|Opening Night Reception
August 16th, 6:30 to 9:30 pm
Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec
Join us at the Opening Night Reception for an evening of music, fine art, and local cuisine in the Grand Hall of the new Pierre Lassonde pavilion of the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. Housed in the triple layered glass Lassonde Pavilion, the Grand Hall, with its 42 ft high ceiling sheltered under a dramatic large glass cantilever, is the perfect spot for an elegant evening of stimulating conversation. After a busy first day at the SNL meeting, join your colleagues and friends for an evening of networking against the backdrop of fine arts and Québec traditional music. There will also be a special event for graduate students and Postdocs.
The reception starts at 6:30. The show starts at 8:00. Don't miss it!
What to do in Québec City
There are so many choices, one can hardly decide. Walk around within the old city's fortification. Visit the Citadelle or the Dufferin Terrace and its fairytale castle, two attractions that never cease to amaze visitors and locals alike. Stretching from the foot of the Citadelle to Château Frontenac, Dufferin Terrace offers breathtaking views of Île d'Orléans, the St. Lawrence River and Québec City's Lower Town, making it a perfect spot for taking pictures.
August 16-18, 2018
Québec City, Canada
Distinguished Career Award Nominations Open
Board of Directors Nominations Open
Applications OpenApril 18th
Abstract Submissions Close
August 16th - 18th
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The Bilingual Brain - A lifelong perspective
August 15th, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Domaine Cataraqui, Québec City
This symposium reflects on language learning across the lifespan and how our experience with language and multiple language learning informs questions of brain plasticity and organization. Our keynote speakers - Richard Aslin, Albert Costa, Nina Kraus, Monika Molnar and Susanne Reiterer- explore the fundamental principles of developing language from a bilingual perspective and implications for brain organization across the life span. In addition to featuring several experts in the field of bilingualism and brain plasticity, the symposium will feature short oral presentations. If you would like to be considered as a presenter, please submit your abstract by April 18th. To register or submit an abstract, please click on the following link: http://www.cinq.ulaval.ca/Bilingual-Brain/
The Symposium is organized by the Center for Research on Brain, Language and Music (CRBLM) and by the Quebec Brain Imaging Consortium (CINQ).
Registration: Open Now
Deadline to Submit: April 18, 2018
|Job Postings and Announcements
University of Connecticut
Postdoctoral Research Associate
The Optimal Outcomes project at the University of Connecticut is recruiting applicants for a postdoctoral position. The successful applicant will play a key role on an NIH-funded research project (PIs: Inge-Marie Eigsti, Ph.D., and Deborah Fein, Ph.D.) investigating individuals who were diagnosed with autism at an early age but who no longer present with any symptoms. This group is described as having an optimal outcome (OO). We are investigating the functional neural bases of language and social reorganization, as well as adult functioning, in individuals with OO. We will identify early predictors and patterns of neuroplasticity that support reorganization, and compare OO to high-functioning autism in adulthood. Our approach combines neuroimaging and assessments of behavioral function. The successful candidate will join the intellectually rich Brain and Cognitive Science community at the University of Connecticut, and will have opportunities to collaborate with an outstanding group of scientists and clinicians and to build an independent research program.
Minimum qualifications include:
- PhD in a relevant field, such as Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, or Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences.
- A record of research productivity is required.
Preferred qualifications include:
- Strong expertise in autism, psychological assessment, or in human fMRI, as evidenced by Ph.D. thesis and/or publications
- Experience in psycholinguistics, cognitive psychology, and/or cognitive neuropsychology.
This will be a full-time, 12-month, annually renewable position. Salary will be commensurate with experience and consistent with NIH NRSA stipends. The start date is flexible. For additional information regarding benefits visit: http://hr.uconn.edu/benefits-summaries/ . For additional information about the University visit: http://www.uconn.edu/
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, a CV, up to three representative publications, and the contact information for three references to Professor Eigsti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top research universities. UConn's faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.
Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI)
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.
Bangor University's Psychology Department is currently accepting applications for a fully funded 3 year PhD studentship in neuroimaging and neurostimulation, supervised by Richard Binney PhD, and relating broadly to the fields of social and semantic cognition.
The deadline is March 16th 2018, although the appointment will remain open until filled by a suitable candidate. The studentship should commence prior to October 2018.
This studentship is primarily aimed at UK and EU students. However, those who are interested but from outside of the UK/EU should contact Richard Binney (R.Binney@bangor.ac.uk) discuss options.
