Februrary 2016

 

 



 

 

 

A letter from the President

 

Dear Colleagues and Friends of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language,

London is calling! On behalf of the programme committee, it gives me great pleasure to announce the call for papers for our 2016 meeting to be held August 17-20 in the United Kingdom's capital. Our venue will be 20 Bedford Way, an iconic building located in the historic Bloomsbury district, a few minutes walk from the British Museum and University College London.

 

In addition to platform and poster sessions, our two and a half day program will include keynote lectures on the brain's energy use, signed-speech bilingualism, speech-related oscillatory activity, and a debate about bilingual advantages in cognitive abilities. There will be plenty of opportunities for socializing, sightseeing, and, of course, many lively discussions about language and the brain. We look forward to seeing you there.

Greig de Zubicaray

President, SNL

 

 

 

Deadline to submit Abstracts is April 18, 2016.

To Submit an Abstract, please log in to your SNL Account or
create a New Account.

 

 

SNL 2016

 August 17 - 20, 2016

London, England

 

 

In This Issue     

 

Job Postings and Announcements 

 

 Conferences and Workshops 

 

 

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 Job Postings & Announcements 

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JobPostingJob Postings and Announcements

 

Three Postdoctoral Positions, NYU Shanghai

We are pleased to announce that three postdoctoral positions in system, computational and cognitive neuroscience will be available at Shanghai New York University (NYU Shanghai) as part of the NYU-ECNU Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science at NYU Shanghai (the Institute). The Institute is a joint venture between New York University (NYU) and East China Normal University (ECNU) and a major research and academic platform for NYU Shanghai. The imagining center in the institute has state-of-art research facility, including a 3T MRI scanner, MR-compatible 64 Channels and ActiChamp 64 active sensor EEG systems, TMS, tDCS and fNIR. More information about the Institute: http://shanghai.nyu.edu/research/brain

The positions are expected to start March 1, 2016, each for a two-year term, with the possibility to extend. The successful applicants will work closely with the Institute's faculty members. Focuses of cognitive neuroscience position include but not limited to neural bases of speech and language, decision making and memory. Qualified applicants are expected to hold a Ph.D. in Psychology, Neurolinguistics, Neuroscience, and other relevant quantitative disciplines. 

Successful candidates will receive globally competitive compensations, top-notch interdisciplinary training in cognitive neuroscience, and have the opportunities to spend time at NYU in New York and NYU in Abu Dhabi in case of a collaboration between Shanghai, Abu Dhabi and New York. 
Applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. To be considered, all applicants must submit an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references. Please follow the following link to apply: http://www.nyuopsearch.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=52765

If you have any questions, please e-mail [email protected]

About NYU Shanghai: 
NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University. It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the U.S. as well as in China. All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community. NYU Shanghai recruits scholars who are committed to NYU's global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research. 

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals. There are three degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, and complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents. Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global. 

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Postdoctoral Position at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Harvard Medical School

START DATE: Spring 2016. The NeuroCognition Lab at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging is offering a two-year NICHD-funded postdoctoral position in Multimodal Neuroimaging.

The position involves working on an exciting multimodal imaging project that examines the neural dynamics of semantic processing in healthy individuals using fMRI MEG and ERPs. Close collaborators include Drs. Gina Kuperberg and Matti Hamalainen.

A Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, or related fields is required. The successful candidate should have very strong technical and programming skills (familiarity with UNIX/LINUX operating systems, and statistical and analytic software MATLAB, SPSS, etc), and hands-on experience with collecting, analyzing and interpreting fMRI data. He/she should also be interested in learning how fMRI methods can be integrated with EEG and MEG methods. Experience in the research areas of language processing, semantic and episodic memory, executive function and/or the cognitive neuroscience of schizophrenia are desirable but not required. Candidates will have access to the state-of-the-art multimodal brain imaging facilities at the Martinos Center (see http://www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu) and will have an exciting opportunity for training in multiple neuroimaging techniques, as well as how to apply basic cognitive neuroscience methods to asking important questions in patient populations. For more information about our lab see, http://www.nmr.mgh.harvard.edu/kuperberglab/


