February 2019 

SNL Goes to Helsinki!

Finlandia Hall
SNL is excited to announce that the 11th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language will be held Helsinki, Finland. A renowned international meeting destination, Helsinki is known for its old world charm and hospitality. The Meeting will be held from August 20 through August 22, 2019 at the iconic Finlandia Hall, an architectural masterpiece designed by the famous Finnish architect, Alvar Aalto. For more information about SNL 2019, including the outstanding scientific program, please visit our website. We hope that you will join us this summer in beautiful Helsinki!

As a reminder, submissions are now open. The submissions deadline is April 19, 2019. Registration for SNL 2019 will open on March 1, 2019.

Finally, we invite all members to take a moment and renew their SNL membership today. To renew, log in to your existing SNL account and click "Renew My Membership." If you are not an SNL member, you may create an account.

SNL 2019

 August 20-22, 2019   

Helsinki, Finland  

 


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Emory University
Postdoctoral Fellow - Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology 
 
JOB DESCRIPTION: Helps design and conduct research within a specified field while receiving advanced training from a designated Principal Investigator to enhance professional skills and research independence needed for pursuit of a career. The specific area of research in which the trainee is mentored is determined by the department and laboratory of the Postdoc. Designs and evaluates experiments. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Prepares and publishes scientific manuscripts under the direction of the Principal Investigator. May be responsible for operation of specific equipment. May teach techniques to others, train, and supervise research staff. Positions are temporary appointments as a research trainee. The initial appointment is for one year, renewal expected if progress is satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A doctoral degree or equivalent (Ph.D., M.D., ScD., D.V.M., DDS etc) in an appropriate field. Excellent scientific writing ability and strong oral communication skills. The ability to work effectively and collegially with colleagues. Additional qualifications as specified by the Principal Investigator.

Additional Details
Mentor: Drs. Keith McGregor and Joe Nocera, Emory University
 
The NeuroImaging Research Laboratory at Emory University seeks a post-doctoral research associate to assist with research performed within the Atlanta VA and the Departments of Rehabilitation Medicine and Neurology at Emory University. The successful candidate will have interest in contributing to research focused on investigating changes in neural function as a result of aging and/or regular engagement in cardiovascular training. Successful candidates will also have a record of successfully conducting independent research as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications and/or national presentations. Candidates should have a strong background in structural and functional brain imaging including fMRI and rsfMRI. Experience with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is also required including use of neuronavigated TMS for both assessment and neuromodulation. A strong background in Unix systems is preferred. Candidates are also desired who possess experience in research using human models of exercise as well as a working knowledge of biostatistics. Interpersonal skills and professionalism are highly valued.
 
The position provides excellent opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment and have close interactions with MR physicists, exercise scientists, neuroscientists, physical therapists, neurologists, radiologists, and speech and language pathologists.
 
The post-doc will work in a team-based environment including establishment of a mentoring team to support career development. The initial full-time appointment is for 12 months, with renewal based on performance and funding availability. Candidates should possess either an MD or PhD in psychology, neuroscience or another related biomedical science-related field by the time of appointment. Interested individuals should provide a one-page cover letter describing their research experience and interests, along with a current CV and the names and contact information of three references.   
 
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Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School  
Research Assistant 
 
The Gaab Lab is looking for a Research Assistant to assist with all study phases of functional and structural MRI for several projects. This includes subject recruitment for pediatric research studies which will include close interaction with schools in the Boston area, scheduling of pediatric research subjects, database maintenance, implementation and maintenance of analysis software; pediatric testing (including MRI/fMRI scanning of young children and infants) and data analyses (psychometrics, psychophysics and functional magnetic imaging), stimuli design and administrative work (e.g., preparation of internal review board proposals).  
 
This position is ideal for anyone considering future graduate study in cognitive (developmental) neuroscience, computer science, cognitive science or neuroscience. Bachelor's Degree in computer science, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, math, or related field required. Comfort with a heterogeneous computing environment (Linux/Unix, Mac, and Windows) as well as some programming experience preferred; knowledge of psychological experiment software (E Prime, Presentation, etc.) and/or fMRI analyses software helpful.  
 
