June 2019 

Sights to Visit in Helsinki 

Senate Square Helsinki
Helsinki Cathedral
In Helsinki, attendees will be treated to a beautiful city filled with graceful architecture and rich in history and culture. There is no place better to experience this than in Senate Square.

The Senate Square and its surroundings form a unique and cohesive example of Neoclassical architecture. The square is dominated by four buildings designed by Carl Ludvig Engel (1778-1840): Helsinki Cathedral, the Government Palace, the main building of the University of Helsinki and the National Library of Finland. A statue of Alexander II (1894) stands in the middle of the Senate Square. The Senate Square also hosts a sound installation called the Sound of the Senate Square. It is a modern version of the European glockenspiel and can be heard every day at 17:49 as it travels from one building to the next. The composition runs for 5 minutes 18 seconds and is composed by Harri Viitanen and Jyrki Alakuijala.

On the northern side of the Senate Square, Helsinki Cathedral is one of Finland's most famous and photographed buildings. The Cathedral, by Carl Ludvig Engel, is part of Helsinki's Empire era centre and a landmark for those arriving by sea. It has become the symbol of the whole of Helsinki. Earlier called St. Nicholas Church and Great Cathedral, the current main church of the Helsinki Diocese was completed in 1852. Sculptures of the twelve apostles guard the city from the roof of the church.

Just one block away from Senate Square is the Esplanade park and the Market Square. Market Square is Helsinki's most international and famous market. The booths here sell traditional market foods and treats, as well as handicrafts and souvenirs.

With so much to see and do, attendees are sure to have a wonderful visit to Helsinki!

SNL 2019

 August 20-22, 2019   

Helsinki, Finland  

 

In This Issue

Sights to Visit in Helsinki

 Job Postings and Announcements  

 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
 
Historic Senate Square
Statue of Alexander II

   

JobPostingJob Postings and Announcements
The Adult Neuroplasticity Lab at The Pennsylvania State University  
Postdoctoral Position  
 
The Adult Neuroplasticity Lab at The Pennsylvania State University (PI: Chaleece W. Sandberg, PhD, CCC-SLP) is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar for a one-year position beginning immediately at the University Park, PA campus.  
 
Responsibilities will include recruitment, assessment, and treatment of persons with aphasia, neuroimaging data collection and analysis, generation of presentations and manuscripts, and lab management responsibilities, including mentoring undergraduate and graduate students in the lab. Requirements for the position include a Ph.D. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related field. Experience collecting and analyzing fMRI data is a must (additional experience with EEG data analysis is ideal, but not required).  
 
Penn State is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.  
 
To apply, please upload a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.
   
Job Number: 88027
Link to Job on Job Website: https://psu.jobs/job/88027
Job Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
Department: Communication Sciences and Disorders
Sup Org: College of Health and Human Development
Campus Location: UP
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University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Postdoctoral Research Associate 
 
The Speech Motor Action + Control lab (PI: Ben Parrell) at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work on behavioral and neuroimaging research to explore the role of the cerebellum in speech motor control.
 
Salary: $50,000-$61,300, depending on experience (NIH pay scale)
 
Percent time: 100%
 
Anticipated start date: August 1, 2019 (start date is flexible)
 
Deadline to apply: June 1, 2019 (open until filled)
 
Requirements: Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, linguistics, communication sciences and disorders, or a related field. Strong written and verbal communication skills are highly desired. Previous research experience collecting and analyzing human behavioral data is highly preferred. Additional experience in motor control, structural magnetic resonance imaging of the brain, programming in MATLAB or another language, and/or computational modelling would be beneficial.
 
Brief summary of job duties: This research involves NIH-funded behavioral and neuroimaging experiments with neurotypical speakers and patients with cerebellar ataxia. The postdoc will be expected to take a leading role in the design and execution of these experiments, including coordinating with our collaborators at UC, Berkeley and UC, San Francisco. The position could additionally entail research in other areas of focus for the lab, including computational modeling of the speech motor system, sensory use in speech production, multisensory integration, motor learning, and comparisons of speech and nonspeech motor control systems.  It is expected that the applicant will be able to assist in the writing of manuscripts and grant applications and make positive scholarly contributions to our research lab. Additional opportunities exist to participate in new and ongoing research in the broader Speech Motor Neuroscience Group, our collaboration with the Brain Language and Acoustic Behavior lab (directed by Carrie Niziolek).
 
The initial appointment for this position will be for two years, with potential extensions for additional years. Interested candidates should send a one-page cover letter describing your qualifications, interest, and career goals, a CV, and a list of 3 references to Dr. Ben Parrell, [email protected] (608) 263-8861.
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The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab at Johns Hopkins University  
Postdoctoral Research Position
 
The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a 2-3 year NIH funded post-doctoral research position (PI: Dr. Marina Bedny).  
 