Massachusetts General Hospital is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Full-time employees receive full benefits. Please send (1) a curriculum vitae (2) a cover letter and statement of research experience, achievements and interests (3) pdfs of papers published or submitted to: Gina Kuperberg, M.D., Ph.D. by e-mail: [email protected] or FAX: 617 812 4799

 

"Master in Cognitive Neuroscience of Language - BCBL

Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Lanuage

The Master's program aims to provide specialized, comprehensive and rigorous training in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language. The Master's program includes core courses (theoretical and methodological), advanced elective courses, and a research-based project at the end of the program. Students learn from the world-class scientists at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain, and Language.

 

The Master's program is aimed at university graduates with various degrees who are interested in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language, including previous training in psychology or linguistics, as well as language-oriented training in cognitive science, computer science, or mathematics. The duration of the program is one academic year with 60 ECTS credits. Students will develop research skills through the mentorship of experts and by completing a Master's Research Project at the end of the program. The language of instruction is English. Selecting the appropriate Masters program is the best way to start a successful research career, and in fact, several of our current PhD students began their research careers in our Masters program.

 

For more information about the master's program, visit http://www.bcbl.eu/2014/12/master-in-cognitive-neuroscience-of-language-2/

For more information about the BCBL, visit www.bcbl.eu

Application Process

Details of application requirements can be found at: http://www.bcbl.eu/2014/12/master-in-cognitive-neuroscience-of-language-2/

Application Periods

ROUND 1:

- Application sent by mail to [email protected] by FEBRUARY 25.

- Notification of the Master's admissions board's decision: MARCH 25.

- Admitted students should confirm their intention to participate in the program by APRIL 15.

-Pre-enrollment must be submitted ONLINE along with the confirmation of participation.

ROUND 2:

- Application sent by mail to [email protected] by APRIL 1, until JUNE 30.

- Notification of the Master's admissions board's decision: Rolling admissions. Applications received by APRIL 15 will receive notification by MAY 15.

- Admitted students should confirm their intention to participate within two weeks of being accepted into the program.

- Pre-enrollment must be submitted ONLINE along with the confirmation of participation.

 

Competitive scholarships will be offered to the best applicants to cover tuition and living expenses."

Postdoctoral Researcher Position

Neural Bases of Speech and Language, NYU Shanghai 

A postdoctoral position is available in Xing Tian's lab. Our research program is to investigate the neural bases of speech and language, and other higher order human cognitive functions. In particular, our work is focused on using electrophysiological (MEG/EEG) and neuroimaging (fMRI) techniques in combination of computational approaches to investigate motor-sensory interaction in speech production and perception and mental imagery of speech.

 

Qualified applicants are expected to hold a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, neurolinguistics or related discipline with a strong background in cognitive neuroscience. Experience with research in EEG/MEG/ECoG and fMRI is highly preferred. Strong quantitative skills and experience of computational modeling would be a plus. 

 

Our lab is a part of NYU-ECNU Institute of Brain and Cognitive Science at NYU Shanghai (https://shanghai.nyu.edu/research/brain). The Institute leverages the existing significant strength of cognitive neuroscience research at NYU and ECNU. The imagining center in the institute has state-of-art research facility, including a 3T MRI scanner, MR-compatible 64 Channels and ActiChamp 64 active sensor EEG systems, TMS, tDCS and fNIR. We provide top-notch interdisciplinary training in cognitive neuroscience and a highly competitive compensation package. 