Demonstrable pre-existing interest in cognitive neuroscience desired; knowledge of neuroanatomy or statistics helpful. Prior experience working with infants and small children (e.g. in a preschool or daycare setting or within a research project) will be a plus. Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast-paced, changing environment and must like working with children. Start will be ASAP.
 
Please apply here  with the REQ ID 49957BR   AND send an additional application package to Dr. Nadine Gaab ([email protected])
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University of Oslo, Center for Multilingualism in Society across the Lifespan (MultiLing) 
Associate Professor  
 
A permanent position of Associate Professor of Multilingualism with an emphasis on Psycholinguistics is available at the Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo, Norway.
 
The Department seeks to recruit an Associate Professor with excellent research qualifications who will contribute to interdisciplinary research on multilingualism carried out at the Department's Center of Excellence, MultiLing. A special emphasis will be given to documented research experience in multilingualism with a specialization in multilingualism and psycholinguistics.
 
The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, strengthen the work in MultiLing's socio-cognitive laboratory https://www.hf.uio.no/multiling/english/topics/lab/index.html and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the department and participate in activities such as workshops, seminars and conferences. The candidate is also expected to strengthen the relevant research areas addressed at the Department's Center of Excellence, MultiLing , to contribute to and participate in the various activities organized by the Centre and the Department, such as workshops, seminars, and conferences, and to be an active member of the MultiLing team and the Department.

For more information about the position and how to apply, please see:
 
Deadline for applications: March 1, 2019
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Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL)
Research Fellow 
 
The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain)offers research fellow positions in three main broad areas or research:
 
(1) Language, reading and developmental disorders: How language acquisition, comprehension, production, and reading take place in the human brain. Special attention will be paid to language disorders and the development of computerized tools for their early diagnosis and treatment.
 
(2) Multilingualism and second language learning: The cognitive and brain mechanisms of language acquisition and processing in a second language, taking into consideration the age of acquisition, proficiency and usage. Special attention will be paid to multilingualism within the school system and to the development of new educational technologies for second language learning.
 
(3) Neurodegeneration, brain damage and healthy aging: Language and Cognition: Early cognitive and brain markers related to language for neurodegenerative diseases (Alzheimer, Parkinson); neural plasticity and language functions through brain stimulation in the awake patient during surgical brain operations; developing of computerized diagnostic and training tools for aphasic patients and neurodegenerative diseases.
 
The Center promotes a rich research environment without substantial teaching obligations. It provides access to the most advanced behavioral and neuroimaging techniques, including 3 Tesla MRI, a whole-head MEG system, four ERP labs, a NIRS lab, a baby lab including an eyetracker, two eyetracking labs, and several well-equipped behavioral labs.  There are excellent technical support staff and research personnel (PhD and postdoctoral students).
 
We are looking for cognitive neuroscientists or experimental psychologists with a background in psycholinguistics and/or neighboring cognitive neuroscience areas, computational modelers, and physicists and/or engineers with fMRI/MEG expertise
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These five year Fellowships are directed to promising young researchers; they are intended to offer a track towards a PI role and independent research. The selected Fellows should be able to acquire the necessary skills for a research leader role. Ikerbasque is committed to offer a long-term career to the research community: Fellows in their 5th year can be assessed for a permanent position. 
 
The applicants must have their PhD completed between 1/1/2008 and 31/12/2016.
 
Applications from women are especially welcomed. The eligibility period will be extended under special circumstances such as maternity.
 
Support letter from the host group is mandatory.
 
To submit your application please follow this link: https://calls.ikerbasque.net/
 
Deadline: March 15th, 2019 at 13:00 CET.
 
For further information about the fellowships, please contact the Director of BCBL, Manuel Carreiras ([email protected])
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Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL)    
Master in Cognitive Neuroscience of Language 
 
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 Master's program.
 
In the 8 years that we have been running our Master's program, graduates have gone on to PhD programs in places such as New York University, the Donders Center at Radboud University, UC San Diego, the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Michigan State University, the University of Bielefeld, and our own PhD program at BCBL.
 
