July 2019 

 

 



 

FirstFree Public Transportation in Helsinki for all Meeting Attendees!  

 

Helsinki Region Transport (HRT/HSL) will be supporting SNL 2019 by offering FREE public transportation for all meeting attendees. The 3-day tickets (normally €28) are valid in the greater Helsinki area, including the neighboring cities of Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen. Detailed information about public transportation in Helsinki can be found on the HSL website. In addition, an HSL App is available for Android and iPhone devices.

 

Ask for your complimentary transportation voucher when you check-in at the SNL Registration Desk.

 

Second

Register Today for Free Childcare at SNL 

 

Childcare registration closes on

Thurday, August 1st!   

  

Thanks to generous funding from the National Institutes of Health, SNL is pleased to offer free onsite childcare for children ages 1-12 years. The program will include a hot lunch and an afternoon snack.  Onsite childcare will allow you to enjoy the scientific program and time with colleagues, while the little ones create their own fun memories in Helsinki. 

 

This year, SNL has contracted with the highly recommended Helsinki-based child care service, Hoivanet. Hoivanet has a reputation for experience and professionalism. Activities will include age appropriate arts and crafts, educational activities, interactive games, and much more!

Childcare Schedule at SNL 2019:

 

Tuesday, August 20, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm 

Wednesday, August 21, 7:45 am - 7:15 pm 

Thursday, August 22, 8:15 am - 6:15 pm

 

Space is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so REGISTER TODAY

    

Drop-ins may be accommodated if room allows, but space cannot be guaranteed.

 

 

Third

Online Registration Closes Next Friday

 

Avoid the extra cost and time of onsite registration by logging in and registering today. After Friday, July 26th, registration fees will increase!

 

An SNL Account is required for meeting registration. If you do not yet have an SNL Account, please Create An Account. If you already have an SNL Account, please Log In to register. More information including the fee schedule can be found at Registration.

 

Be sure to visit the SNL Website to learn all about the 2019 Meeting, including the scientific program, social events, and beautiful Helsinki.

 

See you all in Finland!

 

SNL 2019

 August 20-22, 2019   

Helsinki, Finland  

 

 

In This Issue

Free Public Transportation for Attendees

Register Now for Free Onsite Childcare

Online Registration Closes on July 26th

 

 

 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

 

 

Now Accepting Submissions

 

   

 

The editors of Neurobiology of Language are now accepting submissions for the inaugural issue. For more information about the journal and how to submit articles, go to

http://mitpressjournals.org/nol

 

 

Helsinki South Harbor

 

The famous Helsinki SkyWheel provides a 40 meter high, 360 degree view of the heart of Helsinki, its surroundings, cultural attractions, and beautiful historical buildings.

 

Meeting Venue--
Iconic Finlandia Hall

 

Bustling Helsinki
Market Square

 

   

 

JobPostingJob Postings and Announcements

 

University of Arizona    

Postdoctoral Position 

 

Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a 1-year postdoctoral position in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language Laboratory within the Department of Psychology at the University of Arizona (http://vickylai.lab.arizona.edu/). We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic individual who is interested in topics related to metaphors in general, metaphor and learning, and metaphor and emotion. Experiences with EEG or fMRI techniques is strongly preferred. Experiences with adolescents and older adults are a plus. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to design and coordinate experiments, present data at national and international conferences, and write manuscripts. To apply, please send a current CV, a cover letter with a statement of research experience and interests, 2-3 recent publications, and the names and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Lai ([email protected]) and to the job position link (https://uacareers.com/postings/39772). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The start date of the appointment is flexible. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Psychology, Linguistics, or a related field, and have completed all of the requirements for a Ph.D. by the time of appointment. 


The University of Arizona is committed to meeting the needs of its multi-varied communities by recruiting diverse faculty, staff, and students. The University of Arizona is an EEO/AA-M/W/D/V Employer. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

The city of Tucson has been rated "the most affordable large city in the U.S." and is the first US city designated as a World City of Gastronomy by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). With easy access to both a vibrant arts and culture scene and outdoor activities ranging from hiking to rock climbing to bird watching, Tucson is a nice place to live. 

