March 2016






Hotel Rooms Available for SNL 2016 


For the convenience of our meeting attendees, SNL has arranged special room rates at hotels near the Institute of Education:

Ambassadors Bloomsbury Hotel with rooms starting at £120.00
Hotel Russell with rooms starting at £139.00
Montague on the Gardens with rooms starting at £195.00

For students, SNL recommends the

Royal National Hotel, which is directly across the street from the meeting venue. The Royal National Hotel has 1,600 rooms which hold one to four people, with rooms starting at £88.00 (including breakfast). Reservations can be made through the hotel's online reservation systems.

See Hotel Reservations for hotel terms and conditions.



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April 18, 2016.


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SNL 2016

 August 17 - 20, 2016

London, England



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JobPostingJob Postings and Announcements


Full-time Research Specialist Position at the University of Pennsylvania


A full-time Research Assistant position is available in the Thompson-Schill lab at the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. Research in the lab focuses on the biological bases of human cognitive systems - perception, memory, language, thought, cognitive control - and the interrelations between them. We investigate these systems by developing and implementing experiments involving a wide-array of methodologies, including functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), genotyping, and eye-tracking. Our investigations include both typical and atypical (patient) populations.



Responsibilities include designing and implementing experiments, data analysis, subject recruitment, and some administrative/IT work.


Position is contingent on continued funding.



A Bachelor's Degree and 0 year to 1 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Prior experience in laboratory setting is preferred. Familiarity with computers, Microsoft Office, and experience with statistics are desirable. The research project requires continuity and applicants who can make a two-year commitment are preferred.


To Apply:

Applications should be submitted online at Only applications with a cover letter, CV/resume, including contact info for three references, and unofficial transcript, will be reviewed.


Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.


About the University of Pennsylvania:

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.


Contact: [email protected]   



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


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

Web: ,
Contact: Please send cover letter, resume, unofficial transcript, and contact information for two references to Jolie Anderson ([email protected]).
Questions can be directed to Tatiana Schnur ([email protected]) and Randi Martin ([email protected]).


Research Assistant Position in the Kuperberg NeuroCognition Lab 


START DATE: April 2016 - Summer 2016.



We are seeking a full time Research Assistant to assist with all aspects of our cognitive neuroscience and psycholinguistic research. Our lab is interested in where and when the brain is activated during language processing in healthy individuals and in patients with schizophrenia. For more information about what we do, see:


The responsibilities of this position are very varied and involve the coordination of all aspects of research projects, including collecting neuroimaging (fMRI) and electrophysiological (event-related potential: ERP) data. This position also includes administrative responsibilities requiring coordination across multiple departments encompassing the Tufts Cognitive Science program. Administrative responsibilities would include maintenance of program documentation and student databases, program evaluations and progress reports, coordination of events and graduate student admissions.


In addition to the intellectual reward, the position would give the holder experience of research in experimental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics, clinical applications, as well as database and program management. This is an ideal research opportunity for someone bound for graduate school in cognitive neuroscience, psycholinguistics or cognitive psychology. Our lab has sites at both Tufts University (Medford, MA) and the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging (Charlestown, MA), both of which are easily accessible from Boston, MA.



(1) B.A., B.Sc. degree in Experimental Psychology, Linguistics, computer science, or a closely related field.

(2) Strong interest in how language is processed in the brain.

(3) Very strong quantitative and analytic skills and comfort with programs such as Excel and Powerpoint.

(4) Some research experience with statistics and familiarity with statistical analysis software such as SPSS.

(5) Very strong organizational skills: Must be self-motivated, resourceful, very organized; able to multi-task and prioritize.

(6) Strong computational skills including ability to manage databases in excel.

(7) Ability to work well in teams, with strong communication (verbal and written) and 

interpersonal skills.

(8) A two-year time commitment is requested.



Previous experience on ERP data collection and analysis


Salary will be based on qualifications and experience. Tufts University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Full-time employees receive full benefits.


