19.2274, Confs: Neurolinguistics/UK

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Subject: 19.2274, Confs: Neurolinguistics/UK

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Date: 17-Jul-2008
From: Wolfram Hinzen < wolfram.hinzen at dur.ac.uk >
Subject: From Neuron to Language


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Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 09:56:08
From: Wolfram Hinzen [wolfram.hinzen at dur.ac.uk]
Subject: From Neuron to Language
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>From Neuron to Language 

Date: 03-Oct-2008 - 04-Oct-2008 
Location: Durham, United Kingdom 
Contact: Wolfram Hinzen 
Contact Email: wolfram.hinzen at dur.ac.uk 
Meeting URL: http:// 

Linguistic Field(s): Neurolinguistics 

Meeting Description: 

This is an interdisciplinary symposium that surveys states of the art in the
current cognitive neuroscience of language from different perspectives,
centrally reflecting on methodologies and meta-theoretical issues. 

>From Neuron to Language
States of the Art in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language

Interdisciplinary symposium under the auspices of the Institute of Advanced
Studies and the Wolfson Institute

Professor Wolfram Hinzen, Department of Philosophy
Professor Charlie Heywood, Department of Psychology
Professor David Milner, Department of Psychology
Professor Roy Quinlan, Department of Biological Sciences

Friday, 3 October 2008
Pemberton Building Room 21, Palace Green, Durham

Professor Ash Amin, Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies

I. Linguistics and Brain Science

Professor Wolfram Hinzen
Department of Philosophy, Durham University
700 years of Universal Grammar: What Do We Know?

Professor David Poeppel
Department of Linguistics, University of Maryland
Explanatory Progress in Relating Language to the Brain

Professor Harald Clahsen
Department of Language & Linguistics, University of Essex
Morphologically Complex Words in the Mind/Brain: A Linguist's Perspective

Tea and coffee

II. The Form and the Meaning of Language

Professor Lorraine Tyler
The Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain, Cambridge University
Conceptual Structure

Professor Angela Friederici
Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, MPI Leipzig
Syntax in the Brain


Dinner in the Marriott Royal County Hotel

Saturday, 4 October 2008
Senate Suite, Durham Castle


III. Origins of the Human Mind

Professor Gary F. Marcus
Department of Psychology, New York University
Language as Kluge

IV. Neurogenetics, Development, and the Anatomy of Speech and Language

Professor Faraneh Varga-Khadem
Cognitive Neuroscience Unit, University College London
Speech, Language, and Mental Time-Travel

Professor Richard Wise
Division of Neurosciences and Mental Health, Imperial College London
The Anatomy of Language Comprehension and Production

Coffee and Tea

Panel Discussion: 
Chair: Professor Colin Blakemore (to be confirmed)
All speakers, plus invited discussants (Professor Doug Saddy, Centre for
Integrative Neurosciences and Neurodynamics, Reading)

Practical Information:

Registration and contact: As places for this event are limited, please write to
Professor Charlie Heywood, at c.a.heywood at durham.ac.uk, by 5th September 2008,
if you want to receive an invitation. For all other inquiries please write to
Professor Wolfram Hinzen, at wolfram.hinzen at dur.ac.uk.

Conference website (under construction):

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