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University of South Carolina     

Postdoctoral Fellow

 

A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available at the University of South Carolina, under the direction of Prof. William Matchin in the NeuroSyntax laboratory. The post-doc will help develop new projects and lead the acquisition, processing, and analysis of behavioral and neuroimaging data. They will also assist with the organization of the laboratory and coordination of laboratory members. We are particularly interested in candidates with a background in linguistics who are interested in projects at the intersection of linguistics and neuroscience. For more information about our research program, please visit www.williammatchin.com.

 

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience. The position is for one year, renewable for a second year, and potentially further pending the acquisition of grant funding.

 

The postdoctoral associate will work in close association with the Aphasia Lab (headed by Dr. Julius Fridriksson) as part of the NIH-funded Center for the Study of Aphasia Recovery (C-STAR). The NeuroSyntax lab is also part of the Linguistics program, the Neuroscience Community, and the Center for Mind and Brain at UofSC.

 

The University of South Carolina is in historic downtown Columbia, the capitol of South Carolina. Columbia is centrally located within the state, with a two-hour drive to the beach (including historic Charleston, SC) and the mountains (including beautiful Asheville, NC).

 

If you are interested in this position, please send an email to Prof. William Matchin [email protected] with your CV and a brief introduction to yourself, your academic background, and your research interests. You can find more details and apply online: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/60022.

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston      

Assistant or Associate Professor 

 

As part of our new and expanding Texas Institute for Restorative Neurotechnologies (TIRN), at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth - https://www.uth.edu), we invite applications for an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor (tenure-track) position in Language Neuroscience.

 

We are looking for candidates who are interested in questions regarding language processing in cortical regions using systems-level approaches and/or computational methods. We are especially interested in individuals who currently use or are interested in multimodal integration approaches to the study of language via fMRI, MEG, DTI, brain mapping by direct cortical stimulation and electro-corticography. Access to a 3T research only MRI scanner, a MEG scanner, and to a very busy epilepsy surgery program performing intracranial implants and resections on a regular basis, will be provided.

 

This position is part of an initiative at UTHealth focused on expanding expertise in language processing and computation. Collaborations with other language experts within UTHealth as well as with other institutions locally and around the country, will be encouraged.

 

The successful candidate will be situated in either the Department of Neurosurgery (https://med.uth.edu/neurosurgery) or the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy (https://med.uth.edu/nba/), and can also be cross-appointed at Rice University.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to create and sustain an independent research program, including planning, supervising and directing language-based research. This includes the development of study design, data collection, data analysis, results interpretation, manuscript writing and grant proposal preparation. The candidate will have the opportunity to train and supervise undergraduate, graduate and MD/PhD students at UTHealth and Rice University.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience or a related field (post-doctoral experience preferred). A record of verifiable and published research, the potential to obtain extramural, peer-reviewed funding, and excellent teamwork and communication skills are also required.

 

HOW TO APPLY: Please write to [email protected] with your CV. A formal application will also need to be submitted through UT Health's online system. As part of the application process, the candidate should provide a cover letter describing qualifications and career goals, a curriculum vita, a research statement, and contact information for three referees and a cover letter describing qualifications and career goals.

 

SALARY: Highly competitive, dependent upon qualifications and experience. Start-up packages will be provided commensurate with seniority level.

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The University of Texas at Houston      

Postdoctoral Research Positions 

 

Multiple postdoctoral research positions are available in the Tandon Lab at The University of Texas in Houston as part of the newly formed Texas Institute of Restorative Technology (TIRN) Institute. Positions are funded either via multi-year Institute funding or by NIH funds (U01 and R01). The lab uses multimodal approaches - fMRI, lesional analysis following epilepsy surgery, intracranial recordings and direct stimulation to create and validate network level representations of language. Lab Collaborators include Greg Hickok (UCI), Stanislas Dehaene (NeuroSpin), Nathan Crone (JHU), Simon Fisher Baum (Rice) and Xaq Pitkow (Rice-Baylor); the post-doc will benefit from a close interaction with these experts in the fields of reading, semantics, speech production and computational neuroscience.

 

The selected individual must have a Ph.D. in one or more of the following: neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science, linguistics, mathematics, electrical engineering or computer science. Previous experience in neural time series data analysis, functional imaging studies of language, or studies of speech production are desirable - but not crucial. They must also be able to independently code in any or all of the following: MATLAB, R or Python.