Please complete our online application, link:


Please direct any technical questions regarding the application to Connie Choi at [email protected]

All other questions regarding the application should be sent to Dr. Gina Kuperberg at [email protected]




(Staff Scientist) at the BCBL- Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain)  (Center of excellence Severo Ochoa)


The Basque Center on Cognition Brain and Language (San Sebastián, Basque Country, Spain) has an open research staff position (Staff Scientist) in the area of language acquisition. The Center has a state of the art baby lab, and exceptional access to babies. The bilingual nature of the Basque Country provides an unusual opportunity to study language acquisition.


The Center promotes a rich research environment with minimal 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, the 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).

This position has a term of appointment of 5 years. Candidates should have at least 3-5 years of postdoctoral experience and a very strong publication track record. To submit your application please follow this link:


Deadline: April 4th, 2016
For further information about the position, please contact the Director of BCBL, Manuel Carreiras ([email protected])


Research Master's programme in Cognitive Neuroscience, Language and Communication Specialisation


Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Are you fascinated by the uniquely human capacity of language and by how our brains support our ability to communicate with each other? Do you want to learn how to do cutting-edge research in this domain? If so, this Master's programme is for you.


The Master-of-Science programme in Cognitive Neuroscience (MSc CNS) is an interdisciplinary two-year (120 EC) research-master's programme. It is part of the Donders Graduate School for Cognitive Neuroscience of Radboud University, Nijmegen. Lecturers in the Language and Communication specialisation of the programme are world-leading researchers in different disciplines of language science. They have positions at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, or the Centre for Language Studies.

The first year (60 EC) of the MSc CNS programme aims to lay the theoretical groundwork, and is mainly devoted to general courses in cognitive neuroscience as well as specialisation courses and skill training. All courses are in English. The second year (60 EC) is largely dedicated to conducting a research project (45 EC) to gain hands-on research experience in one of the participating research institutes and research groups.


More information about the Language and Communication specialisation of the MSc CNS is available at

Details of the application requirements and procedure can be found at


Post-doctoral position available in the Cognitive Science Department at Johns Hopkins University


A two-year, NIH-funded fellowship is available to work in the laboratory of Brenda Rapp on the cognitive and neural bases of written language processing.  A key focus of the project is furthering our understanding of the cognitive and neural substrates that support processing, learning and recovery of written language, especially in acquired dysgraphia and dyslexia. It forms a part of a larger multi-center project on the recovery of language, involving Northwestern, Boston and Harvard Universities. The position will provide the opportunity to carry out research with an important translational component that is grounded in strong cognitive principles and sophisticated neuroimaging approaches. 


A successful candidate will have a PhD in psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, communication science or related field and will have training in language and experience with fMRI analysis. 


Interested candidates should send the following to [email protected]: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of research experience and interests and (3) pdfs of 2 published or submitted papers.

PhD position in cognitive neuroscience


The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Nijmegen, the Netherlands) is inviting applications for a PhD position on the topic of 'The effect of literacy acquisition on the neural networks for language and vision'


The position is available at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics beginning September 2016, embedded within the Psychology of Language department headed by Prof. Antje Meyer. The PhD project will be supervised by Dr. Falk Huettig and will focus on how human cultural inventions such as reading and writing affect the neural networks for language and vision. The PhD candidate can bring in her/his own interests and choose to develop a project within this framework. For further details see: .


The Psychology of Language department emphasizes the need to study language in the normal population collecting data from participants with various backgrounds in and outside the lab. The department provides opportunities for training in a range of neuropsychological, psychological and phonetic techniques, frequent research and public engagement meetings, and support from an excellent team of researchers in psycholinguistics. For further details of our research, please see our website: The MPI in Nijmegen is a leading research institute, with a stimulating environment and excellent facilities and resources. The institute is entirely devoted to the question of how we acquire, produce and understand language, and its investigations are highly multidisciplinary, uniting neuroscience, anthropology, linguistics, psychology, computer science, and genetics.