Please forward this email and the following link to any outstanding students you believe would be interested in this opportunity.
The Gabrieli Lab at MIT and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research
The Gabrieli Lab at MIT and the McGovern Institute for Brain Research is hiring a Psychoeducational Evaluator to administer and score standardized cognitive and language assessments in children, adolescents, and adults; and train and supervise colleagues to administer and score selected tests. Responsibilities will include collaborating with clinical and basic science investigators to organize and implement research protocols; maintaining accurate paper and electronic records for subject evaluations; assisting with efforts to identify and recruit language- and reading-based learning impaired participants; and performing related duties as needed. The position offers an opportunity to assist with the collection of clinical and basic science data, including human neuroimaging (MRI, MEG, EEG, fNIRS) and behavior.
Job Requirements: a bachelor's degree (master's preferred) in psychology or other relevant area; and a minimum of two years' clinical work experience working with children, adolescents, and their parents (clinical experience must be clear from the job application and from recommenders); proficiency with standard computer software (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.) and comfort learning new computer applications and tasks; strong analytical and research skills; detail orientation; ability to work independently; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Application material should include a list of tests and associated level of expertise with them. This may be included as part of the cover letter or resume.
Aston University, Birmingham, UK
Postdoctoral Fellow Position
Research Fellow at Aston University, Birmingham, UK
Fixed Term (36 months)
£32,548 to £38,833 per annum
We are seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to interrogate how reading drives vocabulary acquisition using behavioural and neuroimaging methods.
The position will involve designing and conducting word learning experiments in which children (11-12 years) and adults learn to read new words embedded in meaningful story contexts. Knowledge of the newly learned words will be assessed using both behavioural and fMRI experiments. fMRI data will be analysed using univariate and multivariate methods, specifically representational similarity analysis. The fellow will take the lead on the dissemination of findings to academics, teachers, and policymakers, through publications, conference presentations, and workshops.
You should have (or be close to submitting) a PhD in cognitive neuroscience (or closely related discipline) with experience of designing, conducting and analysing neuroimaging experiments, and a good knowledge of programming and statistics. You should also have an interest in reading and language development.
Informal enquiries should be made initially to Dr Jo Taylor
And the application and further details can be found here:
Conferences, Programs, and Calls
Fifth Summer Neurolinguistics School - Brainwaves of Language: Neural Oscillations and Language Processing.
May 21 - 23, 2018
We are happy to announce the Fifth Summer Neurolinguistics School, to take place on May 21-23, 2018, in Moscow, Russia.
This year, the topic is Brainwaves of Language: Neural Oscillations and Language Processing. We will cover neurolinguistic methods based on the electrical activity of the brain (electroencephalography, event-related potentials, magnetoencephalography, intracranial electroencephalography) and their use to study language processing. Our confirmed speakers include Roelien Bastiaanse (University of Groningen), Vitória Piai (Donders Centre for Cognition and Radboud University Medical Centre), Tommaso Fedele (University of Zurich), Matteo Feurra (National Research University Higher School of Economics), Nikolay Novitskiy (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), Anna Chrabaszcz (University of Pittsburgh), and Tatiana Stroganova and Olga Sysoeva (Moscow State University of Psychology and Education). The school will also feature a poster session, welcoming submissions from all fields of neurolinguistics or electrophysiological methods in neuroscience.
Poster submission deadline: April 23
Registration deadline: May 5
Workshop on Predictive Processing (WoPP)
June 20 - 22, 2018
We are happy to announce the new discussion arena fully centered on predictive processing. The Workshop on Predictive Processing (WoPP) will take place in San Sebastian (Spain) on June 20-22, 2018.
The goal of the workshop is to address the role of predictive processing in cognition. Some of the crucial issues in this timely research topic are the extent to which prediction is a fundamental mechanism of brain function, the role of prediction in learning, and, how predictive processing is expressed across distinct cognitive domains. This workshop will gather experts from different fields in cognitive neuroscience including sensory processing, attention and memory, to work alongside the community of language processing, with the aim of furthering our understanding of the role of predictive processing in cognition.
We invite submissions from researchers genuinely interested in discussing their data within the framework of the prediction view on neurocognition and brain functioning.
The conference will include keynote speakers, regular talks, symposiums and poster sessions.
Keynote speakers will be the main sources of discussion:
Sophie Scott, University College London
Moshe Bar, Bar-Ilan University
Pascal Fries, Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI)
Each keynote will be followed by a symposium on a related topic. Each symposium will be co-organized by two experts in the field, and will last 2 hours.
