June 2014

 

 



 

 

First_StorySNL 2014 Poster and Slide Schedule

The SNL Program and Schedule is now available.  If you are a presenter, please check the website for your presentation time.

 

For a listing of Poster sessions and presentations, go here:

Poster Sessions

 

For a listing of Slide sessions and presentations, go here:
Slide Sessions

 

Second_Story

Call for Board Nominations Reminder

The Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL) is soliciting nominations for four councilor (board member) positions:

  • Chair-elect
  • Secretary-elect 
  • Treasurer-elect
  • Meeting liaison-elect  

Duties associated with these positions can be found in the bylaws posted on the SNL website. Councilors are elected to three-year terms. During the three years of their tenure, councilors serve on the board, first as "councilor-elect," then "councilor-current," and finally "councilor-past."

 

Please nominate no more than one individual per position. Send your nominations to [email protected]

 

SNL greatly values the input of our members. Please consider submitting a nomination for each position. For a list of current councilors go to http://www.neurolang.org/organization/.

 

We are also asking for nominations for a European host location for SNL 2016. We strongly encourage you to consider sponsoring the next European meeting of SNL.

 

Deadline for Nominations to the Board of Directors is July 7, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

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Social Programs Now Offered at SNL 2014

This year, SNL is pleased to offer two social programs.  There is no better way to experience the history, culture, and sights of Amsterdam than by taking a guided tour of the city.  For more information on these amazing opportunities, please explore the links below:

 

  

 

Each tour can accommodate a maximum of 30 people, so book today at [email protected]

 

Hotel Reservations

Discounted hotel reservations are still available for the NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky and the the Doubletree by Hilton Amsterdam Centraal, (the Ibis Amsterdam Centre is sold out). Discounted reservations may close earlier if our special SNL block is sold out.  To receive the discounted conference rates, attendees must book their reservations through Beurs van Berlage Hotelservice.  Amsterdam is a popular August tourist destination, so please make your reservations early!

 

SNL 2014 T-Shirts

Limited-edition SNL 2014 T-shirts are available for purchase.  Order online while you're registering for the meeting.  Check out our official meeting T-Shirt on the SNL website.

 

Keynote Speakers

Prof.dr. Willem Levelt

Topic lecture: Neurobiology of Language from a historical perspective

 

Prof.dr. Constance Scharff

Topic lecture: Songbirds as model for Neurobiology of Language

 

Prof.dr. Pascal Fries

Lecture title: Brain rhythms for bottom-up and top-down signalling

 

Prof.dr. Mike Tomasello

Topic Lecture: The cognitive infrastructure for human communication

 

Panel Discussion

What is there to be explained by neurobiology of language accounts?

Steve Small, Lorraine Tyler, and Sharon Thompson-Schill

 

Important Dates 

 

Nominations to the Board of Directors Closes

July 7, 2014

 

Early Discounted Registration Closes Today

June 26, 2014

 

SNL 2014

 August 27-29, 2014

Amsterdam, Netherlands

 

 

In This Issue    

    

   

Call for Nominations

 

Missed It Last Time?

 

 

 

 

 

 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

 

 

 

 

 

JobPostingsJob Postings and Announcements

 

Scientific Meetings & Calls for Papers

 

ESCOP Summer School--The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (July 14-19th, 2014, San Sebastian)

The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language is pleased to announce the ESCOP summerschool on language.  The overarching goal of the summerschool is to bring together scientists with different perspectives and methodological approaches to the study of language to give an overview of the debates and advances in the field.

 

The summerschool will be held between July 14th and 19th, 2014 in Donostia - San Sebastian, Spain.

 

This summerschool has been created to highlight recent advances and new challenges in language research on a wide range of topics including speech perception and production, language acquisition, bilingualism, reading, sign language, etc. and familiarize attendees with cutting edge techniques such as fMRI, MEG, EEG, eyetracking, etc. 

