Neurobiology of Language: Key Issues and Ways Forward

Rather than looking back, we would like to see from the contributions of the speakers what the challenges and the promises are for the neurobiology of language, a field that in its current form has a much shorter history than our institute. The research of the invited speakers has opened promising avenues, which we would like to hear more about from a forward-looking perspective.

Registration

Webinars are free to attend but registration with a professional email address is required (e.g. business, university, school, research institute email address; please email Carolin.Lorenz@mpi.nl if you wish to register but do not have a business address).

Please register here: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vD8wUo4lQXSpQzPR332BPg

Registration closes 18.00 CET Wednesday April 7, 2021.

Chair: Peter Hagoort

Thursday April 8, 2021

Time (Nijmegen/CET)

Time (New York/EST)

Speaker

Title talk

09.30-10.00

03.30-04.00

Peter Hagoort

Welcome

10.00-11.00

04.00-05.00

Matt Davis

University of Cambridge

Predicting and understanding speech

11.00-12.00

05.00-06.00

Ruth de Diego Balaguer

University of Barcelona

Mechanisms of Auditory-motor Integration in Language Learning

12.00-13.00

06.00-07.00

Lunch Break

13.00-14.00

07.00-08.00

Floris de Lange

Radboud University

Prediction in language comprehension

14.00-15.00

08.00-09.00

Gesa Hartwigsen

MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Flexible redistribution in the language network

15.00-15.30

09.00-09.30

Coffee/Tea

15.30-16.30

09.30-10.30

Ev Fedorenko

MIT

Efficient communication - not enabling complex thought – is the computational goal of the language system

16.30-17.30

10.30-11.30

Marina Bedny

John Hopkins University

Nature and nurture in neurocognitive development: Insights from studies with blind individuals

17.30-17.45

11.30-11.45

Wine

17.45-18.45

11.45-12.45

Tamara Swaab

University of Californa, Davis

What will the future bring? Flexibility of prediction during language processing

 

Friday April 9, 2021

Time (Nijmegen/CET)

Time (New York/EST)

Speaker

Title talk

09.30-10.30

03.30-04.30

Ina Bornkessel

University of South Australia

Neurobiology vs. electrophysiology of language: a contradiction

10.30-11.30

04.30-05.30

Andrea E. Martin

MPI for Psycholinguistics/ Radboud University

Language in the brain must stay faithful to formal and physiological principles

11.30-11.45

05.30-05.45

Coffee/Tea

11.45-12.45

05.45-06.45

Vitoria Piai

Radboud University

Drawing inferences about word production in context

12.45-13.45

06.45-07.45

Giosué Baggio

Norwegian University of Science and Technology

A parallel processing architecture for language in the brain

13.45-14.45

07.45-08.45

Lunch

14.45-15.45

08.45-09.45

Jonathan Brennan

University of Michigan

Building bridges between computation and implementation for natural language understanding

15.45-16.45

09.45-10.45

Ellen Lau

University of Maryland

More thought, less ‘words’: reframing the questions in neurobiology of syntax and semantics

16.45-17.00

10.45-11.00

Coffee/Tea

17.00-18.00

11.00-12.00

Roel Willems

Radboud University

The future will be relevant

18.00-18.30

12.00-12.30

Peter Hagoort

Final remarks

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