For more information about the master's program, visit https://www.bcbl.eu/master-in-cognitive-neuroscience-of-language/
For more information about the BCBL, visit www.bcbl.eu
 
Application Process
Details of application requirements can be found at:  
 
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 30. Rolling admissions until JUNE 30 the latest. If slots are filled before, no more admissions will be accepted.
  • Notification of the Master's admissions board's decision: Applications received by APRIL 30 will receive notification by MAY 31.
  • 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.
Thanks,
 
Administration team
Master CNL Management Team
www.bcbl.eu

Legal disclaimer/Aviso legal/Lege-oharra: www.bcbl.eu/legal-disclaimer
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MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge
Postdoctoral Research Associate 
 
Applications are invited for a scientific position based at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU), a department within the University of Cambridge's School of Clinical Medicine.
 
We are seeking a Research Associate to conduct research on speech processing in the context of an ongoing programme led by Dr Matt Davis. You will share our goal of using cognitive neuroscience methods to reveal the neural and computational mechanisms that support speech perception, comprehension and learning. Your work can provide insights from basic science to advance our understanding of clinical conditions that impact on everyday speech and language function.
 
You will have extensive experience of one or more neuroimaging methods (fMRI, or MEG/EEG) and research interests in speech, language or auditory perception. You will have been awarded, or be in the final stages of completing a PhD, or equivalent research doctorate, in cognitive neuroscience or a related area. Experience of advanced neuroimaging and/or computational methods such as time/frequency analysis or multivariate decoding are an advantage. Applicants with skills in speech manipulation, digital signal processing or computational (neural network) modelling are especially encouraged to apply.
 
The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBSU) is an internationally renowned research institute for cognitive neuroscience. Onsite facilities include research-dedicated 3T MRI and MEG scanners. The CBSU is also a stakeholder in a new 7T ultra-high-field MRI scanner on the Addenbrooke's campus in Cambridge.
 
We are committed to the engagement and retention of talented scientists and to creating an environment that encourages excellence in research by supporting and encouraging equality and diversity. Candidates from minority and/or under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
 
For further information and to apply online for this vacancy, please follow this link: http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/20244/.
 
The closing date for applications is Monday, 4th March 2019, with interviews expected to take place during the week commencing 25th March.  
 
For further enquiries please contact Matt Davis [email protected].
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Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL)  
Postdoctoral Position
  
The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language - BCBL- (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) is offering a postdoctoral position focused on the neurobiological basis of predictive processing and statistical learning.
 
The main project will focus on the oscillatory correlates of predictive processing in vision and audition with a special focus on neural entrainment phenomena and top-down control. The project is part of a collaborative research effort of the BCBL with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem funded by the ERC with PIs: Ram Frost (Hebrew U), Craig Richer (BCBL), Nicola Molinaro (BCBL). The expected time frame is one year with a possible extension to another year.
 
The project is based upon a set of EEG and MEG experiments that will be designed to uncover the neural mechanisms supporting predictive processing - across sensory modalities and cognitive domains. The long-term goal is to evaluate the role that such predictive skills play in second language learning, and how these are implemented neurobiologically.
 
We are interested in candidates with a high level of independence, familiarity with EEG or MEG, as well as computing tools (Python/Matlab). Candidates should demonstrate a convincing publication record.
 
The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team of researchers studying the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying statistical learning, predictive processing and language learning, and research will be carried out primarily at the BCBL, with stays at the and Hebrew U.
 
Deadline: April 15th, 2019.
 
To submit your application please follow this link: http://www.bcbl.eu/calls, applying for EEG_MEG Postdoc 2019_02 and upload:
1. A curriculum vitae.
2. A cover letter/statement describing your research interests (4000 characters max).
3. Two reference letters submitted directly by the referees through the outline system.
 
