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Jun 26-27, 2017 DETEC 2017 Discourse Expectations: Theoretical, Experimental and Computational perspectives more > Conference
Jun 22 to Mar 23, 2017 Human olfaction at the intersection of language, culture and biology There is a long tradition of under-estimating the sense of smell, and the information it provides. This long-standing picture of olfaction is being challenged today from a variety of directions. Previous estimates held that humans could only distinguish 10,000 odors, but this estimate has been revised to more than 1,000,000,000,000. Great strides have also been made in unlocking the perceptual bases of olfactory discrimination and categorization. Researchers are now able to predict both behavioral and neural activity in response to novel odors. more > Conference, MPI Colloquium, mpi
15:45-17:00 Jun 20, 2017 Jonathan Grainger, Tuesday June 20 Universite de Provence Aix-Marseille more > MPI Colloquium
13:00-18:00 Jun 9, 2017 Sign Language Colloquium The role of gesture in the acquisition of a sign language as a second language more > Homepage, Colloquium, mpi
May 30-31, 2017 Linguistics Quo Vadis more > mpi, Workshop, MPI
15:45-17:00 May 16, 2017 Jennifer Rodd, Tuesday May 16 (University College London) more > MPI Colloquium, MPI
15:45-17:00 Apr 18, 2017 Nathalie Tzourio-Mazoyer, Tuesday April 18 Neurofunctional Imaging Group/University of Bordeaux more > MPI Colloquium, MPI
15:45-17:00 Mar 21, 2017 Regine Kolinsky, Tuesday March 21 Free University of Brussels more > MPI Colloquium, MPI
15:45-17:00 Feb 21, 2017 Christine M. Freitag, Tuesday February 21 Goethe University Frankfurt more > MPI Colloquium, MPI
15:45-17:00 Feb 16, 2017 Colloquium Diversity in Language, Culture and Cognition: Stephen C. Levinson more >
Jan 23-25, 2017 Nijmegen Lectures 2017, January 23-25 Language production: Lessons from Freud, rats, and connectionism more > Nijmegen Lectures
09:00-17:00 Jan 14, 2017 Advancing Behavioral And Cognitive Understanding of Speech (ABACUS) The ABACUS symposium presents a series of lectures by invited speakers from a wide range of disciplines, and aims to discuss how we can further advance the study of speech from an evolutionary perspective. The evolutionary perspective entails trying to understand how linguistic signals, as well as the cognitive and anatomical machinery to use them, came to be the way they are. The symposium is held in the context of the end of the ERC project ABACUS led by Prof. Bart de Boer. more > Symposium, mpi
09:30-17:30 Jan 13, 2017 Virtual Reality as a Tool for Cognitive Science Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen Friday January 13th, 2017 more > Department Neurobiology of Language, Workshop, Homepage, MPI
15:45-17:00 Dec 13, 2016 Christopher Jarrold, Tuesday December 13 REHEARSAL AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF VERBAL SHORT-TERM MEMORY more > MPI Colloquium, MPI
15:00-17:00 Nov 7, 2016 Biology of reading disabilities Mini symposium more > Department Language and Genetics, mpi, MPI
15:45-17:00 Oct 18, 2016 Napoleon Katsos, Tuesday October 18 HOW CHILDREN LEARN “SOME,” “ALL,” AND “MOST,” WORDS more > MPI Colloquium, MPI
Oct 12-13, 2016 Perception Metaphor Workshop 12-13 October Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (Room 163) The humanities and social sciences are in the throes of “embodiment” and this has put perception to the forefront of inquiry. In this workshop we explore the myriad ways perceptual language serves as the basis of, or target for, metaphorical extension. We bring together scholars from linguistics, anthropology, and psychology to tackle perception and metaphor from historical, typological, corpus, experimental, and developmental perspectives. more > Workshop, MPI
Sep 15-16, 2016 Linking social effects in language processing to social effects in language evolution Languages are learned and used in social interaction. Therefore, social factors are likely to play a role in the way that languages are learned and processed, which in turn, influences the form that languages take. Indeed, research has shown that information is processed and represented differently depending on the social context. Similarly, recent research on language evolution has started exploring the relationship between linguistic properties and the social setting in which languages have evolved. Surprisingly, however, these two lines of research do not link to each other. The goal of this workshop is to try to bridge the gap between these lines of research and see how they can inform each other. more > Workshop, mpi