Candidates should have, or shortly expect to obtain, a Master's degree in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, cognitive science or related areas and ideally have some experience in using functional and/or structural imaging techniques. We seek exceptional students with a talent and inclination for first class research. Candidates should have an excellent written and spoken command of English.

The position is available as of September 2016 and is fully funded for 4 years. Funding includes generous research and travel budgets. All students participate in the taught doctoral program of the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language Sciences.


For full consideration applications should be submitted by April 15, 2016. For any questions concerning the research program please write to [email protected] .


To apply write to [email protected]. Your application should include your CV, the names and e-mail addresses of two referees.


The Max Planck Society is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women, people with disabilities and under-represented groups are particularly encouraged.  


Clinical Director, MossRehab Aphasia Center


MossRehab, one of the top 10 rehabilitation centers in the nation, seek(s) an experienced clinical aphasiologist to direct the programs of its long standing MossRehab Aphasia Center. Founded in 1996 as a joint program of MossRehab and Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), the Aphasia Center is a pioneer in creatively addressing the long-term communication and psychosocial needs of people with aphasia. The Center provides focused and meaningful intervention at strategic points in the communication recovery process. This can occur through the Center's various programs, including: 1) the Advanced Clinical Therapy program (ACT), a specialized outpatient program that provides the most up-to date treatments for chronic aphasia; 2) A vibrant Aphasia Activity Center where people and families living with chronic aphasia participate in an array of communication and life enhancing activities; and 3) Participation in research.


The successful applicant will lead the Aphasia Center's continued growth and development. This includes supervision and mentoring of Speech-language pathologists, research assistants, students and volunteers; managing new and existing program initiatives; grant writing for program support, and, potentially conducting research. The MossRehab Aphasia Center is closely affiliated with Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, which is internationally known for its research in neuroscience and neurorehabilitation, including a long tradition of ground-breaking research in aphasia. The Aphasia Center also is a founding member and affiliate of Aphasia Access, a new alliance of Life Participation providers and shares its interest in life participation outcomes research.


The ideal candidate is a PhD or Masters level speech-language pathologist with clinical experience. The Clinical Directorship is a salaried half-time position. However, depending on the interests and qualifications of the candidate, the position could be expanded up to full-time through research collaborations and extramural grant support.  


Einstein Healthcare Network is proud to offer our employees outstanding career opportunities including competitive compensation, attractive benefits plan including medical/dental/vision coverage, generous vacation time, and tuition reimbursement.




Interested candidates may submit a cover letter along with CV to:

Kevin Whelihan, Research Administrator;
MRRI, MossRehab @ Elkins Park
50 Township Line Road
Elkins Park, PA 19027 or [email protected] 


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

We also welcome informal approaches by email or phone that begin a conversation that may eventually lead to an application; such inquiries can be directed to Ruth Fink [email protected] , 215-663-6561. Additional information about the MossRehab Aphasia Center can be found at




Three year NIH-funded fellowships are available at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI), in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania (Penn), for research training in cognitive and motor neuroscience and neurorehabilitation.


Available mentors conduct patient-oriented research using approaches that utilize behavioral, computational, imaging, electrophysiologic, and electrical and pharmacologic neuromodulation methods. We welcome applications from individuals with a doctorate in psychology, cognitive science, communication science, kinesiology, movement science, or human neuroscience, who wish to learn to apply basic science principles to the study and treatment of behavioral and brain deficits in adult neurological patients. We also welcome applications from individuals with clinical rehabilitation backgrounds seeking to increase their depth in the basic science underpinnings of assessment and treatment. Applicants must have a track record in research and an interest in developing an independent research career.