Symposium organizers are Gina Kuperberg, Matt Davis, Craig Richter, Julien Vezoli, Lucia Amoruso and Ruth De Diego Balaguer.
For further information please visit: http://www.bcbl.eu/events/prediction-2018/en/
We look forward to seeing you at the conference.
The Organizing Committee
Manuel Carreiras, Clara Martin, Nicola Molinaro & David Soto
Summer School "Limits of Variability in Language" Potsdam, Germany
June 18 - 22, 2018
The summer school will bring together leading international experts from different subfields of linguistics, covering the span from modern sociolinguistics, via dialect research, to grammar theory and the formal study of African languages. The school's central topic is the empirical study and theoretical modelling of variability and its constraints at various levels of language. The more practical objective of the school is to bring together graduates with different empirical, methodological, and theoretical backgrounds, and to create a platform for mutual exchange and joint learning.
Courses on Formal approaches to social meaning, variation and identity construction (Heather Burnett, Paris), Linguistic variation and change in social context (Sali Tagliamonte, Toronto), Morphophonemic and morphosyntactic variation in Bantu (Larry Hyman, Berkeley & Jenneke van der Wal, Leiden), and Discovering parameters: from micro- to macro-variation (Marjo van Koppen, Utrecht & Jeroen van Craenenbroeck, Leuven) are complemented by lectures of Sjef Barbiers (Leiden), who is a Mercator Fellow in the SFB.
Deadline for a binding registration is May 15. Late applicants might be considered. Please send an E-Mail with the header "Summer School" stating your name and affiliation to SFB1287@uni-potsdam.de
. Please state the morning session (A or B) that you want to attend. Due to limited space the applications will be dealt with on a first-come-first-serve basis. The participation fee is 20 €.
The summer school is organized by the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre SFB 1287 "Limits of Variability in Language: Cognitive, Grammatical, and Social Aspects". For further information please feel free to contact SFB1287@uni-potsdam.de
Academy of Aphasia 56th Annual Meeting
October 21 - 23, 2018
The 56th Annual Meeting of the Academy
will be held
Hotel Place D'Armes in Montreal, Canada.The Academy
of Aphasia welcomes submissions
oforiginal experimental, clinical,theoretical,
and historical research from any field
that contributes to
of aphasia, including Speech-LanguagePathology,Psychology, Neurology,Neuroscience,Linguistics,History,
and Computational Modeling.
Presentation types.The annual meeting includes both platform and poster sessions.
Platform sessions include:
- Scientific papers-consisting of original research that has not yet been published.
- Symposia-consisting of a number of papers focusing on a common theme from researchers representing different laboratories. These papers may report on previously published research.
- Mini-Workshops--methodologically oriented sessions consisting of a number of papers reporting a unique approach to a timely topic.The authors of these papers may be from a single research group.
Poster sessions include:
- Scientific papers that can be presented primarily in a visual format.
The Academy considers poster sessions to be as scientifically meritorious as platform sessions.Poster sessions will not conflict with platform sessions.
Guidelines for abstract content.
The submitted abstract should provide a concise statement of the problem or hypothesis, procedures and analyses conducted, results obtained, and final conclusion(s) rawn. Abstracts may include a maximum of 500 words (excluding references), as well as one camera-ready figure/table (in JPEG only). American Psychological Association (APA) format should be used for references. Submissions that do not meet these guidelines will not be
Symposia and Mini-Workshops.
In the case of symposia and mini-workshops,the organizer should submit an abstract summarizing the topic, including the names and affiliations of all the participants, and the titles of the other abstracts. In addition, an abstract should be submitted for each of the individual presentations.To help in the planning of the program, it is recommended that organizers of symposia and mini-workshops contact the chair of the Program Committee bye-mail (email@example.com)about their plans to get feedback.
Authorship of submissions.
More than one abstract maybe submitted by an individual, but an individual can be listed as first author on only one submission. Both members and non-members of the Academy are encouraged to submit proposals for scientific papers, symposia and mini-workshops.
Student papers must be co-authored by a member of the Academy. All submissions will be given equal consideration on the basis of their scientific merit and fitness for the Academy.
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.
Selection criteria for the meeting program.
The Program Committee will review the abstracts anonymously. Selection of papers will be based on scientific merit,innovation, appropriateness for the Academy of Aphasia, on the representation of topics in the program. You will be notified by email of the decision by the Program Committee by June 30, 2018.
