Giulio Degano is Postdoctoral Researcher in the Brain and Language Lab, University of Geneva. His research interests include the perception of naturalistic stimuli such as speech and music, and multisensory integration. Narly Golestani is Associate Professor at the University of Geneva and the University of Vienna. Her research focuses on the neural bases of auditory and language processing, using a range of neuroimaging techniques to study questions on language learning, multilingualism and individual differences. [mehr]

Professor Nathaniel Daw | Thinking the right thoughts

Mind Meeting

Lucie Charles | Metacognitive bias in perception of voluntary action

MindBrainBody Lecture

Dr Stephan C. Meylan and Professor Roger Levy | The Nature and Origins of Grammatical Productivity

Leipzig Lectures on Language
Stephan Meylan is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Computational Psycholinguistics Lab in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at MIT and a Postdoctoral Associate in the Bergelson Lab in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. He studies the relationship of language processing and language development—with a focus on the emergence of combinatorial morphosyntax— using a combination of computational models, corpus studies, and in-lab experiments. Roger Levy is an Associate Professor in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research focuses on theoretical and applied questions in the processing and acquisition of natural language, employing computational modeling, psycholinguistic experimentation, and analysis of large naturalistic language datasets. [mehr]

Prof. Klaus P. Ebmeier | Age in neuroimaging cohort studies: nuisance or useful?

Interest in disorders of later life have grown in proportion with the increase of this population group in many societies. We are accustomed to see age as a confounder, so attempts to pinpoint group difference while adjusting for age effects often result in the removal of differences that may be crucial to understanding the aging process. In addition, age reflects between-subject variation (particularly in cross-sectional studies), as well as within-subject changes over time in repeat measures designs. Both are relevant clinically, as the importance of education or IQ for dementia diagnosis and the gradual development of vascular and cognitive risks in mid-life for accelerated ageing demonstrate. I will try to illustrate these issues with studies from UK Biobank and the EU Lifebrain Consortium, covering concepts such as brain-, cognitive age and -reserve, and the role of the natural history and life-time course of depression in its relation to biomarkers and putative aetiologies. [mehr]

Simon Kornblith | Understanding neural networks from a representational perspective: effects of width and depth


Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften

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Dr Rie Asano and Professor Cedric Boeckx | Syntax and Descent (with modification)

Leipzig Lectures on Language
Rie Asano is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of Musicology in Cologne, Germany. Her research focuses on syntax in language, music, and action, as well as the relationship between linguistic syntactic processing and musical rhythm, and computational evolutionary neuroscience. Cedric Boeckx is Professor at the Catalan Institute for Research & Advanced Studies, University of Barcelona. His current research focuses on the neurobiological foundations of the human language faculty, with special emphasis on evolutionary issues. Keywords: language evolution // emergence of language; speech processing; vocal learning [mehr]

Francesca Fardo, PhD | Illusions in the thermo-nociceptive system

MindBrainBody Lecture

Professor Molly Flaherty and Professor Susan Goldin-Meadow | The resilience of language

Leipzig Lectures on Language
Molly Flaherty is Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at Davidson College. In her research, she seeks to better understand the developing human mind by closely examining the structure of language. Her work explores the emergence of linguistic structure in one of the youngest languages known to science: Nicaraguan Sign Language (NSL). Susan Goldin-Meadow is Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Chicago. Her main research interests include language development and creation, and the role of gesture in communicating, thinking, and learning. [mehr]
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