 

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. To be considered, all applicants need to submit a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of two references. Please visit our website at http://shanghai.nyu.edu/about/work/fellowships  for instructions and other information on how to apply. Applications will be reviewed as received. If you have any questions, please e-mail

About NYU Shanghai:

NYU Shanghai is the newest degree-granting campus within the NYU Global Network University.  It is the first Sino-US higher education joint venture to grant a degree that is accredited in the U.S. as well as in China.  All teaching is conducted in English. A research university with liberal arts and science at its core, it resides in one of the world's great cities with a vibrant intellectual community.  NYU Shanghai recruits scholars who are committed to NYU's global vision of transformative teaching and innovative research.

New York University has established itself as a Global Network University, a multi-site, organically connected network encompassing key global cities and idea capitals.  There are three degree-granting campuses in New York, Shanghai, and Abu Dhabi, and complemented by eleven additional academic centers across five continents.  Faculty and students circulate within the network in pursuit of common research interests and cross-cultural, interdisciplinary endeavors, both local and global.

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Patient Coordinator Positions, Department of Psychology, Rice University, Houston, Texas

The Schnur Lab (Director: Tatiana Schnur) and the T. L. L. Temple Foundation Neuroplasticity Lab (Director: Randi Martin) are seeking two motivated, organized, and resourceful individuals with a BA/BS to recruit and assess acute stroke patients in a hospital setting and to test healthy and impaired language speakers on the Rice University campus as part of a new research initiative funded by the NIH. These positions will train you to administer detailed behavioral examinations of language and memory to brain-damaged patients. Beyond recruiting and testing participants, the positions will also involve other facets of research including analyzing behavioral and neuroimaging data and developing stimulus materials in a series of experiments using various research methodologies. Previous academic experience in a combination of linguistics, psychology, or speech, language, and hearing sciences, a completed B.A./B.S. degree, a strong academic background, and a two-year commitment for the full-time position are required. Previous research experience is highly desirable, though not required.  Rice University is located in the heart of Houston, a 5-minute walk from the public train system, a 10-minute walk from the largest medical center in the world, and a 20-minute walk from many restaurants, bars, and retail shops.

 

Contact: Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and contact information for two references to Jolie Anderson [email protected] .

Questions can be directed to Tatiana Schnur ([email protected]) and Randi Martin ([email protected]).

Professor/ Reader at the Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre, University College London (Ref: 1532971)

With the completion of DCAL's 10 year core research funding from the ESRC and the planned retirement of the current director, DCAL invites applications for a new Director to ensure its continuing success. The appointment will be made at reader/professorial level depending on experience and qualifications.

 

The new Director will be responsible for strengthening DCAL as a centre of research excellence in the field. The successful applicant will have a strong track record of academic publications in the field of deafness, cognition and language and of obtaining significant research grant funding. They will have an international reputation in the field and leadership experience in managing a research centre or a large research group. Applicants from the following disciplines are encouraged to apply: psychology, linguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive neuroscience, or language development. 

 

The Director will have excellent leadership and management skills, as well as interpersonal skills with both deaf and hearing people. An appreciation of the diversity within the deaf population and a demonstrated interest in engaging with the wider community and policy makers is also important. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to research-led teaching via the development of specialized content for postgraduate and doctoral level professional degrees, and to perform the normal administrative duties expected of a member of academic staff.

Further details:  

Deadline: 11th March 2016

 

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Nick McGhee on [email protected] +44 (0)20 3108 8217.

If you wish to discuss the post informally, please contact Professor David Shanks, Head, UCL Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, [email protected]

The Neuroplasticity and Development Lab at Johns Hopkins invites applicants for the position of Research Program Coordinator 

The Neuroplasticity and Development Lab in the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences uses cognitive neuroscience (e.g. fMRI, TMS) and behavioral methods to investigate how developmental experience shapes the human mind and brain. For more information about our lab please visit: http://pbs.jhu.edu/research/bedny/

Responsibilities: The Research Program Coordinator will have ample opportunity to participate in all elements of the scientific process. Key responsibilities will include: coding of stimulus presentation, collection of fMRI, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, behavioral data, analysis of neuroimaging data, construction and maintenance of fMRI analysis infrastructure, preparation of IRB protocols, as general lab management. 