A short version of the program (without abstracts) will be distributed at the conference with other registration materials. Accepted abstracts will be published online in Frontier-Psychology in Language Science. Abstracts will be available in early fall for download from Frontiers.
Brenda Rapp (Chair)
Yasmeen Faroqi Shah
International Workshop on Neural Mechanisms Underlying Improved Speech Perception
September 24 - 25, 2018
Michael Beauchamp (Baylor College of Medicine, USA)
Adeen Flinker (NYU School of Medicine, USA)
Usha Goswami (University of Cambridge, UK)
Joachim Gross (University of Münster, Germany)
Christoph Kayser (University of Bielefeld, Germany)
Sonja Kotz (Maastricht University, Netherlands)
Katharina von Kriegstein (TU Dresden and Max Planck Institute Leipzig, Germany)
Chris Petkov (Newcastle University, UK)
Ediz Sohoglu (University of Cambridge, UK)
Abstract deadline for poster presentations is May 31st 2018. Please send your abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org. The workshop fee is 100 Euro and includes all meals (see preliminary program). Travel and hotel costs are not covered by the fee. Acceptance notifications will be sent out in June (~ 20 posters in total). Shortly after the notifications, travel information will be send out and information on special hotel room rates.
I look forward to an exciting workshop!
WoRLD: Workshop on Reading, Language and Deafness
October 18 - 20, 2018
The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (www.bcbl.eu
) is pleased to announce WoRLD: Workshop on Reading, Language and Deafness to be held in San Sebastián, Spain, from Thursday, October 18th to Saturday, October 20th 2018. Abstract submission is now open until 15th May, 2018. And registration will be availabe from 5th of March onwards.
This workshop aims to bring together experts and researchers on the neurocognition of language in deaf individuals and to facilitate the transfer of knowledge between scientists and stakeholders. The topics of the workshop include language processing and development in the context of deafness, and will cover sign language and spoken language in oral and written form.
The workshop program will include invited speakers, regular talks, panel discussions, and poster sessions. The workshop language is English; International Sign interpretation will be provided if required. Keynote speakers David Corina
- University of California, Davis, USA. Karen Emmorey
- University of California, San Diego, USA. Mairéad MacSweeney
- University College London, United KingdomAnu Sharma
- University of Colorado Boulder, USA. Bencie Woll
- University College London, United Kingdom. Christine Yoshinago-Itano
- University of Colorado Boulder, USA.
For further information please visit http://www.bcbl.eu/events/world2018.
The scientific part of the workshop (18th-19th October) will be followed by a one-day event on Saturday, 20th October to provide a meeting space for researchers and stakeholders, including deaf individuals, educators, practitioners, and parents. For more information about this event please visit http://www.bcbl.eu/events/worldpractice2018
We look forward to seeing you at the conference.
The Organizing Committee
Manuel Carreiras, Brendan Costello & Marcel Giezen
Summer School in Statistical Methods for Linguistics and Psychology (SMLP)
September 10 - 14, 2018
Applications are now open for the annual statistical methods summer school to be held at the University of Potsdam, Germany. The summer school will be held after AMLaP 2018 (which is happening in Berlin). For details, see https://vasishth.github.io/SMLP2018/
IMPRS for Language Sciences Conference
June 5 - 7, 2018
We are proud to announce the upcoming IMPRS for Language Sciences conference on
Interdisciplinary Approaches in the Language Sciences held at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Netherlands from June 5 - 7, 2018.
This 3-day conference brings together experts from multiple scientific disciplines,
including genetics, psychology, linguistics and computer science, to further our understanding of
how language operates and develops. On the last day of the conference, we will host small workshops with the plenary speakers aiming to interactively advance interdisciplinary discussion of big questions in the language sciences.
We encourage abstract submissions for poster presentations on any topic related to the language sciences. Abstracts should not exceed 300 words in length and should highlight the interdisciplinary nature of the research.
Check out our website for more information: imprsconference.mpi.nl
Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.
Day 1 - Language evolution
Terrence Deacon (University of California Berkeley)
Chiara Barbieri (MPI for the Science of Human History)
Bart de Boer (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
Enoch Aboh (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
Day 2 - Language and the brain
Melissa Duff (Vanderbilt University)
Sophie Scott (University College London)
Jeffrey Binder (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Jean-Remi King (New York University)
Abstract submission: open now until February 28th
Registration: opens March 1st
Society for the Neurobiology of Language