 

TEACHERS:

  • Blair Armstrong - BCBL, Spain.
  • Jeffrey R. Binder - Medical College of Wisconsin, USA.
  • Cesar Caballero - BCBL, Spain.
  • Gary S. Dell - University of Illinois, USA.
  • Jon Andoni Duņabeitia - BCBL, Spain.
  • Karen Emmorey - San Diego State University, USA.
  • Gregory S. Hickok - University of California, USA.
  • Emmanuel Keuleers - Ghent University, Belgium.
  • Judith Kroll - Pennsylvania State University, USA.
  • Clara Martin - BCBL, Spain.
  • Nicola Molinaro - BCBL, Spain.
  • Monika Molnar - BCBL, Spain.
  • Pedro (Kepa) Paz-Alonso - BCBL, Spain.
  • David C. Plaut - Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
  • Kim Plunkett - Oxford University, UK.
  • Brenda Rapp - Johns Hopkins University, USA.
  • Arthur Samuel - BCBL, Spain & Stony Brook University, USA.
  • Nuria Sebastian - Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain.
  • Guillaume Thierry - Bangor University College, UK.
  • Lorraine K. Tyler - University of Cambridge, UK.

For more information, please visit our website: http://www.bcbl.eu/events/ESCOP-summerschool/en/

 

We look forward to seeing you in 2014!

ESCOP Summerschool Organizing Committee

 

 

 

Faculty Positions

 

Three Tenure Track Positions - Dutch Research Consortium "Language in Interaction

  

For more information: http://www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/tenures-algemeen.html

The Dutch NWO Gravitation consortium "Language in Interaction" invites applications for three tenure track positions. These positions are offered with a view to long-term embedding of interdisciplinary language research. Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to establish their own independent research group. You will be expected to conduct research in one or more research areas relevant to the position applied for. Supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD projects will be part of your responsibilities. Administrative duties will include local and/or national committee memberships. Some contribution to teaching will be appreciated. You will be provided with budgetary resources, a PhD student or technician, materials and consumables.
 

The Netherlands has an outstanding track record in the language sciences. The Language in Interaction consortium brings together many of the excellent research groups in the Netherlands in a research programme on the foundations of language.

 

Depending on the tenure track position applied for, the successful candidate will be appointed at one of the following partner institutes:

1) Radboud University Nijmegen & RadboudUMC - Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour

2) Radboud University Nijmegen - Centre for Language Studies

3) University of Amsterdam - Institute for Logic, Language and Computation.
All these institutions conduct research in an international setting. English is the lingua franca.

 

We are looking for highly motivated, creative and talented researchers with a strong research profile. Each tenure track position has its own requirements and profile.


General requirements for the tenure track positions are:
− a PhD degree in a field relevant to the position concerned;
− an established international reputation;
− strong track record of peer-reviewed international publications;
− experience with successfully applying for external funding;
− experience with (co-)supervision of PhD students;
− management skills required for academic leadership;
- outstanding teaching skills, teaching experience, and a clear vision on teaching.

 

More information on the three tenure track positions offered and how to apply can be found under this link: http://www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/tenures-algemeen.html.

 

 

Postdoc Positions

 

Post-Doctoral fellow in the Center for Aphasia Research and Rehabilitation (CARR), Georgetown University

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral fellow in the Center for Aphasia Research and Rehabilitation (CARR), Georgetown University. The members of CARR, led by Dr. Rhonda Friedman, study language and learning/memory function and dysfunction. Ongoing research projects include the role of learning paradigms in rehabilitation; investigations of experimental cognitive treatments for alexia and for anomia; eye movement studies of normal and abnormal reading; explorations into tele-rehab of language impairments; and prophylaxis and/or remediation of cognitive deficits in early stage AD and Primary Progressive Aphasia. Methodologies include behavioral studies, eye-tracking, fMRI studies of patients with dementia or post-stroke aphasia, and normal controls.

 

Facilities available include a 3T fMRI scanner, eyetracker, tDCS, TMS. Within the Department of Neurology, the lab maintains active collaborations with behavioral/cognitive neurologists, a clinical neuropsychologist, and members of GU's Center for Functional and Molecular Imaging (CFMI).

 

Applicants must have a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, speech-language pathology, psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, or a related field. The ideal candidate will have experience with brain-damaged populations; statistical proficiency; excellent oral and written communication skills; and excellent computer skills.