Requirements: A bachelors degree and an interest in cognitive neuroscience and/or cognitive psychology. Computer programming skills (knowledge of Matlab, shell scripting and/or python preferred). Familiarity with any of the following tools is a plus: FSL, Freesurfer, SPSS, JPM, and/or R. Previous research experience is strongly preferred. 

To Apply: For more information and to apply please contact the lab director Dr. Marina Bedny at [email protected]. Applications should include a detailed cover letter specifying career goals and how working at the Neuroplasticity & Development Lab will advance these goals. Also describe previous experience and provide names and emails of references.

Applicants can also visit http://jobs.jhu.edu/ to use the Find Your New Job feature to review the complete job description and the Career Cart feature to apply for position # 300785.  The Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students.  All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Training Opportunity Available in 2016

Advanced Rehabilitation Training: Interventions for Neurologic Communication Disorders

This Fellowship Program provides rigorous, in-depth research training to postdoctoral fellows from programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders. It is designed to prepare them for careers as independent researchers who have the skills necessary to conduct high quality interdisciplinary research addressing the rehabilitation of acquired communication disorders that accompany neurological conditions such as stroke, traumatic brain injury (TBI), or Parkinson's disease.

Postdoctoral fellows will complete an intensive, two-year training program that will allow initiation of their own research agenda, scholarly papers as first author, and grant development with potential for receipt of extramural funding. Applicants must commit to pursuing their research training for two years and on a full-time basis, devoting at least 40 hours per week to the overall program.

Core elements of the program:

  • Didactic classroom training in core scientific research methods.  The Master of Science in Clinical Investigation (MSCI)  program which provides rigorous education in quantitative and ethically sound methods needed for design, implementation, analysis and publication of clinical and translational research studies will comprise most of the formal didactic training.
  • Clinical mentorship to provide clinical experience/exposure to persons with neurological communication disorders to better understand the impact of a communication disorder on the persons quality of life
  • Primary scientific mentorship to model research lab methods concerned with the science of speech, language and cognitive aspects of communication
  • Secondary scientific mentorship to facilitate access to methods that augment the development and evaluation of original and innovative interventions and are relevant to the Fellows' individual research project
  • Hands-on supervised experience with development and implementation of  a  research project and dissemination of research results
  • Collaborative group workshops for development of grant writing skills

Program Faculty

Faculty are experienced clinicians and funded researchers with active laboratories. 

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Fellowship applicants must submit:

  • Official graduate and undergraduate transcripts
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Detailed personal statement describing their career objectives and how their background, experience and training, in conjunction with the fellowship training, will lead to professional contributions in rehabilitation research. 

All applicants must have completed a doctoral degree prior to the awarding of the fellowship. Fellows must have a PhD in Communication Sciences and Disorders, CScD (Doctor of Clinical Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology) or an equivalent degree from an accredited domestic or foreign institution. Certification by an authorized official of the degree-granting institution that all requirements for the doctoral degree have been met is required.

Interviews are required for all applicants. Selection criteria include prior academic training and professional experience, the extent to which the applicant's research interests relate to the strengths of the fellowship, the strength and commitment of the applicant to a career in rehabilitation research, and the applicant's potential to contribute significantly to the field of rehabilitation of acquired communication disorders.   

Applications may be directed to:

Leora R. Cherney, PhD, Fellowship Program Director and Professor
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Feinberg School of Medicine
345 E. Superior Street,  Suite 1353
Chicago, IL 60611-2654
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: (312) 238-1117

This project is supported by an Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training Award #H133P120013 from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) within the Department of Education.

Doctoral Student Position - Cognitive Neuroscience, Speech Motor Control and Neuromodulation

Dr. Deryk Beal (http://www.neuroscience.utoronto.ca/faculty/list/deryk_beal.htm), principal investigator and clinician-scientist, invites applications for a Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) (www.nserc-crsng.gc.ca/index_eng.asp) funded doctoral student position in the areas of developmental cognitive neuroscience, speech motor control and neuromodulation at the University of Toronto.