Applicants must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. Both MRRI and Penn are Equal Opportunity Employers and welcome and encourages all qualified candidates to apply including, but not limited to, minorities and individuals with disabilities. A complete list of available mentors and instructions for application are available at


Applications should be submitted to Kevin Whelihan, Research Administrator, ( [email protected] ) and must include:

- a current CV
- a cover letter describing research interests and career goals. Given the translational focus of the training program, applicants should indicate a preferred primary mentor and, if possible, one or more secondary mentors who appear to offer the best fit in balancing basic and applied aspects of the candidate's interests.
- 2-3 letters of reference


Postdoctoral position, Center for Language Science, The Pennsylvania State University 

The Center for Language Science (CLS) at The Pennsylvania State University ( invites applications for 1-2 postdoctoral positions. The CLS is home to a cross-disciplinary research program that includes the NSF training program, Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE): Bilingualism, mind, and brain: An interdisciplinary program in cognitive psychology, linguistics, and cognitive neuroscience. The program provides training in research on bilingualism that includes an international perspective and that exploits opportunities for collaborative research conducted with one of our international partner sites in the UK (Bangor, Wales), Germany (Braunschweig), Spain (Granada and Tarragona), The Netherlands (Nijmegen), Sweden (Lund), and China (Hong Kong and Beijing) and in conjunction with our two domestic partner sites at Haskins Labs and the VL2 Science of Learning Center at Gallaudet University. We welcome applications from candidates with preparation in any of the disciplines that contribute to our program.

The successful candidate will benefit from a highly interactive group of faculty whose interests include bilingual language processing, language acquisition in children and adults, language contact, and aging, among other topics. Applicants with interests in these topics and with an interest in extending their expertise within experimental psycholinguistics and cognitive neuroscience are particularly welcome to apply. There is no expectation that applicants will have had prior experience in research on bilingualism but we expect candidates to make a commitment to gain expertise in research on bilingualism using a variety of behavioral and/or neuroscience methods, including fMRI and ERPs.

There is also a possibility of teaching one course during the academic year in the Program in Linguistics. Questions about faculty research interests may be directed to relevant core training faculty: Psychology: Michele Diaz, Ping Li, Janet van Hell, and Dan Weiss; Spanish: Rena Torres Cacoullos, Matt Carlson, Giuli Dussias, John Lipski, Marianna Nadeu, and Karen Miller; Communication Sciences and Disorders: Carol Miller and Chaleece Sandberg; German: Carrie Jackson, Mike Putnam, and Richard Page; French: Marc Authier and Lisa Reed. Administrative questions can be directed to the chair of the search committee, Michele Diaz: [email protected]. More information about the Center for Language Science (CLS), about the PIRE program, and faculty research programs can be found at or

The appointment will be for one year, with a start date as soon as June 1, 2016 and no later than August 1, 2016. Salary follows NSF/NIH guidelines. The PIRE funding requires that we restrict the search to US citizens only. Applicants should upload a CV, several reprints or preprints, and a statement of research interests.

This statement should indicate two or more core faculty members as likely primary and secondary mentors and should describe the candidate`s goals for research and training during a postdoctoral position, including previous experience and directions in which the candidate would like to develop his/her expertise in the language science of bilingualism. Candidates interested in gaining teaching experience should include information on teaching experience and preparation.


Additionally, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent separately to Sharon Elder at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position(s) are filled. Candidates must have completed their Ph.D by the time of appointment. Apply online at   
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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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



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


The position involves working on an exciting multimodal imaging project that examines the neural dynamics of semantic processing in healthy individuals using fMRI MEG and ERPs. Close collaborators include Drs. Gina Kuperberg and Matti Hamalainen. A Ph.D. in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, or related fields is required. The successful candidate should have very strong technical and programming skills (familiarity with UNIX/LINUX operating systems, and statistical and analytic software MATLAB, SPSS, etc), and hands-on experience with collecting, analyzing and interpreting fMRI data. He/she should also be interested in learning how fMRI methods can be integrated with EEG and MEG methods. Experience in the research areas of language processing, semantic and episodic memory, executive function and/or the cognitive neuroscience of schizophrenia are desirable but not required. Candidates will have access to the state-of-the-art multimodal brain imaging facilities at the Martinos Center (see and will have an exciting opportunity for training in multiple neuroimaging techniques, as well as how to apply basic cognitive neuroscience methods to asking important questions in patient populations. For more 

 information about our lab see,


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


University of Connecticut


Postdoctoral Fellow


Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellow position in the Language and Brain Lab (Emily Myers, PI) at the University of Connecticut. This position is supported by an NIH grant on the cognitive neuroscience of speech processing.

