Friday, October 28, 2011
The invited speakers will be:
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
If you would like a free copy of this CD, please e-mail email@example.com with your full postal address details. The abstracts of the posters presented at this year’s event can be downloaded as a PDF via the link below.
Magstim TMS Summer School 2011 CD magstim.com
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
http://www.huck.psu.edu/education/neuroscience) towards developing fMRI expertise among students and faculty and creating potential collaborative projects. The successful candidate will benefit from a
highly interactive group of faculty whose interests include bilingual language processing, second language acquisition in children and adults, and language contact. 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 previous fMRI expertise is critical.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Details about the corpus, including how to get both transcriptions and recordings, are at: http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/research/sbcorpus.html.
Monday, October 17, 2011
The Visual Language Summit gathers specialists in Attention, Language, Memory, and Education to address pertinent issues regarding the cognitive and linguistic development and achievement of deaf and hard of hearing individuals. Together with Deaf community stakeholders, the Visual Language Summit provides an intimate forum highlighting promising developments in research and practices aimed at fostering intellectual exchanges and collaborations. The Summit will pave the way for transformative approaches to education and neuroscience.
For a the program and registration (free !) please visit.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
CFP: Special Session - Sociolinguistics and multilingualism @ 19th International Congress of Linguists, Geneva, Switzerland
Monday, October 10, 2011
Methods for Studying Human Cerebellar Structure and Function is a 2-day workshop for investigators with an interest in applying modern anatomical and physiological methods to the study of human cerebellar function. It will be held at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and is a satellite event of the 2011 Society for Neuroscience Meeting in Washington, DC.
While it has long been known that the cerebellum is involved in a broad range of sensorimotor and cognitive processes, it is only recently that technical advances in neuroimaging and neurophysiological methods have allowed investigation of these phenomena in humans. This workshop will serve to bring together basic and clinical neuroscientists interested in human cerebellar structure/function relationships to share their experience relevant to the technical aspects of cerebellar investigation.
Presentations will cover the principal methods currently in use to study human cerebellar function, including: (1) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of cerebellar structure, (2) transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct cortical stimulation as modulators of cerebellar function, (3) functional MRI connectivity studies of cortico-cerebellar loop organization, (4) task-related functional MRI studies of cerebellar function, (5) MRI meta-analysis approaches to cerebellar function, and (6) focal and neurodegenerative lesion analysis of cerebellar function.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Learn more about the book or request an examination copy at www.wiley.com/go/linguistics<http://www.wiley.com/go/linguistics>.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
February 10-11, 2012, Münster (Germany)
Despite repeated calls for in-depth research the acquisition of sociolinguistic variation remains to be an underinvestigated topic both in sociolinguistics and in language acquisition research. Yet several reasons can be given why children, adolescents and L2-learners are a worthwhile topic of investigation: first, the ability to perceive and employ variation in speech is an integral part of people’s linguistic competence, and the field of language acquisition cannot afford to study the acquisition process in a sociolinguistic vacuum. In addition, the process of language transmission has been quoted for more than a century as a potential cause of language change. For instance, processes of dialect levelling, loss and koinèisation are believed to take place primarily in children and adolescents, whereas second language acquisition is believed to underlie change through language contact. Finally, as do acquisition processes in general, the acquisition of sociolinguistic variation might cast over issues relating to the relationship between language and mind, including the language learning process and the nature of grammatical knowledge.
The present workshop addresses sociolinguistic variation both in first and second/foreign languages. We hope to bring together scholars working on the acquisition of variation in different languages, in order to engage in cross-linguistic comparison and set a research agenda for the near future.
Papers dealing with, but not restricted to, the following topics are sought:
· the development of sociolinguistic monitoring and/or the awareness of language variation, including attitudes towards variation and/or different varieties
· acquisition and processes of language change (both ‘system-internal’ change and change through contact, including dialect levelling, koinèisation, and creolization)
· sociolinguistic variation and grammatical models (rule-based, item-based,...; including models of language learning)
· style shifting and accommodation in children, adolescents and adult language learners
· the socio-pragmatic circumstances in which variation is acquired, including the effect of the linguistic repertoire within a speech community (diglossia vs. diaglossia), the role of caregivers vis-à-vis the peer group,...
· detecting speech disorders in children acquiring non-standard varieties
To participate, send your one-page abstract to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com, to arrive no later than October 15, 2011. Notification of acceptance will be sent out before October 31.
The 5th International Conference on Language, Culture and Mind (LCM V) will be held on 27-29 June 2012 at the Catholic University of Portugal in Lisbon. It will be preceded by a Young Researchers Workshop on 26 June 2012 (same venue), in which young researchers will present their ongoing dissertation projects and current work.
The goals of LCM conferences are to contribute to situating the study of language in a contemporary interdisciplinary dialogue (involving philosophy, linguistics, psychology, anthropology, semiotics and other related fields), and to promote a better integration of cognitive and cultural perspectives in empirical and theoretical studies of language. http://www.salc-sssk.org/lcm/
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Workshop on "The timing of grammar: experimental and theoretical considerations" @ Univ. of Potsdam, Germany
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 November 2011
UCSF is a world-class research institution with a wide array of scanner facilities that includes MRI (both 3T and 7T systems) as well as a 275-channel whole-head MEG/EEG scanner. There is also a large and rapidly expanding program of research using high-density invasive electrocorticography (ECoG) recordings from neurosurgical patients.
Two postdoctoral positions are open in the labs of Professors Edward Chang and John Houde. Professor Chang’s lab focuses on the basic neural representations of acoustic, phonetic, and lexical information in human cortex. Professor Houde’s lab investigates the neural basis of speech motor control. The research focus of the lab is investigating the neural basis of feedback processing in speech production, but other ongoing projects in the lab include studies of sequential speech production, spasmodic dysphonia and stuttering. Major experimental methods include invasive electrocorticography (ECoG), MEG source analysis, time-frequency analysis and simultaneous EEG-fMRI.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Awhile back there was a lot of attention paid to study published in Science showing that "hand washing" removed "buyer's remorse." Now, a study has shown that Christian subjects who had just copied a passage from either the Qur'an or Richard Dawkins (but not a neutral text), given a blind taste test, find the drink more "disgusting".... that is, unless they have the chance to clean their hands.
Check out Brad Buchsbaum's Blog - "TMS calls the bluff of fMRI, it holds fMRI to account, it cuts right through fMRI's bull. And TMS has nothing but contempt for Coldplay."
Very cool write-up at the BCI Research Blog: Using EEG and machine learning to automatically tag emotionally valenced faces.
How to capture the mood of the world (on Twitter) at hour-increment precision.
A piece written in the New York Times entitled "You Love Your iPhone. Literally" has been put through the wringer of scientific bloggers, here and here for example.
Samuel L Ipsum will generate dummy placeholder text for your website.
Shout out to Hannah at Replicated Typo for find a free online course on Machine Learning taught by Stanford professor Andrew Ng.
Based on feedback from previous events, we are rebranding and reformatting the TMS Summer School to be wider in its remit to encompass more than just TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) as well as now offering hands-on workshops with a variety of Neuromodulation research equipment that is used in the majority of neuroscience research.
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Abstracts are solicited for papers and posters presenting theoretical, experimental, and/or computational research on any aspect of human sentence processing. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously, and will be considered both for the general conference sessions and for a special session under the theme; Grammars and Parsers.