 For more information about the specifics of the position, please contact Ram Frost ([email protected]) and/or Craig Richter at the BCBL ([email protected]).
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Language Imaging Laboratory, Medical College of Wisconsin  
Postdoctoral Position in the Neurobiology of Semantic Cognition  
 
The MCW Language Imaging Laboratory, directed by Jeff Binder, invites applicants for a 2-year postdoctoral position to collaborate on imaging and behavioral studies of concept representation. The work focuses on testing and refining a high-dimensional embodiment model using fMRI representational similarity analysis in healthy people and multivariate lesion-deficit correlation in people with aphasia. The postdoctoral fellow will conduct cutting-edge research as part of a large interdisciplinary team. Ample funding for scanning and neuroimaging resources are available, including two research-dedicated 3T MRI systems, human 7T MRI, magnetoencephalography, and TMS.

Applicants should have prior experience with analysis of functional neuroimaging and behavioral data. Familiarity with the Linux environment and at least one scripting language such as Python, Matlab or R are required. Expertise in theoretical and empirical studies of semantic cognition is preferred, although qualified candidates from other areas of cognitive neuroscience who would like to transition to semantic cognition are welcome to apply. Proficiency with advanced computational methods in neuroimaging (MVPA, RSA, neural networks) is a strong plus.
 
The Language Imaging Laboratory is funded by federal and intramural grants and provides a rich research environment for postdoctoral scientists, with opportunities to mentor graduate students. Lab members collaborate with personnel in the Center for Imaging Research, Cognitive Neuroscience Research Program, Aphasia Research Center, and departments of Biomedical Engineering, Radiology, and Biophysics. Milwaukee is a beautiful and ethnically diverse city on the western shore of Lake Michigan, with a scenic waterfront and vibrant social and cultural life.
 
To apply, please contact Dr. Jeff Binder ([email protected]).
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McGill University   
Research Assistant/Research Associate
 
Position available (machine learning/brain/speech)
Do you have a background in computer science or engineering with an interest or expertise in artificial intelligence, machine learning, computational linguistics, speech and language processing? Positions are available at the research assistant or research associate level, depending on the skill sets involved and training to work on a project involving linking speech samples to brain imaging.

Those interested should email [email protected] with a CV and letter of interest.
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SISSA, Trieste 
PhD positions in Cognitive Neuroscience 

Starting November 2019, up to 7 PhD positions in Cognitive Neuroscience will be available at SISSA, Trieste.
 
SISSA is an elite postgraduate research institution located in Trieste, Italy, and focused on Maths, Physics and Neuroscience. It operates in English: many among its students
and faculty are not Italian. The Cognitive Neuroscience Department hosts 7 research labs that study the neuronal bases of time and magnitude processing, visual perception, motivation and intelligence, language and reading, tactile perception and learning, neural computation, and inference. The Department is highly inter-disciplinary; our approaches include behavioural, psychophysics, and neurophysiological experiments with humans and animals, computational and mathematical models. Students with diverse backgrounds (physics, math, medicine, psychology, biology) are most welcome to apply. The Department has an exceptional track record with highly competitive funds (recent funding includes 4 ERC and 3 Human Frontiers grants) and publication in top journals (Nature, Science, PNAS, Current Biology). Recent placements after PhD include Harvard, MIT, Columbia and Princeton in the US; the NTNU, Manchester and Radboud University in Europe; and Sydney University, Australia. Our alumni have been awarded 4 ERC grants, the 2015 Kandel Young Neuroscientist Prize and the 2017 ICTP Prize.  
 
More information about the Department is available at our website https://phdcns.sissa.it.
 
The selection procedure is now open; to learn how to apply, please visit https://phdcns.sissa.it/admission-procedure.
 
Please contact the PhD Coordinator ([email protected]) and/or your prospective supervisor for more information and informal enquiries.
2019 International Conference on "Movement and Cognition" 
July 22 - 24, 2019
 
You are welcome to join us at in the 2019 International Conference on "Movement and Cognition" which will take place between the 22-24 July 2019 at the Tel-Aviv University, Israel.
 
You are also invited to submit to the scientific committee an abstract for oral presentation, poster, symposium, or workshop,  if you wish to present your work or research at the conference.
 