The successful candidate will join a team of researchers investigating the neural bases of speech perception using data from fMRI, behavioral data from typical individuals, and data from individuals with acquired language disorders. This candidate will have the opportunity to work on several projects on this grant, and to collaborate with a team of researchers at the University of Connecticut and Brown University.


Minimum Qualifications

*            Ph.D. in Psychology, Speech, Language, and Hearing Science, Linguistics, Neuroscience or related field

*            Significant research in speech perception, cognitive neuroscience of language, or aphasiology

*            Excellent interpersonal skills

*            Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Preferred Qualifications

Any of the following:

*            Experience with fMRI, EEG, or TMS data collection and analysis

*            Experience with acoustic analysis of speech or eyetracking

*            Experience with experimental delivery software such as E-Prime or PsychoPy

*            Experience working with people with aphasia or other acquired language disorders

*            Coding skills in Matlab or R


Appointment Terms

The initial appointment will be one year, renewable after the first year, with preference given to a two-year commitment.


 The University of Connecticut has a large and vibrant community of researchers with expertise in speech, language, and hearing. The Language and Brain lab is situated immediately next door to the Brain Imaging Research Center, equipped with a 3T Siemens Prisma MRI as well as TMS and in-scanner EEG.


To Apply

Please submit a CV, a letter of intent, and names of three references. Please submit materials to theUniversity of Connecticut Careers Site and to Emily Myers ([email protected]). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and start date is negotiable between now and September 1, 2016. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2016484)


University of Connecticut


Research Assistant


Qualified individuals are invited to apply for a full-time Research Assistant 1 position in the Language and Brain Lab (Emily Myers, PI) at the University of Connecticut. This position is supported by an NIH grant on the cognitive neuroscience of speech processing. UConn has a large and vibrant community of researchers with expertise in speech, language, and hearing. The Language and Brain lab is situated immediately next door to the Brain Imaging Research Center, equipped with a 3T Siemens Prisma MRI as well as TMS and in-scanner EEG.

This individual will have the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of the research project, including collecting and analyzing data related to the cognitive neuroscience of speech perception. Responsibilities will include designing experiments and collecting data from typical individuals as well as individuals with language disorders, using standard behavioral methods, eyetracking, and fMRI. Further responsibilities include recruiting, scheduling and coordinating testing of individuals with aphasia, assisting with IRB compliance and lab and computer maintenance, coordinating undergraduate research assistant volunteers, and assisting with manuscript preparation.


Minimum Qualifications

1.           BA/BS or MA in Psychology, Speech, Language, and Hearing Science, Linguistics, Neuroscience or related field

2.           Experience conducting research with human participants

3.           Excellent interpersonal skills

4.           Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Preferred Qualifications

1.           Experience with fMRI, EEG, or TMS data collection and analysis

2.           Experience with acoustic analysis of speech or eyetracking

3.           Experience with experimental delivery software such as E-Prime or PsychoPy

4.           Experience working with people with aphasia or other acquired language disorders

5.           Coding skills in Matlab or R


Appointment Terms

The initial appointment will be one year, renewable after the first year, with preference given to a two-year commitment.


To Apply

Please upload a CV, a letter of intent, and names of three professional references to the University of Connecticut Careers site as well as to Emily Myers ([email protected]). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and start date is negotiable between now and September 1, 2016. Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search 2016483)



Conferences, Symposia and WorkshopsConferences



Insights from Deafness and Language

3rd & 4th June, 2016.

Organisers: Prof. Bencie Woll & Dr. Velia Cardin


General Description

During infancy, there are discrete periods during which the brain has an enhanced capacity for

reorganisation in response to environmental inputs: the 'sensitive' periods of brain plasticity.

