLP2018/

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IMPRS for Language Sciences Conference  

June 5 - 7, 2018 

 

We are proud to announce the upcoming IMPRS for Language Sciences conference on

Interdisciplinary Approaches in the Language Sciences held at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands from June 5 - 7, 2018.

 

This 3-day conference brings together experts from multiple scientific disciplines,

including genetics, psychology, linguistics and computer science, to further our understanding of

how language operates and develops. On the last day of the conference, we will host small workshops with the plenary speakers aiming to interactively advance interdisciplinary discussion of big questions in the language sciences.

 

We encourage abstract submissions for poster presentations on any topic related to the language sciences. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words in length and should highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the research.

 

Check out our website for more information: imprsconference.mpi.nl  

Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.

 

Invited speakers:

Day 1 - Language evolution

Terrence Deacon (University of California Berkeley)

Chiara Barbieri (MPI for the Science of Human History)

Bart de Boer (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

Enoch Aboh (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

 

Day 2 - Language and the brain

Melissa Duff (Vanderbilt University)

Sophie Scott (University College London)

Jeffrey Binder (Medical College of Wisconsin)

Jean-Remi King (New York University)

 

Important dates:

Abstract submission: open now until February 28th

Registration: opens March 1st

 


SNL 2018
Society for the Neurobiology of Language