 

Dr. Beal is interested in advancing our understanding of the neural contributions to speech motor control and language in typically developing children as well as children with brain based communication disorders. His laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment (EEG, fNIRS, tDCS), analysis software, and full access to 3T MRI and MEG.

The Paediatric Communication Laboratory (PCL) spans two sites at the Bloorview Research Institute at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and the University of Toronto. The PCL provides a rich and multidimensional advanced graduate or post-graduate training program as it is positioned within the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute and the Program in Neurosience at the University of Toronto.

The successful candidate will be expected to oversee neuroimaging and behavioural motor control experiments in children as well as to analyze behavioural and functional and structural MRI and DTI data, prepare manuscripts for publications and participate in conferences. There are many very strong opportunities for meritorious-based authorship. 

The candidate will have academic training in a field related to cognitive neuroscience,   developmental psychology, motor control, linguistics or speech-language pathology. Individuals with a background in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering or computer science also will be considered. The candidate should be able to work efficiently, independently and diligently. The candidate should also possess excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and enjoy working as part of a diverse and energetic interdisciplinary team. A research background in the design and statistical analysis of brain-imaging experiments and/or motor control and learning experiments is an asset. Programming skills (MATLAB, C++; Python) and experience with at least one of the neuroimaging analyses programs (SPM, FSL, Freesurfer, ExploreDTI) are strongly desirable.

Approximate start date is Spring/Summer 2016. Successful candidates will participate fully in the activities of the laboratory including regular supervisory meetings, laboratory meetings and journal clubs.

For consideration please send a statement of interest, a CV, unofficial transcripts and a list of three potential referees via email to Deryk Beal, PhD ([email protected]). The search will continue until the position is filled.

About the Bloorview Research Institute:

Established in 2004, the internationally recognized Bloorview Research Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities through client and family-centred rehabilitation research.

The Bloorview Research Institute is housed in the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, Canada's largest pediatric rehabilitation and continuing care teaching hospital, and is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto.

The Bloorview Research Institute is recognized in Canada and around the world for its unique client population and leadership in the field of childhood disability. The Research Institute brings together a multi-disciplinary team of scientists who work collaboratively with clinical staff, clients, and families to generate clinically-linked and applied pediatric rehabilitation research. 

Websites:

 

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Speech Perception/Language Processing

Villanova University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Mendel Science Experience Post-doctoral Fellowship within the Department of Psychology in the area of speech perception and language processing. The position has a starting date of August 2016. Applicants should submit their application package online at https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/8835. Review of applications will begin on March 14, 2016; the search will remain open until the position is filled.

 

The Fellows program is designed to enhance the College's teaching of science to non-science majors through the Mendel Science Experience program and to foster the professional development of recent Ph.D. recipients on a career path leading to faculty positions. Positions are 50:50 research and teaching. Fellows will conduct research in collaboration with the faculty mentor (Dr. Joe Toscano) and will have opportunities to supervise undergraduate research. In addition, fellows will team-teach a laboratory science course for non-science-majors and develop and teach an upper level undergraduate course. Initial appointment is for two years, with a third year possible by mutual agreement between the postdoctoral fellow and faculty mentor.

 

Candidates with a background in psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, speech and hearing, or a related field, whose research focuses on speech perception, hearing, and/or language processing are encouraged to apply. We are especially interested in candidates who use or who have plans to use computational modeling, eye-tracking, and/or cognitive neuroscience methods (particularly, event-related potential techniques). The successful candidate will join the Word Recognition and Auditory Perception Lab (PI: Toscano), investigating questions about hearing function, speech recognition, and spoken language processing (more info: http://wraplab.co/). The post-doctoral fellow will work with graduate and undergraduate students in the lab, which is equipped with two testing rooms, an audiometric booth, 64-channel active electrode EEG system, auditory brainstem response equipment, and an eye-tracker, and he or she will be provided with a research budget ($4,000/year) to supplement resources available in the lab and Psychology Department. The fellow will also co-teach a Mendel Science Experience laboratory course on acoustic phonetics in the fall of 2016, and teach Cognitive Psychology in the spring of 2017. Fellows are expected to design and teach a new upper-level psychological science course in their research area during the second year of the fellowship.