The event addresses the relationship between movement and cognition and the broad topics of the conference include scientific explorations of Cognitive-Movement interaction with applications ranging from Therapeutic Exercise, Ergonomics, Kinesiology, Motor Learning and Behavior to Biomechanics of Movement, Movement Disorders, Rehabilitation of Motor Dysfunction, Neuroscience of Dance, Cognitive Movement Development in infancy and childhood and Aging and Cognitive-Movement Interaction, and more (see on the website).
 
For more details please check out our conference website at: www.movementis.co.il
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International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia  
October 2 - 3, 2019
 
Dear Researcher,
 
We're inviting you to the third edition of the International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia in San Sebastián!

iWORDD was created back in 2013 with the aim to bring together researchers interested in understanding the causes and manifestations of developmental dyslexia and attempts to address the theoretical issues faced in this field.

Across two full days (October, 2nd -3rd), the third edition of iWORDD will feature four excellent invited speakers whose theoretical views will cover various issues related to the impact of cross-linguistic variations on the manifestations of reading development and reading disorders. Questions linked to how structural differences among languages modulate reading acquisition and reading disorders will be addressed as well as important timely issues such as multilingualism and second language learning.

iWORDD will therefore offer the research community the opportunity to get a broad overview of the current cross-linguistic theories underlying research in the field, while helping outline future directions in the investigation of developmental dyslexia.

With it limited size, iWORDD will encourage interactions among invited speakers and researchers during the four keynote lectures, invited symposiums, oral as well as poster sessions.

Coupled with the aim of generating new ideas to advance our field from theoretical perspectives, the ultimate goal of iWORDD is to highlight innovative thinking which could play in important role in clinical practice and education. With this in mind, a day devoted to linking theory to practice which will be open to a broader audience will take place after the two days of scientific meeting between researchers (October, 4th).

Speakers iWORDD 3

Charles Perfetti
Johannes Ziegler
Ludo Verhoeven
Karin Landerl

For further information please visit https://www.bcbl.eu/events/iwordd2019/en/.
 
We look forward to seeing you at the workshop.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
 
Abstract deadline: April 28th, 2019
Abstracts acceptance: May 15th, 2019
Early registration deadline: June 16th, 2019

Research Perspectives: October 2nd - 3th, 2019
From Theory to Practice: October 4th, 2019

Yours sincerely,

Marie Lallier & Manuel Carreiras
BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language
www.bcbl.eu
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6th Summer Neurolinguistics School in Moscow - 'Experimental Linguistics in Less-Studied Languages'   
July 1 - 3, 2019
 
This year's topic: Experimental Linguistics in Less-Studied Languages
Dates: 1-3 July 2019
Venue: National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Homepage: https://www.hse.ru/en/neuroling/summer_school_2019/

A large proportion of psycho- and neurolinguistic research has been conducted in several well-studied languages. With this school, we would like to draw attention to evidence from languages that have been under-represented in experimental research so far, including but not limited to: Russian, Bulgarian, Danish, Greenlandic, Norwegian, Tagalog, Arabic, Georgian, Turkish, Indonesian, Thai. These data can provide unique insights on the universal and language-specific mechanisms of language processing.
 
Confirmed invited speakers:
- Diogo Almeida, New York University Abu Dhabi
- Roelien Bastiaanse, University of Groningen
- Kasper Boye, University of Copenhagen
- Maria Polinsky, University of Maryland
- Irina Sekerina, College of Staten Island - The City University of New York
 
Registration: to open in March; deadline 25 May 2019.
Abstract submission: to open in March; deadline 1 May 2019. Submissions focusing on this year's topic are particularly encouraged but we also welcome submissions on a broader range of neuro- and psycholinguistic topics.

We look forward to welcoming you in Moscow! Should you have any questions, please e-mail us at [email protected].
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Full-Day Symposium: 'Neural bases of speech production'     
March 22, 2019
 
How does the neural circuitry of the brain create speech, and what are the constraints on this process? In the past several years, there has been exciting progress on many aspects of this topic, and at this symposium we will hear from many of the leaders in the field who are advancing it.  
 