15:45-17:00 Sep 6, 2016 Katrin Amunts, Tuesday September 6 “BIG BRAINS” AS TOOLS TO UNDERSTAND HUMAN BRAIN ORGANISATION more > MPI Colloquium, MPI
15:45-17:00 Jun 23, 2016 Simone Pika, Thursday June 23 THE EVOLUTION OF COOPERATIVE COMMUNICATION: CAN GESTURES BRIDGE THE GAP? more > MPI Colloquium, MPI
10:00-16:30 Jun 1, 2016 MPI Proudly Presents 2016 Each department has nominated a number of speakers to give brief presentations that are accessible to everyone. more > MPI
15:45-17:00 May 17, 2016 Judit Gervain, Tuesday May 17 MECHANISMS OF SPEECH PERCEPTION AT BIRTH: NIRS STUDIES WITH NEWBORNS more > MPI Colloquium, MPI
16:30-17:45 Apr 26, 2016 Vincent Janik, Tuesday April 26 COMPLEXITY AND MEANING IN MARINE MAMMAL COMMUNICATION more > MPI Colloquium, MPI
09:00-13:00 Mar 21, 2016 Language adapts to interaction A workshop at the Evolution of Language conference (EvoLang XI) in New Orleans, USA. The primary ecology of language is interaction – face-to-face conversation. Therefore, the infrastructure for interaction may provide an insight into the origins of our unique communicative abilities. We invite papers which discuss the links between interaction and language evolution. more > Conference, mpi, Workshop, MPI
15:45-17:00 Mar 15, 2016 Christopher Petkov, Tuesday March 15 STRUCTURED SEQUENCE PROCESSING, LANGUAGE EVOLUTION AND THE PRIMATE BRAIN more > MPI Colloquium, MPI
15:45-17:00 Feb 16, 2016 Gareth Gaskell, Tuesday February 16 LANGUAGE LEARNING: THE LONG AND THE SHORT OF IT more > MPI Colloquium, MPI
Jan 20-22, 2016 Nijmegen Lectures 2016, January 20 - 22 (Un)conventional wisdom: Three neurobiological provocations about brain and language more > Nijmegen Lectures
Dec 10-11, 2015 Individual differences in language processing across the adult life span This workshop tries to bring together researchers who have investigated variation in language processing ability across the adult life span, either by comparing age groups, by comparing clinical to non-impaired groups, or by looking at variation more continuously across the adult life span. more > Workshop, mpi
15:45-17:00 Dec 1, 2015 Mairead MacSweeney, Tuesday December 1 Reading a language you can't hear: The relationship between speechreading and reading in deaf children more > MPI Colloquium, MPI
15:45-17:00 Nov 3, 2015 Wolfgang Enard, Tuesday November 3 Mouse Models for Human Brain Evolution more > MPI Colloquium, MPI
Oct 5-6, 2015 Self-monitoring and control in speech production more > mpi, Workshop, MPI
13:00-18:00 Oct 3, 2015 De Nijmeegse Taalmiddag more > Info day, Workshop, mpi, MPI
Oct 1-2, 2015 IMPRS workshop: Perspectives on the ontogeny of mutual understanding more > Conference, mpi, Workshop, MPI
15:45-17:00 Sep 15, 2015 Kate Watkins, Tuesday September 15 Neurological abnormalities in speech fluency disorders more > MPI Colloquium, MPI
10:00-17:00 Jun 27, 2015 Open dag Op zaterdag 27 juni opent het Max Planck Instituut voor Psycholinguïstiek zijn deuren. Iedereen met interesse in taal of taalonderzoek is welkom, net als mensen die gewoon weleens willen weten wat er allemaal gebeurt in dat grote gebouw aan de rand van de campus van de Radboud Universiteit. more > Info day, Homepage, MPI
15:45-17:00 Jun 15, 2015 Holly Branigan, Monday June 15 I said it once, I’ll say it twice: Structural priming effects as evidence for linguistic representation in adults and children more > MPI Colloquium, MPI
14:00-17:00 Jun 10, 2015 A Celebration of Language On Wednesday June 10th, the MPI for Psycholinguistics celebrates the opening of its new wing, and the start of an exciting new era of interdisciplinary research into the foundations of language. The wing houses a virtual reality suite, experiment rooms (including baby-labs and EEG facilities) and, for the first time at the MPI, state-of-the-art molecular biology laboratories, allowing us to trace connections between genes, brain circuits and language. more > Symposium, MPI
15:45-17:00 May 20, 2015 Peter Gärdenfors, Wednesday May 20 A semantic theory of word classes more > MPI Colloquium, MPI
15:45-17:00 Apr 29, 2015 Sonja Kotz, Wednesday April 29 Prediction in multimodal emotional speech more > MPI Colloquium, MPI