The Neuroplasticity & Development Lab investigates how experience shapes cognition and brain development in humans. We compare cognition in adults and children with different development experiences using techniques such as fMRI, TMS and behavioral measures. A key research direction involves working with individuals who are congenitally and late blind. We investigate visual cortex function in blindness as a window into mechanisms of brain development and plasticity in humans. We also study how sensory and linguistic experience contributes to concepts. For more information about our research go to http://bednylab.com/
 
The post-doctoral fellow will have an opportunity to develop her/his own research program within the mission of the laboratory. Fellows will be encouraged to take part in the intellectually rich cognitive science and neuroscience community of Johns Hopkins University.
 
Qualifications: A Ph.D. in Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience or related field is required. Qualified applicants will have a strong interest in cognitive neuroscience, cognitive science, development and neuroplasticity. Expertise in fMRI is preferred but candidates with proficiency in other relevant domains/techniques will also be considered (e.g. psycholinguistics, TMS/EEG/DTI, developmental psychology). Excellent computational skills are strongly preferred. 
 
How to Apply: Candidates should submit a letter of interest, a CV and contact information for three references by emailing the lab director at [email protected]. The letter of interest should be no more than a single page long and should include a statement of what research the applicant wishes to pursue during their post-doctoral training. Applications will be evaluated on an ongoing basis until the position is filled. The starting date is flexible and available candidates could begin work immediately.
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Dutch Research Consortium 'Language in Interaction'   
Postdoctoral and PhD Position 
 
Postdoc and PhD Position 'Communication in Context' (1.0 FTE)
Dutch Research Consortium 'Language in Interaction'
Vacancy number: 30.07.19
Application deadline: 23 June 2019

Responsibilities
We are looking for highly motivated candidates to enrich a unique consortium of researchers that aims to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms of language at multiple levels. The goal is to understand both the universality and variability of the human language faculty from genes to behaviour.
 
Currently, our consortium advertises one Postdoctoral Researcher position and one PhD position. These positions provide the opportunity for conducting world-class research as a member of an interdisciplinary team.  
 
Work environment
These positions will be held at the Donders Insititute, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
 
The Netherlands has an outstanding track record in the language sciences. The 'Language in Interaction' research consortium, sponsored by a large grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), brings together many of the excellent research groups in the Netherlands with a research programme on the foundations of language. In addition to excellence in the domain of language and related relevant fields of cognition, our consortium provides state-of-the-art research facilities and a research team with ample experience in the complex research methods that will be invoked to address the scientific questions at the highest level of methodological sophistication. These include methods from genetics, neuroimaging, computational modelling, and patient-related research. This consortium realizes both quality and critical mass for studying human language at a scale not easily found anywhere else.
 
We have identified five Big Questions (BQ) that are central to our understanding of the human language faculty. These questions are interrelated at multiple levels. Teams of researchers will collaborate to collectively address these key questions of our field.
 
Our five Big Questions are:
BQ1: The nature of the mental lexicon: How to bridge neurobiology and psycholinguistic theory by computational modelling?
BQ2: What are the characteristics and consequences of internal brain organisation for language?
BQ3: Creating a shared cognitive space: How is language grounded in and shaped by communicative settings of interacting people?
BQ4: Variability in language processing and in language learning: Why does the ability to learn language change with age? How can we characterise and map individual language skills in relation to the population distribution?
BQ5: How are other cognitive systems shaped by the presence of a language system in humans?
 
You will become member of our Synergy team which in turn will be embedded in our Big Questions framework. The research is conducted in an international setting at all participating institutions. English is the lingua franca.  
 
What we expect from you
Each position has its own requirements and profile.
Detailed information can be found on:
www.languageininteraction.nl/Synergy1a.html

 
General requirements for all positions:
* an integrative mindset;
* a theory-driven approach;
* good communication/collaboration skills;
* a strong motivation;
* excellent proficiency in written and spoken English.  
 
What we have to offer
  • employment: 1.0 FTE;
  • terms of employment depend on the position applied for;
  • Dutch universities and the institute involved have a number of regulations in place that enable employees to create a good work-life balance;
  • you will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service where our Dual Career Officer will assist with family related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?
 
Other Information
The institute involved is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourages applications from women and minorities.
 
Would you like to know more?
 
Are you interested?
You should upload your application (attn. of Prof. dr. P. Hagoort). Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):
  • a cover letter quoting at the top the position you apply for
  • your curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and the names of at least two persons who can provide references
Please apply before 23 June 2019, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.
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The Department of Neuropsychology at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences    
Postdoctoral Researcher
 
The Department of Neuropsychology at the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and
Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany (MPI CBS) is offering a position as Postdoctoral researcher:
Brain and Cognition in early childhood

Research Focus
The Department of Neuropsychology, lead by Prof. Dr. Angela D. Friederici, investigates the
functional and neuroanatomical basis of language in the mature and the developing brain, using
functional, anatomical as well as behavioral measures. The postdoc position will be part of a project on the neural basis of the development of language, action, and Theory of Mind within the Research  Unit "Crossing the Borders" funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation, https://crossingproject.de/). The postdoctoral researcher will be responsible of supervising MRI assessment and analyzing anatomical MRI datasets (diffusion-weighted and t1-weighted MRI data) in preschool children and combining these data with behavioral and near-infrared spectroscopy data acquired and analyzed by other researchers in the project.

