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8.40 Welcome, coffee

9.00 Introduction by Clyde Francks (MPI Nijmegen)

9.10 Session1: Laterality in the organization of brain and mind

9.10 Dorothy Bishop (Oxford) 'Individual variation in language laterality: Finding a meaningful phenotype'

9:40 Manuel Carreiras (San Sebastian) ‘Brain Laterality and Bilingualism’

10:10 Nathalie Tzourio-Mazoyer (Bordeaux) ‘Anatomical and functional lateralization: any relationship?’

10:40 Break          

10:55-12:25 Session 2: Developmental and evolutionary origins of brain laterality

10.55 Myriam Roussigné (Toulouse) ‘The zebrafish epithalamus, a  model to understand the genetic mechanisms underlying the development of brain asymmetry.

11.25 Guy Vingerhoets (Ghent) & Merel Postema (Nijmegen)’Brain asymmetries in situs inversus totalis

11.55 Carolien de Kovel (Nijmegen) ’Left-right asymmetry of gene expression profiles in the developing central nervous system

12.25 Lunch

13:10 Session 3: Insights from atypical brain laterality

13.10 Bernard Mazoyer (Bordeaux) & Amaia Carrión Castillo (Nijmegen) ’Atypical lateralization for sentence production, reading, and listening: detection with multivariate clustering and search for associated rare genetic variants using whole genome sequencing’

13.40 Lise van der Haegen (Ghent Belgium) ‘The organization of the visual cortex in (a)typically lateralized speech dominants’

14.10 Marc Joliot (Bordeaux) ‘Asymmetries in the resting-state intrinsic connectivity organization’

14.40 Break

14.55 Session 4: New aspects of population variation in brain laterality

14.55 Sebastian Ocklenburg (Bochum) Neurogenetics of the corpus callosum: Using advanced white matter imaging techniques to understand the genetics of interhemispheric interaction

15.25 Fabrice Crivello (Bordeaux)’ Reliability of cortical brain asymmetry evaluation’

15.55 Xiangzhen Kong (Nijmegen)’ Updates from the ENIGMA Lateralization Group

16:10 Coffee and discussion

To what extent can the following questions already be answered by the field, and what steps will be required to make further progress:

- What are the core mechanisms that give rise to brain laterality?

- Which factors create variation in brain laterality?

- What does laterality tell us about the relationships between genes, brains, cognition and behaviour, for example with respect to language?

- To what degree are altered brain lateralities associated with cognitive performance or disorders?

- What is evolutionarily ancient and what is new about human brain laterality?

17:10 End




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