The joint contribution of iconic gestures and visible speech to degraded speech comprehension.
Linda Drijvers and Asli Ozyurek have shown that when perceiving degraded speech in a visual context, listeners benefit more from having both iconic co-speech gestures and visible speech present as visual articulators compared with 1.
Deaf children prefer to use signs that look like the action they refer to
In many sign languages objects have two possible signs. One represents the action associated with the object and the other resembles its physical shape. Researchers from Radboud University and Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics have shown that these different resemblances matter for deaf children learning a sign language.
Nick Ramsey on Dutch national television!
Our member Prof. Ramsey appeared on the talkshow RTL Late NIght
The 4-year PhD position focuses on language function in stroke and small vessel disease. The candidate will carry out research as a member of the PI group of the Donders Centre for Cognition and Radboud University Medical Centre under Dr Vitória Piai’s supervision. More information.
New blog on Faces of Science
Our PhD Linda Drijvers posted a new blog on the website of Faces of Science
Our Annual Report 2015 is now available as download.
Harold Bekkering elected member of Dutch Royal Academy of Arts & Sciences (KNAW)
Harold Bekkering, PI of the Language in Interaction consortium and Professor of Cognitive Psychology at Radboud University has been elected to the Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences.
VIDI subsidy for Andre Marquand
Our member Andre Marquand received a Vidi-subsidy within the "Vernieuwingsimpuls" of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).
New app: YVO
Learning how to build sentences with words. That is the purpose of the new language app Yvo, which is also good for old fashioned game entertainment. Yvo is similar to Scrabble or Wordfeud, but this time the players have words at their disposal which they must place on a joint digital game board in order to compose sentences.
PhD Merel Burgering has been introduced as new Face of Science. FoS is an initiative from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the The Young Academy (DJA) providing a platform to a selection of PhDs in the Netherlands on which they will provide insights into their lives as young researcher and their scientific work by means of films, blogs, articles, and more.
In the special "TaalTalent" Kennislinkfollowsthree PhD candidatesfrom our consortium.All of them studylanguagein the brain, but from totallydifferent angles.
Linda Drijvers is new Face of Science
PhD Linda Drijvers has been introduced as new Face of Science. FoS is an initiative from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and the The Young Academy (DJA) providing a platform to a selection of PhDs in the Netherlands on which they will provide insights into their lives as young researcher and their scientific work by means of films, blogs, articles, and more.
Professors Han Brunner (member Language in Interaction) and Joris Veltman have won the King Faisal Prize in the category of Medicine, referred to by some as the ‘Arab Nobel Prize’. The researchers, who play a leading role in clinical genetics, will travel to Saudi Arabia to receive the prize from the king in March.
New Faces of Science
Our PhDs Linda Drijvers and Merel Burgering have been selected as new Faces of Science in 2016! They will provideinsights intotheirlives as young researcher and their scientific work by means offilms, blogs, articles, andmore.
"We are all becoming a homo universalis" Google creates space in our brain for creativity
Nijmegen Lectures 2016
The Nijmegen Lectures 2016 will take place on January 20th, 21st and 22nd, 2016. Title: (Un)conventional wisdom: Three neurobiological provocations about brain and language. Lecturer David Poeppel
The 2015 edition will be held at the University of Amsterdam on 16-18 December.
Holst Memorial Lecture Award for Bas Bloem
Bas Bloem, professor of Neurology and member of Language in Interaction, has received this year's prestigious Holst Memorial Lecture Award. He received the award in recognition of his research and efforts on innovating patient health care.
New Kennislink Article!
Interviewwith MinisterJetBussemakerfor our themepage "Over Taal Gesproken".
Ole Jensen has been awarded a grant by the James S. McDonnell Foundation. Jensen, who is Professor at Radboud University, is one of five world-leading experts who receive the award jointly to foster their collaboration.
Alzheimer-disposition compromises the brain’s ‘GPS’ in young adults
An international research team led by Christian Doeller shows that a genetically increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease affects a brain region known as ‘the brain’s GPS’ in healthy young adults.
New Kennislink Article
Pointingis a universalhumanmechanism.For years,the pressingfingerhada negative imagebecause people would mostly use pointing from a self centered perspective.NeuroscientistDavidPeeters,however, did a surprisingdiscovery:the poiting gestureappears to have aclearsocialintent.
Different memory resolutions map onto different brain locations
With Christian Doeller as one of the leaders of the study, neuroscientists from Radboud University’s Donders Institute have shown that memories of the same events co-exist at different resolutions in the brain. Coarse and fine memory scales are distributed across different parts of the hippocampus, a brain area that plays an important part in memory.
New wing of Max Planck Institute opened by Princess Laurentien
The new wing of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics enables the institute to house all the main disciplines of the language sciences under the same roof. The wing endorses the unique multidisciplinary position held by this institute in the area of language research.
Mirjam Ernestus elected to the KNAW Royal Academy of Arts & Sciences
Mirjam Ernestus, PI of the Language in Interaction consortium and Professor of Psycholinguistics at Radboud University has been elected to the Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences. Academy members are prominent researchers in their field, nominated by peers from within and outside the Academy.
Anne Cutler elected Fellow of the Royal Society
Anne Cutler, main applicant of Language in Interaction and emeritus director of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society. The Royal Society is made up of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists from the UK and the Commonwealth.
VICIs for two PIs in the Language in Interaction consortium.
Both Roshan Cools and Asli Özyürek acquired a NWO VICI grant of 1.5 million Euro each.
How fast can YOU speak?
Some peopletalk a lotfaster than others.We all havefriends, neighbors,colleaguestalkingso fastthat we canhardlyfollow,and others thatsometimes talkpainfully slow.Althoughthe differences inspeaking rateare obvious andvery importantin everyday life, we do not quite understand their causes.
This annual award from the wetenschapsknooppunt at Radboud University encourages collaboration between scientists and primary schools to provoke pupils' curiosity for science. The collaboration will yield teaching materials for primary schools based on Toni's' research on understanding,
Nijmegen approach for Parkinson conquers America
Radboudumc (Prof dr. Bas Bloem) and Kaiser Permanente, one of America's leading health care providers and non-profit health insurance companies, work together to provide parkinsonian patients with the highest quality care.
New Kennislink Article! (Dutch)
Understanding each other is more than choosing the right words and gestures. Your brain is always trying to estimate whether your interlocutor understands you, and your response is unconsciously adjusted.
Antje Meyer, PI in WP5, has been appointed as a member of the Academy of Europe.
Proud Sponsor of SNL 2014
Language in Interaction will be present as main sponsor at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neurobiology of Language 2014.
New article on Kennislink!
Babies are born with the ability to learn all the languages in the world, because they are still able to hear the difference between all possible tones. However, the sooner a baby zooms in on his mother tongue, the greater his vocabulary will be later in life.
Themepage Kennislink online
In collaboration with Kennislink.nl, the largest popular science website in the Dutch language area, we launched our themepage "Talking about Language" (in Dutch).
Prof. Buitelaar on Dutch news
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