 

Applications must include a curriculum vitae, transcripts of all graduate work, cover letter that includes a statement of career goals, research statement that indicates collaboration with the faculty mentor, sample publications, and a proposal for teaching that includes an upper level psychological science elective.

 

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

 

Conferences and WorkshopsConferences

 

Academy of Aphasia 54th Annual Meeting

October 16-18th, 2016

Llandudno, Wales, UK

The 54th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia will be held at the 

Saint George's Hotel; Llandudno, Wales, U.K.  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. 

 

Submission Deadline: April 22nd, 2016, 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time

Notification of Submission: June 30th, 2016

Conference Dates: 16-18th 2016

Conference Venue: Saint George's Hotel; Llandudno, Wales, U.K.

How to submit:

Submission Guidelines: See attached document. 


The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language

The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language www.bcbl.eu with the UPV-EHU are pleased to announce the second edition of IWORDD: International Workshop On Reading and Developmental Dyslexia.

  

Our aim with this workshop is to promote exchange of ideas between world-class dyslexia experts through talks and round tables, and facilitate transfer of knowledge between practitioners and scientists.

  

The ultimate goal is to understand the causes of dyslexia and improve detection protocols and remediation techniques.

  

IWORDD will take place from Thursday May 5th to Saturday May 7th 2016 in Bilbao, Spain.

  

The workshop is split into two parts, each of which should be registered for separately.

  

In order to secure your place for this event, please REGISTER as soon as possible as the NUMBER OF PLACES IS LIMITED.

  

CONFERENCE PROGRAM

Part One: IWORDD -- Theoretical Perspectives (May 5 and 6)

For each of the two first days, the invited experts will discuss their perspectives on one hot theoretical issue of great interest for the current state of the field. More particularly, this edition of IWORDD will focus on featuring research investigating reading and its disorders using cutting-edge neuroimaging approaches. The invited speakers will address the issue of the neurogenetic bases of developmental dyslexia (May 5) and of the remediation of developmental dyslexia and the related brain changes (May 6). The following renowned speakers in the field will contribute to the high quality of IWORDD via a dynamic format centered around keynote lectures and round tables. This will be complemented by talks and poster presentations selected from abstract submissions. Note that the language for these two days will be English.

  

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

*  Fumiko Hoeft - LENS, Psychiatry & Dyslexia Center, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Haskins Laboratories & Faculty of Psychiatry, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan.

*  Frank Ramus - CNRS, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, Institute of Cognitive Studies & Ecole Normale Supérieure, France.

*  Sylviane Valdois - CNRS, Laboratoire de Psychologie et Neurocognition & Université Pierre Mendès-France, France.

*  Ken Pugh - Haskins Laboratories, University of Connecticut, Dept. of Linguistics, Yale University & Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, USA.

*  Nina Kraus - Auditory Neuroscience Lab, Communication Sciences, Neurobiology & Physiology, Otolaryngology, Northwestern University, USA.

  

Part Two: IWORDD -- From Theory to Practice (May 7). The second part will promote the transfer of knowledge and interaction among researchers, parents, teachers and practitioners. IWORDD - From Theory to Practice will be centered around six keynotes by international experts tailored to a broad audience, followed by a round-table discussion. For this part, simultaneous interpretation in Spanish, English and Basque will be provided.

  

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

*   Fumiko Hoeft - LENS, Psychiatry & Dyslexia Center, University of California San Francisco (UCSF), Haskins Laboratories & Faculty of Psychiatry, Keio University School of Medicine, Japan.

*   Frank Ramus - CNRS, Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, Institute of Cognitive Studies & Ecole Normale Supérieure, France.