13:00-16:30 Mar 24, 2015 Cognitive Neuroscience - Open Day On March 24th 2015 the Spring-version of the MSc CNS programme will again take place. more >
Mar 18-20, 2015 Decoding the Neurobiology of Synaesthesia The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences cordially invites scholars to the Academy Colloquium Decoding the Neurobiology of Synaesthesia. more > Department Language and Genetics, Homepage, Colloquium, MPI
15:45-17:00 Mar 10, 2015 Christophe Pallier, Tuesday March 10 In search of syntactic structures in the brain more > MPI Colloquium, MPI
Mar 9-10, 2015 Workshop Memory consolidation and word learning Talks will address a wide range of topics in memory consolidation in children and adults, with a focus on language learning. more > Workshop, MPI
Feb 25-27, 2015 Nijmegen Lectures 2015, February 25 - 27 The Origin of Abstract Thought more > Nijmegen Lectures
Jan 26-27, 2015 Gender and classifiers: areal and genealogical perspectives Workshop on Gender and classifiers: areal and genealogical perspectives, organized by Greville Corbett , Sebastian Fedden (Surrey Morphology Group), Edith Sjoerdsma and Gunter Senft (MPI for Psycholinguistics) more > Workshop
15:45-17:00 Jan 20, 2015 Simon Kirby, Tuesday, 20 January The Cultural Origins of Structure more > MPI
Oct 30-31, 2014 Workshop: Combining different approaches to linguistic diversity Link: more > Workshop
09:00-17:00 Oct 14, 2014 Workshop: Perspectives on Language Development In this one-day workshop, we will discuss current perspectives on language development. Please see the programme for details. All welcome to attend. more > Workshop
09:00-17:00 Oct 14, 2014 Workshop: Perspectives on Language Development In this one-day workshop, we will discuss current perspectives on language development. Please see the program for details. All welcome to attend. more >
Oct 7-9, 2014 Language Comparison with Linguistic Databases: RefLex and Typological Databases more > Workshop, Department Language and Cognition
15:00-17:00 Oct 1, 2014 Heineken Prize Lecture Jay McClelland Title “Interactive processes in perception and language" more > MPI
Mar 28-29, 2014 Workshop on Information Structure in Head-Marking Languages The workshop addresses pragmatic, semantic, morphosyntactic and prosodic aspects of the expression of IS in head-marking languages from a theoretical, descriptive, or typological perspective. more > Workshop
Mar 26-28, 2014 Workshop: Comprehension=Production? more > Workshop
Feb 18 to Jan 27, 2014 Ray Jackendoff, February 18 more > Colloquium
Jan 27-29, 2014 Nijmegen Lectures 2014 (January 27-29) more > Nijmegen Lectures
15:45-17:00 Nov 19, 2013 Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky, 19 November 2013 Towards a neurobiologically and cross-linguistically plausible model of language processing more > MPI Colloquium
Sep 10-11, 2013 Cognomics Symposium A two-day symposium with key-note lectures from David Glahn (Yale) & Genevieve Konopka (UT Southwestern). more > Symposium
15:45-17:00 May 21, 2013 Martin Corley, May 21 2013 Disfluency in Speech: The Listener's Perspective more > MPI Colloquium
Apr 18-19, 2013 Place, landscape, and language more > Workshop
15:45-17:00 Apr 16, 2013 Herbert H. Clark, 16 April, 2013 Depicting as part of spontaneous communication more > Colloquium
15:45-17:00 Mar 19, 2013 Jeffrey Lidz, 19 March, 2013 more > MPI Colloquium, Colloquium
15:45-17:00 Feb 19, 2013 Rens Bod, February 19, 2013 How Hierarchical is Language? more > MPI Colloquium
Jan 28-30, 2013 Nijmegen Lectures 2013 On the Pre-Chomskyan History of Psycholinguistics more > Nijmegen Lectures
15:30-17:00 Nov 15, 2012 Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz, November 15 Nature and Nurture in language acquisition: Anatomical and functional brain-imaging studies in infants more > MPI Colloquium
Nov 9-10, 2012 2012 - Categories of Information Structure across Languages This workshop aims to bring together descriptive and theoretical linguists who are investigating categories in Information Structure. It will address the question of the universality of information structure categories of topic, focus, and contrast. more > Workshop
15:45-17:00 Oct 23, 2012 Mitsuhiko Ota, October 23 Phonology and the lexicon in early language development more > MPI Colloquium