Research Environment
The position will be at the MPI CBS in Leipzig, an internationally leading centre for cognitive
neuroscience equipped with a 7.0 T MRI scanner, several 3.0 T MRIs, a Connectom ultra-high-field
MRI scanner, and child-friendly lab facilities including a mock MRI scanner, MRI-compatible video
equipment for children, as well as multiple EEG, NIRS, and eye-tracking systems. All facilities are
supported by experienced IT and neurophysics staff as well as staff experienced with MRI assessment in children - and a large children database is available. The candidate will be integrated into the interdisciplinary team of the Department of Neuropsychology lead by Prof. Dr. Angela D. Friederici and will collaborate with the Research Group Milestones of Early Cognitive Development lead by Dr. Charlotte Grosse Wiesmann.

Requirements
We invite applications of experienced and highly motivated researchers with
  • A PhD in cognitive neuroscience, experimental or developmental psychology or related disciplines
  • A strong background in structural MRI analysis (diffusion-weighted MRI, cortical measures, or other)
  • Strong computational skills
  • Experience with MRI assessment or other experimental testing methods in children
  • Excellent English language skills (required) and sufficient German language skills (desirable)
Position and Application Details
Funding is available for up to 3 years starting from September 2019 or later. Remuneration is based
on the pay scale of the Max Planck Society. The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Application is via our online system at http://www.cbs.mpg.de/vacancies/open-positions
(subject heading: "PD 10/19"). The deadline for the application is the 15th July 2019, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.
The application must include the following documents (in a single PDF file):
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae and list of publications
  • Contact details of two referees
Should you require any further information, please contact
Prof. Dr. A. D. Friederici ([email protected]) or
Dr. Charlotte Grosse Wiesmann ([email protected])
https://www.cbs.mpg.de/departments/neuropsychology/
https://www.cbs.mpg.de/independent-research-groups/early-cognitive-development
https://crossing-project.de/
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Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (BCBL)
Group Leader Position 
 
GROUP LEADER POSITION at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) www.bcbl.eu (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)
 
The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) offers permanent research positions for Group Leaders 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.
  • The applicants must have their PhD completed before January 2011.
  • Only researchers with a solid research track and international research experience will be considered.
  • Demonstrated intellectual independence and scientific madurity are also required.
  • Applications from women are especially welcomed.
 An acceptance letter from the Scientific Director of the host institution is mandatory.
 
To submit your application please follow this link: www.ikerbasque.net
 
Deadline: September the 17th 2019 at 13:00, CET.
 
For further information, please contact the Scientific Director of BCBL, Manuel Carreiras ([email protected])
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.
 
The deadline for early registration is June 30th.
 
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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International Brain and Syntax Think Tank - Northwestern University 
October 11 - 12, 2019
Call for Papers 

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together researchers who study the neural organization of syntax. Based on research with both neurotypical and aphasic participants,we seek to get a snapshot of the state-of-the-science and, crucially, to identify future directions for research in the area in a two-day meeting about the neurofunctional architecture of syntax and its components, neurocognitive interfaces between syntax and other linguistic and domain-general processing systems, and about what seem to be the most useful and informative methodologies for investigating syntactic processing.  
 
The meeting will also include a poster session. Abstracts of original, unpublished work on the brain and syntax  are invited (maximum 1000 words [excluding references], one figure and one table).  
 
Please submit to: https://sites.northwestern.edu/internationalbrainandsyntaxthinktank/ by July 1, 2019. Best posters will be selected for a poster blitz platform presentation!  
 
Invited speakers:  
 
Giosué Baggio (NTNU)  
Borna Bonakdarpour (Northwestern University)  
Maria Garraffa (Heriot-Watt University)  
Yosef Grodzinsky (Hebrew University, FZ Jülich)  
Gregory Hickok (University of California, Irvine)  
Nayoun Kim (University of Toronto)  
Richard Lewis (University of Michigan)  
Matthew Nelson (Northwestern University)  
Na'ama Friedmann (Tel Aviv University)  
Jennifer Mack (University of Massachusetts)  
Umesh Patil (Potsdam University)  
Cynthia Thompson (Northwestern University)  
Rosemary Varley (University College London)  
Spiridoula Varlokosta (University of Athens)  
Matthew Walenski (Northwestern University)  
Ming Xiang (University of Chicago)  
Masaya Yoshida (Northwestern University) 
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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
 
Early registration deadline: June 16th, 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 FedorenkoMIT, USA
Antje MeyerMax Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands
Christoph ScheepersUniversity of Glasgow, UK
Yury ShtyrovAarhus University, Denmark
Linda WheeldonUniversity 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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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.
 
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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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
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