Traditionally, it has been thought that reorganisation after a sensitive period is not possible.

However, recent research has shown that plasticity is a property of both the developing and

adult brain, and that functional recovery after the close of sensitive periods is possible.

Integrating animal and human models, and insights from the study of deafness and language, in

this workshop we will discuss mechanisms of brain plasticity throughout the lifespan, its impact

on perception and cognition, and the current and future applications for functional adaptation.

Amir Amedi, Torsten Baldeweg, Pascal Barone, Heidi Baseler, Marina Bedny, Ruth Campbell,

David Corina, Douglas Hartley, Andrej Kral, Stephen Lomber, Mairead MacSweeney, Rachel

Mayberry, Marcela Peña, Alvaro Pascual-Leone Jerker Rönnberg, Mary Rudner & Anu Sharma.

Venue: Wellcome Collection. 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, UK.


ICPEAL 2016 Conference

We are pleased to announce the 16th ICPEAL (The International Conference on the Processing East Asian Languages) will take place in Dec. 8-10, 2016 in South China Normal University, Guangzhou, China.


The conference which has been held every two or three years since 1978. It provides opportunities for researchers to disseminate new research findings, to exchange new ideas, to develop new paradigms, and, consequently, to advance the cognitive study of East Asian languages. The conference will have pre-conference workshop, keynote addresses, symposiums, and poster sessions.


Please visit the home page and check out the information that is already available there:



1. Character and word processing

2. Sentence and discourse processing

3. Concept / knowledge representation and storage

4. Speech perception, prosody and auditory processing

5. Language production

6. Language acquisition, development, and learning

7. Bilingualism

8. Language computational modeling

9. Language-related cognitive and emotional processing

10. Developmental and acquired language disorders


Keynote Speakers

Prof. Hsuan-Chih Chen (The Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Prof. Peter Hagoort (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Prof. Phillip Holcomb (San Diego State University and Tufts University)

Prof. Martin Pickering (The University of Edinburgh)


Important Dates and Deadlines

May 1, 2016 : Deadline for On-line Abstract Submission

May 10, 2016 : Advanced registration opens

June 10, 2016 : Notification of Abstract Acceptance

Sept. 10, 2016 : Deadline for advanced Registration


Please forward this message to colleagues who might be interested in participating.

We are looking forward to hosting you in Guangzhou at the 16th ICPEAL. 


Best regards

The 16th ICPEAL Organizing Committee


Sensorimotor Speech Processing Symposium, London, 16th August 2016


Speech communication relies on both sensory and motor systems.  Interactions between these systems during speech production and perception are under active investigation. The Sensorimotor Speech Processing Symposium is a forum for scientists interested in this topic to discuss and present their research.
You are warmly invited to attend this symposium and give a talk on your research related to sensorimotor speech processing. If you wish to give a talk you are requested to submit a brief abstract, which will be reviewed by the scientific programme committee. Abstracts from scientists at all levels of their career using a wide range of methods (behavioural, brain imaging and stimulation, computational modeling etc) are welcome.


The keynote talk will be given by Patti Adank, University College London.
Tuesday 16th of August 2016, a day before the Society for Neurobiology of Language conference:
Chandler House
2 Wakefield Street, London WC1N 1PF

Riikka Möttönen and Muriel Panouillères
Communication and Cognition Research Group
Department of Experimental Psychology
University of Oxford


Scientific Programme Committee:
Patti Adank, University College London
Daniel Lametti, University of Oxford
Riikka Möttönen, University of Oxford
Jeremy Skipper, University College London


Please send an email titled "REGISTRATION" to: [email protected]
There is no registration fee. Registration is now open and closes 1st of July 2016. Early registration is recommended as the places are limited.

Abstract submission:
If you wish to give a talk in the symposium, please send your abstract (200-300 words) to:[email protected]
Abstract submission is now open and closes 2nd of May 2016.The programme committee will select talks for the symposium based on the abstracts.
The programme for the symposium will be published by the 1st of June 2016.



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