*   Sylviane Valdois - CNRS, Laboratoire de Psychologie et Neurocognition & Université Pierre Mendès-France, France.

*   Ken Pugh - Haskins Laboratories, University of Connecticut, Dept. of Linguistics, Yale University & Dept. of Diagnostic Radiology, Yale University School of Medicine, USA.

*   Nina Kraus - Auditory Neuroscience Lab, Communication Sciences, Neurobiology & Physiology, Otolaryngology, Northwestern University, USA.

*   Usha Goswami - Centre for Neuroscience in Education & St John's College, Cambridge

 University, UK.

  

For further information please visit www.bcbl.eu 

  

We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

 

Yours sincerely

,  

Manuel Carreiras

Director BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER. IWORDD CONFERENCE

Early registration deadline: March 1st, 2016

Conference dates: May 5 - 6, 2016

  

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER. IWORDD FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE

Early registration deadline: March 1st, 2016

Conference date: May 7, 2016

 

Half day workshop at LREC2016

RaPID-2016: Resources and ProcessIng of linguistic and extra-linguistic Data from people with various forms of cognitive/psychiatric impairments.

Half day workshop at LREC2016 | Portoroz, Slovenia | May 23rd, 2016

 

Learning and Plasticity 2016

I wish to welcome you to the Learning and Plasticity (LaP) meeting (http://congress.utu.fi/lap/) that will be organized in April 2016 amongst the fells of the Finnish Lapland!

This is the second LaP meeting, inspired by the successful inaugural LaP conference last spring. This cross-disciplinary meeting connects psychological and neuroscience research on the mechanisms of learning and brain plasticity. These research areas are particularly active today and carry great importance both in terms of theoretical advances and translational research. The congress is organized by the Åbo Akademi University, the University of Turku, and the Turku Brain and Mind Center.

The congress program runs from 3pm to evening, enabling one to utilize the excellent possibilities for various winter sports and other outdoor activities during the long days in mid-April. Due to auditorium space, the number of participants is limited to 100. We hope to see you amongst the hundred!

On behalf of the Organizing Committee,

Matti Laine, PhD

Head of the Organizing Committee

Professor, Department of Psychology, Åbo Akademi University, Turku, Finland

IMPORTANT DEADLINES:

- Congress registration for an early-bird fee by the end of Tuesday (Eastern European Time) March 1st, 2016 For further information, please see the congress website:

 

AMLaP conference

We are pleased to announce the 22nd AMLaP conference, Architectures and Mechanisms for Language Processing, which will take place in Bilbao, Spain, on September 1-3, 2016.

 

AMLaP 2016 aims to bring together psychological, computational, and theoretical perspectives on the cognitive mechanisms underlying any aspect of human language processing. Contributions to AMLaP which explicitly relate empirical and experimental findings to cognitive mechanisms of language processing are especially encouraged.

 

Topics relevant to the conference include (but are not limited to):

 - bilingual language processing

- computational models (symbolic and connectionist)

- corpus-based studies and statistical mechanisms

- cross-linguistic studies

- dialogue processing

- discourse

- language comprehension

- language production

- lexical processing

- learning mechanisms

- models of acquisition

- neurobiology of language processing

- parsing and interpretation

- pragmatics

- prosody

- semantic processing

 

 The conference will include keynote speakers, regular talks, panel discussions, and poster sessions.

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

*            Anne-Lise Giraud - University of Geneva, Switzerland

*            N. Bonnie Nozari - Johns Hopkins University, USA

*            Robert T. Knight - UC Berkeley, USA

 

For further information please visit http://www.bcbl.eu/events/amlap2016 .

 

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Manuel Carreiras

Director BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:

 

Abstract deadline: April 15th, 2016.

Notification of abstract acceptance: May 15th, 2016.

Early registration deadline: June 15th, 2016.

Online registration deadline: July 15th, 2016.

Conference dates: September 1 - 3, 2016

 

 

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