In a full-day symposium held at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Mission Bay campus, a series of sixteen speakers and fourteen poster presenters will show the latest findings on the neural control of speech output, how sensory feedback interacts with it, and how learning plays a role in the process. This event is free to attend for all. 

 

For further details please visit:

http://speechneuro.ucsf.edu/symposium-neural-bases-speech-production-22nd-march-2019

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57th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia       
October 27 - 29, 2019
 
The 57th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia will be held for the first time in Asia this year. It will take place from October 27-29, 2019 at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR. You are most warmly invited to participate in the conference.
 
Both members of the Academy of Aphasia and non-members can submit abstracts for posters, platform presentations, and symposia. The Call for Papers will come out on the Academy of Aphasia website by the end of March. If you are thinking of organizing a symposium of 3-5 papers on a related topic, please consult with Michael Walsh Dickey, Chair of the Program Committee, in advance. His e-mail address is [email protected].
 
The keynote speaker for AoA 2019 will be Dr. Lyndsey Nickels of Macquarie University.  Now in its second year, students can apply to attend the conference as part of the NIH/NIDCD-sponsored student fellowship program.  This year's NIDCD keynote speaker will be Dr. Olaf Sporns of Indiana University. Accepted student fellows will have the opportunity fohttps://drive.google.com/drive/my-driver focused mentoring and training, and both U.S. and international students are eligible to apply. Please contact Swathi Kiran ([email protected]) with inquiries.
 
For further information on accommodations and travelling to Hong Kong, see Conference Information.
 
Looking forward to seeing you at the AoA2019 meeting this October!
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The Learning and Plasticity Meeting, Äkäslompolo, Finnish Lapland
April 7-10, 2019 

Register now for the 5th Learning and Plasticity Meeting! We have confirmed five exciting symposia (see below) besides the keynote lecture by Professor Robert Zatorre, PhD (McGill University - Montreal Neurological Institute).
 
LaP is a cross-disciplinary meeting that connects psychological and neuroscience research on the mechanisms of learning and brain plasticity. It is organized by the Åbo Akademi University, the University of Turku, and the Turku Brain and Mind Center. The 2019 meeting dates are April 7-10, 2019. The venue is the same as for the previous meetings, namely Äkäshotel at the Äkäslompolo village.

Special theme of the 2019 meeting, addressed by the keynote as well as by three of the five confirmed symposia, will be "Music: Neurocognition and Therapeutic Applications". However, as before, the program will also include free papers presented as posters, reflecting the broad spectrum of learning and plasticity research.
 
The five confirmed symposia are as follows:
  • "Musical Deficits and Music-Based Rehabilitation after Stroke: Efficacy and Neural Mechanisms" (organizer Teppo Särkämö)
  • "Implicit musical learning and musical training" (organizers Mari Tervaniemi and Eleanor Harding)
  • "Musical Expertise, Perceptual Learning, and Transfer - How Experience Shapes Cognition" (organizer Susanne Jaeggi)
  • "Involvement of Short-term and Working Memory (STM/WM) in Aphasia, Part One: Theories and Approaches to Assessment" (organizers Nadine Martin, Steve Majerus, Laura Murray, and Christos Salis)
  • "Involvement of Short-term and Working Memory (STM/WM) in Aphasia, Part
    Two: Approaches to Treatment" (organizers Nadine Martin, Steve Majerus, Laura Murray, and Christos Salis)
Despite of its northern location way above the Polar Circle, the congress site is easy to reach e.g. by daily flight connections from Helsinki to the nearby airport at Kittilä. The congress program runs from afternoon to evening, enabling one to utilize the excellent possibilities for various winter sports and other outdoor activities during the long days in early April. Due to auditorium space and to keep the meeting highly interactive, the number of participants is limited to 100. It is important to make travel arrangements in good time as the flights and the night trains tend to become fully booked due to the number of tourists coming to enjoy the unique Lappish Spring.
 
Hope to see you at the Heart of Finnish Lapland in Spring 2019!
 