 

They are expected to be highly motivated, team players with a passion to study cognitive processes using any or all of the various modalities available in the lab - imaging, direct recordings and closed-loop cortical stimulation - in humans. Given the multiple unpredictable variables and privacy issues around data collection in human patients, the individual must possess high ethical and professional standards and be adaptable. A strong publication record and excellent academic credentials are highly desirable.

 

CONTACT:

 

More information @ www.tandonlab.org

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The Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1287       

Short-Term Fellowships

 

The Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1287 "Limits of Variability in Language: Cognitive, Grammatical, and Social Aspects" in Potsdam, Germany, invites applications for short-term fellowships available in 2020.

 

Language users exhibit a high degree of variability at all levels of the linguistic system, language use, and language development and change. This variability in language can be characterised as a range of different possible linguistic behaviours that are available to a language user, a language community, or in specific languages, at any linguistic level. By exploring the systematicity and the limits of variability in linguistic behaviours, the main focus of the Collaborative Research Centre (CRC) is on identifying the constraints of the underlying linguistic system. Several projects jointly evaluate the limits, relations, dependencies, and commonalities of different types of variability across a range of linguistic phenomena from the perspectives of (A) language interaction and change, of (B) language processing, and of (C) grammatical systems. The CRC provides a fantastic research infrastructure including a large interdisciplinary network of researchers, its own graduate school, and funding opportunities for conference visits, summer schools, hosting international experts etc.

 

We are offering several three- to twelve-month fellowships to external PhD candidates who would like to do their research within one dedicated project of the CRC. The fellowship should take place between November 2019 and December 2020. Please see the available projects here: https://www.uni-potsdam.de/en/sfb1287/projects.html 

 

The monthly fellowship is tax exempt and covers a basic amount (1365 EUR) plus direct costs (103 EUR) plus 400 EUR per child, if applicable. Holders of the grant need to cover health insurance on their own.

 

The University of Potsdam hosts leading groups in the field of linguistics and cognitive sciences (http://www.uni-potsdam.de/en/cognitive-sciences/index.html). Potsdam is an attractive historical city and its palaces are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Potsdam is close to Berlin, a culturally vibrant city and home to a lively start-up scene. Both cities have a high quality of life at modest living costs.

 

The University of Potsdam strives to maintain gender balance among its staff. Severely disabled applicants shall receive preference in case of equal qualifications. We invite applications from people with migration backgrounds.

 

The fellowships require completed academic studies at an institute of higher learning (Master's degree or equivalent) and enrolment in a PhD programme. Applicants are also required to establish contact with the principal investigators of the project of interest well before submitting the application in order to discuss the possibility of collaboration and the details of the proposed research project. Please send your finished application as a single PDF file including: (1) a statement of research interests and motivation, (2) a full CV, (3) a short research proposal for the duration of the fellowship, (4) the names and e-mail addresses of at least two referees, (5) academic transcripts, (6) list of publications/talks/presentations, and (7) a web-link to a copy of the Master's thesis to Dr. Anastasiya Dockhorn-Romanova [email protected]. The research proposal should have a title and state which project within the CRC the short-term researcher wants to be affiliated with (e.g., "A01").

 

Deadline for the application for a fellowship in 2020 is September, 15, 2019. Late applications may be considered if positions are unfilled.

 

 

 

For further details please contact Dr. Anastasiya Dockhorn-Romanova [email protected]

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BlankLangLab at the UCLA Psychology Department  

Postdoctoral Position 

 

A self-motivated, reliable, and highly detail-oriented individual is sought for a full-time Lab Manager position in the BlankLangLab at the UCLA Psychology Department (Principal Investigator: Idan A. Blank, www.idanblank.com). Our research examines the functional architecture of language comprehension in the human mind and brain: how do different cognitive mechanisms work together such that language "means something"? What mental structures constitute these meanings? How are different aspects of the linguistic input processed to construct such mental structures? The lab employs neuroimaging (functional MRI), computational modeling, and behavioral methods to investigate language processing mechanisms and how they go awry in language disorders.

The position is an ideal opportunity for someone with a strong technical background and a serious interest in cognitive science/neuroscience to explore the field as a possible stepping stone to graduate school.    

Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the PI, the individual in this position will be involved in all aspects of research, including: programing fMRI, computational, and behavioral (including web-based) experiments; recruiting participants; collecting and analyzing data; and assisting in manuscript preparation for publication. In addition, the lab manager will be responsible for implementing and maintaining the lab's pipelines for data processing and analysis; writing lab and project documentation; data management; creating and updating the lab website; technical support of lab personnel; and performing some administrative duties.

Requirements: Candidate must have all of the following (if you're in doubt about your qualifications - go ahead and apply!):

  1. Bachelor's degree in cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, psychology, physics, or math, or an equivalent combination of education and experienc.
  2. Strong math (especially linear algebra), statistics, and computer skills (Matlab, Python, shell scripting) + substantial programming experience. R and TensorFlow / PyTorch would be a plus, but are not necessary.
  3. General understanding of experimental research design & methods.
  4. Mac and Windows troubleshooting skills and good knowledge of the Linux/Unix environment.
  5. At least one year of experience working or volunteering in research lab settings.
  6. Research experience in cognitive neuroscience (ideally, conducting and/or analyzing fMRI experiments and/or anatomical MRI studies and/or modeling) or computational cognitive science / NLP.
  7. Skill in working both independently and collaboratively in a face-paced environment, as well as work as part of a team.
  8. Multitasking skills, i.e., independently prioritizing assignments to complete work in a timely fashion and demonstrating flexibility in responding to changing needs and resolving issues. 

    Starting date: flexible, between August and January 2019. This is a one year position, with strong preference for at least a one-year extension.

    Application: please apply via 
    https://hr.mycareer.ucla.edu/, position (requisition number) 30606.

Deadline: July 10, 2019 (but please contact me if you have missed the deadline and are still interested in applying!).

 

Questions? Please contact Idan: [email protected]

 

Conferences, Programs, and Calls

 

Academy of Aphasia 57th Annual Meeting  

October 27 - 29, 2019

 

The 57th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia will be held at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, SAR.  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.

 

Deadline: Early Registration for the conference: Sept. 15th.

 

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Lyndsey Nickels of Macquarie University. Dr. Nickels is Professor of Cognitive Science, member of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD), and Macquarie University's Director of the international Ph.D. program International Doctorate for Experimental Approaches to Language and Brain. She is an internationally-recognized researcher in the cognitive neuropsychology of language, who has carried out landmark work in the neural and cognitive bases of word production and word-production impairments in aphasia. A trained speech-language therapist, Dr. Nickels has made equally important contributions to the aphasia treatment literature, and she has a long-standing commitment to research focused on remediation of language disorders.

 

We are also happy to announce exciting news regarding our expanded, NIDCD-supported mentoring program, which you can read about here. Now in its second year, the NIDCD-funded Academy of Aphasia conference grant (R13 DC017375-01) will sponsor student fellows and a of state-of-the-art New Frontiers in Aphasia Research seminar. This year's speaker for the New Frontiers in Aphasia Research seminar is Dr. Alex Fornito of Monash University. Dr. Fornito is Professor of Psychology at Monash University and directs the Brain and Mental Health Lab. His work uses multidisciplinary methods to examine the brain bases of behaviour, including graph-theoretic analyses of both functional and diffusion MRI data. Accepted student fellows will have the opportunity for focused mentoring and training, and both U.S. and international students are eligible to apply. Congratulations to the 2019 NIDCD sponsored fellows! Click here to see a list of the 2019 NIDCD sponsored travel fellows.  

 

Conference program 

Please find an outline of the conference program here. In addition, view the scheduled platform sessions as well as the poster sessions.  

 

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.

 

Looking forward to seeing you in Hong Kong!

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Conference on Multilingualism (COM) 2019 

September 1 - 3, 2019

 

Dear colleagues,

 

We would like to announce that the REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for the Conference on Multilingualism 2019 (COM19) held at Leiden University.

 

Dates: September 1st- 3rd, 2019

Location: Leiden, The Netherlands

 

Our Keynote speakers:

Ludovica Serratrice (University of Reading, United Kingdom)

Maria del Carmen Parafita Couto (Leiden University, The Netherlands)

Theo Marinis (University of Konstanz, Germany)

Kristin Lemhöfer (Radboud University, The Netherlands)

 

 

The conference dinner takes place on September 2, 2019. If you would like to take part in the conference dinner, you can register via the registration form. Please also indicate your dietary preferences.