14:00-17:00 Sep 12, 2012 Opening of the Nijmegen Cognomics Initiative We are very pleased to announce that the Cognomics program will be officially opened on September 12, 2012. more > MPI
09:30-17:00 Jun 26, 2012 MPI Proudly Presents On Tuesday June 26 a one day meeting will be held at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. At this meeting presentations will be given that provide an overview of recent research at the Institute. The meeting will be held at the auditorium of the Max Planck Institute. more > Info day, Meeting, mpi
15:45-17:00 Jun 19, 2012 Rens Bod, June 19 How Hierarchical is Language? more > MPI Colloquium
15:45-17:00 May 22, 2012 Iris Sommer, May 22 Where the voices come from; and how to get rid of them more > MPI Colloquium
May 9-11, 2012 Relations in Relativity: New Perspectives on Language and Thought Does the language we speak influence the way we think? This question of linguistic relativity, most famously raised by Benjamin Whorf, has been a strong point of debate over the decades. An emerging view that reconciles the empirical evidence is that thought is neither determined by language nor completely free of its influence. This workshop aims to take this idea further and ask the resulting questions: How does language influence thought? In which domains? When do language effects kick in? And why is it important? more > Workshop
Jan 9-11, 2012 Nijmegen Lectures 2011 (January 9-11, 2012) Coevolutionary Linguistics: Diversity, Culture, Mind and History more > Nijmegen Lectures
15:45-17:00 May 17, 2011 Sven Mattys, May 17 Penetrability of the speech system by cognitive load more > MPI Colloquium
13:00-17:30 Mar 18, 2011 Cognitive Neuroscience - Open day, March 18, 2011 Cognitive Neuroscience - Open day March 18, 2011 more > Info day
15:45-17:00 Mar 15, 2011 Dianne Newbury, March 15 Genetic investigations of speech and language disorders more > MPI Colloquium
15:45-17:00 Feb 15, 2011 Östen Dahl, February 15 The structure of human memory and tense-aspect-mood-evidentiality (TAME) more > MPI Colloquium
Dec 6-8, 2010 Nijmegen Lectures 2010 Music, language, and the brain more > Nijmegen Lectures
17:00-18:30 Oct 6, 2010 Studium Generale: "Around Abelard" As from March 24th 2010, Pieter Seuren has started a series of lectures about selected topics within the fields of philosophy, history and culture at the MPI for Psycholinguistics in a classical studium generale framework. more > Lecture
09:00-17:00 Apr 19, 2010 2nd NGC Spring Workshop: Role of Gesture and Sign in Language Emergence and Evolution A mini workshop with emphasis on gesture and sign on the role of language evolution and emergence more >
09:00-17:00 Apr 19, 2010 2nd NGC Spring Workshop: Role of Gesture and Sign in Language Emergence and Evolution Mini workshop with an emphasis on gesture and sign on the role of language evolution and emergergence. more >
09:00-17:00 Apr 19, 2010 2nd NGC Spring Workshop: Role of Gesture and Sign in Language Emergence and Evolution Mini workshop with an emphasis on gesture and sign on the role of language evolution and emergergence. more >
Dec 7-9, 2009 Nijmegen Lectures 2009 Understanding Language across Multiple Time-Scales: Evolution, Acquisition and Processing more > Nijmegen Lectures
Oct 8-9, 2009 The Third A. Guiora Annual Roundtable Conference in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language The Earliest Stages of Language Learning more > Conference
11:00-13:00 Aug 28, 2009 NGC lecture: Marieke Hoetjes Untying the knot between gesture and speech. The influence of gestures on speech more > Nijmegen Gesture Centre
11:00-13:00 Jun 26, 2009 NGC lecture: Kawai Chui Studies of gesture in Chinese discourse more > Nijmegen Gesture Centre
Dec 10-13, 2008 Nijmegen lectures 2008 The Nature and Origins of Language: A Genetic Perspective more > Nijmegen Lectures
Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2008 Information structure lecture series 2008 more >
Oct 17-18, 2007 The second A. Guiora roundtable conference in the cognitive neuroscience of language. The Cognitive and Neural Prerequisites of Time in Language - October 2007 more >
Jan 1 to Dec 31, 2007 Information structure lecture series 2007 more >
Sep 20-21, 2005 The First A. Guiora Roundtable Conference in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language The Cognitive Neuroscience of Second Language Acquisition - September 2005 more >

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