The LaP Scientific Committee,
 
Matti Laine, Abo Akademi University, Finland (Chair) Lars Bäckman, Karolinska Institute, Sweden Susanne Jaeggi, University of California at Irvine, USA Hasse Karlsson, University of Turku, Finland Minna Lehtonen, Abo Akademi University, Finland Marcus Meinzer, University of Queensland, Australia Lars Nyberg, Umeå University, Sweden 
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2019 PolyU CBS Summer School 
July 15 - Aug 9, 2019 
 
The Department of Chinese and Bilingual Studies (CBS), of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) is pleased to announce that the 2019 PolyU CBS Summer School will be held in Hong Kong, from Monday, July 15th to Friday, August 9th 2019.

Credit-bearing courses will be offered under two themes: (1) Language and Culture (undergraduate), and (2) Language, Cognition and Neuroscience (postgraduate). These courses will offer you a window into language, brain and culture by considering such questions as: How does language work? How is language instantiated in the brain? How does language reflect our cultural and social identity? How does language shape us as humans? By considering and addressing these questions in our summer school, you will have a clearer understanding of what language is really like.

The summer school program will include invited speakers, workshops and fieldtrips. The courses and talks will be in English.
 
Undergraduate - Language and Culture (two 3-credit courses)
Fun with language (Dr. Yu Yin Hsu and Dr. Cherie Wong, Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Understanding Japan: A Journey into Japanese Culture and Society (Dr. Reijiro Aoyama, Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
 
Postgraduate - Language, Cognition and Neuroscience (two 3-credit courses)
Advanced Topics in Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics
Prof. Jackson Gandour (Purdue University)
Prof. Evan Kidd (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Prof. Ping Li (Penn State University)
Prof. Chia-Ying Lee (Academia Sinica)
Prof. Elena Lieven (University of Manchester; ESRC International Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD))
Prof. Salikoko S. Mufwene (The University of Chicago)
Prof. Ken Pugh (Haskins Laboratories & Yale University)
Prof. Caroline Rowland (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics)
Prof. Tom Schoenemann (Indiana University)
Prof. Michael Ullman (Georgetown University)
Prof. Feng Wang (Peking University)
Prof. William S-Y. Wang (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
Prof. Fan-pei Gloria Yang (National Tsinghua University)
 
Advanced Topics in Research Methodology for Language Sciences
  1. EEG workshop by Dr. Stephen Politzer-Ahles (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  2. fMRI workshop by Dr. Bolton K. H. Chau and Dr. Bess Y. H. Lam (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)
  3. Eye-tracker workshop by Prof. Jie-Li Tsai (National Chengchi University)
  4. tDCS workshop by Prof. Dirk Den Ouden (University of South Carolina)
Fieldtrips (Optional)

For further information please visit http://www.cbs.polyu.edu.hk/2019summer-school/index.php or email us at [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you at the summer school.
 
Yours sincerely,
The 2019 LCN Summer School Organizing Committee
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Third International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning 
June 27 - 29, 2019
Abstract Deadline: March 1, 2019   

Dear Researcher,
 
We would like to remind you that the deadline for abstracts for the third International Conference on Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning is March 1st 2019.
 
The conference will take place in San Sebastian (Spain), June 27-29, 2019.
 
The conference explores statistical learning and its underlying mechanisms, from behaviour to neuroscience, in various domains. 
 
Our keynote speakers: Jay McClleland, Lori Holt, Simon Kirby, Daphne Shohami
Theme speakers:         Scott Johnson, Amy Finn, Maryellen MacDonald
Panel discussion:        Richard Aslin
 
Further details can be found on the conference site: https://www.bcbl.eu/events/statistical-learning/en     
                           
Looking forward to seeing you in San Sebastian!
 
Manuel Carreiras, Ram Frost, Blair Armstrong, Morten Christiansen, and Louisa Bogaerts.

Centralized Website Linking other Psycholinguistic Databases and Stimulus Sets  
Resource/Suggestions Needed
   
The following is a link to a centralized website linking other Psycholinguistic Databases and stimulus sets in one place:  https://www.reilly-coglab.com/data.
 
Suggestions for other databases and open source tools would be much appreciated. They can be forwarded to [email protected].

The Society for the Neurobiology of Language