Monday, May 19, 2008

Human language and brain plasticity at McGill

Maybe some of the researchers here are interested in this conference on language and brain plasticity:

International CRLMB symposium on human language and brain plasticity at McGill:
Mechanisms of Learning, Brain Plasticity and Critical Periods

The Centre for Research on Language, Mind & Brain (CRLMB) is pleased to invite you to join us for a two-day symposium on language, learning and brain plasticity, to be held on

20-21 June 2008 at McGill University (Moyse Hall) in Montreal

The symposium will examine recent advances in understanding mechanisms of language learning, and provide an overview of current developments in brain plasticity and critical periods. The goal of the symposium is to facilitate the interdisciplinary exchange of ideas among researchers whose complementary interests provide an important foundation for issues related to first and second
language learning and cognition development.

The meeting will feature presentations by eleven internationally renowned scientists whose work has contributed new and innovative perspectives on the neuro-cognitive basis of language learning and other cognitive processes. The topics to be addressed include: constraints on statistical language learning; the neurobiology of critical periods; and (psycho)linguistic perspectives on second language acquisition, among others.

Please help us to advertise this event by posting the enclosed Symposium poster
and give this email the widest possible distribution by forwarding it to your colleagues.

Karsten Steinhauer, PhD
(Organizing Committee & Chair in Neurocognition of Language at McGill)

1 comment:

Jerome said...

Amazing indeed! One should indeed tell him about the similarity to stuttering if he didn't notice this yet ...