 

Qualified candidates should submit a letter outlining scientific interests and career goals, a CV, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to: [email protected]

 

Position contingent upon funding. Georgetown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Post-Doctoral Position Northwestern University

Post-Doctoral Positions are now available in the Center for the Neurobiology of Language Recovery at Northwestern University. Fellows will work on research examining neurocognitive mechanisms of sentence processing in both normal and language impaired individuals. With emphasis on recovery of sentence deficits in people with aphasia, as well as the cognitive and neural effects of treatment, studies will track language over time using structural and functional neuroimaging (fMRI), perfusion imaging, DTI, EEG, eyetracking and other methods. Funding for the position is part of a large-scale NIH supported P50 Clinical Research Center grant project.

 

Individuals with a strong background in language science and a PhD in cognitive science, cognitive neuroscience, communication sciences and disorders, linguistics, psychology, or related field are invited to apply. Experience with fMRI, EEG and/or eyetracking, as well as experience conducting experiments with language-impaired individuals is desirable. Post-doctoral positions are for either 2 or 3 years, with potential for advancing to Research Associate.

 

Applications accepted until position is filled. Start date is flexible from Aug. to Dec., 2014. Send CV, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to:

 

Mary Cosic at [email protected].

For more information see the lab website: www.communication.northwestern.edu/csd/research/aphasia/.

 

Postdoctoral position, Language Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Arizona

A Postdoctoral position is available in the Language Neuroscience Laboratory (PI: Stephen M. Wilson) at the University of Arizona. The successful applicant will play a key role on an NIH-funded project investigating the neural correlates of recovery from aphasia after acute stroke.

 

A Ph.D. is required in a relevant field, such as Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Cognitive Neuroscience, or Psychology. The ideal candidate will have (1) experience working with individuals with acquired language impairments, and (2) experience in conducting neuroimaging studies (e.g. fMRI, DTI, VLSM). However candidates who are exceptionally strong in one of these two areas, and show potential to learn in the other, will be considered. Excellent interpersonal skills are critical, since the position will involve significant interaction with patients, family members, and health professionals. A record of research productivity is highly desirable. Programming skills are desirable but not essential.

 

Research in the Language Neuroscience Laboratory is focused on the neural basis of language function, how language breaks down in patients with different kinds of aphasia, and the neural changes that support recovery. Our approach combines multimodal neuroimaging with quantitative assessments of language function. We have access to two recently installed and fully equipped Siemens Skyra 3-Tesla scanners (one for inpatients and one dedicated to research). The UA Medical Center has a Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center that sees approximately 300 stroke patients per year. The University of Arizona has a long history of leadership in aphasia research, and the successful candidate will have opportunities to collaborate with an interdisciplinary group of researchers from Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Neurology, and Medical Imaging. For more information about the lab and our collaborators, please visit http://neuroling.arizona.edu.

 

Salary will be commensurate with experience, and is expected to be consistent with NIH NRSA stipends. The preferred start date is September 1, 2014, but is flexible. The position is open until filled.

 

To apply, please send a letter of interest, a CV, up to three representative publications, and contact information for two references, to Stephen M. Wilson [email protected].

 

 

Research Coordinator Positions

 

Research Coordinator/Lab Manager, Language Neuroscience Laboratory, University of Arizona

A Research Coordinator/Lab Manager position is available in the Language Neuroscience Laboratory (PI: Stephen M. Wilson) at the University of Arizona. The successful applicant will work on an NIH-funded project investigating the neural correlates of recovery from aphasia after acute stroke, using multimodal neuroimaging and behavioral evaluations of language function. The position will involve significant interaction with patients, family members, and health professionals.

 

Required qualifications:

  • A bachelors degree, ideally in a relevant field such as Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Neuroscience, Psychology, Linguistics or Physiology (other fields will also be considered)
  • Experience working with individuals with neurological conditions in research or clinical contexts
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Willingness to work flexible hours

 Desirable qualifications:

  • Previous experience with neuroimaging data collection and/or analysis
  • Strong academic record
  • Programming skills

Research in the Language Neuroscience Laboratory is focused on the neural basis of language function, how language breaks down in patients with different kinds of aphasia, and the neural changes that support recovery. The University of Arizona has a long history of leadership in aphasia research, and the successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary group of researchers from Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Neurology, and Medical Imaging. For more information about the lab and our collaborators, please visit http://neuroling.arizona.edu.

 

Salary will be commensurate with experience. Full benefits are included. The preferred start date is September 1, 2014, but is flexible. The position is open until filled.

  

To apply, please send a letter of interest, a CV, up to three representative publications, and contact information for two references, to Stephen M. Wilson[email protected].

 

 

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