 

Details to the conference can be found here: https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/multilingual-conference-com2019

 

Do not hesitate to contact us in case of questions.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Leiden in September!

 

Scientific Committee

Rob Hartsuiker
Guillaume Thierry
Merel Keijzer
Manolo Carreiras
Cheryl Frenck-Mestre
Ludovica Serratrice
Niels O. Schiller

 

The Organising Committee

Sarah von Grebmer zu Wolfsthurn
Margot Starkenburg
Anneloes van Iwaarden
Niels O. Schiller

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iWORDD  

October 2 - 3, 2019 

 

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 -3th), 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 amongst 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

 

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

 

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

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AMLaP 2019 

September 6 - 8, 2019

 

AMLaP 2019 will take place in Moscow, Russia 6-8 September! 

Please find submission instructions and link at https://neuro.hse.ru/amlap2019 

 

AMLaP is an international conference, which has established itself as the premier international forum for interdisciplinary research into how people process language. AMLaP 2019 aims to bring together researchers using experimental, neuroimaging, computational, and theoretical perspectives on the cognitive architectures and neural mechanisms underlying language use and communication. We welcome theoretical and empirical reports on all aspects of word and sentence production and comprehension, discourse level mechanisms, bilingualism, and beyond.

   

Keynote Speakers:  

Evelina Fedorenko, MIT, USA

Antje Meyer, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands

Christoph Scheepers, University of Glasgow, UK

Yury Shtyrov, Aarhus University, Denmark

Linda Wheeldon, University of Agder, Norway

 

Satellite Symposia:

In addition to the main program, this year's AMLAP will host two satellite symposia:

 

4 September "Typical and atypical language development"

5 September "Bilingualism and cognition"

 

You can find information about the symposia including the programmes, invited speakers, and submission details on the main conference website (https://neuro.hse.ru/amlap2019).

Follow us on Facebook: @AMLAP2019

 

We are looking forward to seeing you in Moscow in September!

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20th Science of Aphasia Conference 

September 23 - 26, 2019

 

The 20th International Science of Aphasia Conference will take place on September 23-26, 2019 in Rome, Italy. The main theme of the conference will be "The temporal lobe revisited: Functional and neural updates". 

 

Current neuroimaging, neurophysiological, and behavioral investigations provide increasingly detailed insights into the functional neuroanatomy of the temporal lobe.  

 

Studies in cognitively intact and brain-damaged populations converge in considering the left temporal lobe as critical for the recognition and processing of auditory inputs; for the recognition, comprehension and retrieval of spoken and written words; for sentence comprehension; and for verbal memory skills.

 

The role of the left temporal lobe in the neural networks involved in language and language-related skills will be discussed by cognitive neuroscientists from the perspective of neuroanatomy, neurology, neuropsychology, neuroimaging and neurolinguistics. During the conference, oral communications and posters will allow discussing additional aspects of the neurofunctional organization of language.

 

Conference details can be found at: https://www.cimec.unitn.it/en/820/science-of-aphasia

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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/.

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

 

Other

 

The Reading Project Dataset on OpenNeuro  

Available Now 

 

The Brain, Language, and Computation Lab (http://blclab.org/) is pleased to announce the availability of a large dataset from the Reading Brain Project funded by the National Science Foundation.  

 

In the spirit of Open Science, we are providing the community on OpenNeuro with multi-modal imaging, eye-tracking, and cognitive/behavioral data collected from monolingual adult English speakers during in-scanner naturalistic reading of expository science texts. This rich data with multiband (SMS) fMRI, rs-fMRI, sMRI, DTI, and simultaneous eye movements are provided along with detailed documentation of data collection. We encourage researchers to use the data for the understanding of neurocognitive mechanisms of text comprehension.  

 

This is the first of three datasets (Adult L1) now available on OpenNeuro (https://openneuro.org/datasets/ds001980/versions/1.0.1). The two remaining datasets (Child L1, and Adult L2 from US and China) will become available later this year.

 


The Society for the Neurobiology of Language