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Peter Hagoort to be inducted as a new member of the American National Academy of Sciences
Apr 23, 2019
April 27 the prestigious US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) will induct Peter Hagoort in Washington DC as a foreign associate. Hagoort is director at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Radboud University in Nijmegen. more >
Otto Hahn Medal for Sara Busquets Estruch
Apr 13, 2019
Each year, the Max Planck Society awards up to 30 young scientists and researchers for outstanding scientific achievements with the Otto Hahn Medal. Sara Busquets Estruch of the MPI for Psycholinguistics will receive this prestigious award for her work that has uncovered novel molecular pathways implicated in severe developmental speech and language disorders. more >
Amie Fairs will defend her thesis on June 7
Apr 11, 2019
On Friday 7th June 2019, at 10:30, Amie Fairs will defend her thesis entitled “Linguistic dual-tasking: understand temporal overlap between production and comprehension” in the Aula of Radboud University. As with all defenses, it is a public event and everybody is welcome to join. more >
Kletskoppen op Expeditie Next
Apr 11, 2019
Kletskoppen gaat on tour! Op 2 mei aanstaande zijn taalwetenschappers van de Radboud Universiteit en het Max Planck Instituut voor Psycholinguïstiek met leuke demonstraties en taalspelletjes aanwezig bij Expeditie Next, hét Nationale Wetenschapsfestival voor kinderen en jongeren, in de Maassilo in Rotterdam. more >
Linda Drijvers will defend her thesis on May 13
Apr 11, 2019
On Monday May 13, 2019 at 14:30, Linda Drijvers will defend her thesis entitled “On the oscillatory dynamics underlying speech-gesture integration in clear and adverse listening conditions” in the Aula of Radboud University. As with all defenses, this is a public event, and everyone is welcome to attend. more >
Brain data of language processing available to everyone
Apr 03, 2019
Brain researchers have provided access to a collection of brain data of more than 200 test subjects, who were processing language during measurements. The high-quality data set has been collected and by a team of researchers from the Donders Institute and the Max Planck Institute in Nijmegen. Jan-Mathijs Schoffelen, Robert Oostenveld and colleagues describe these data today in Scientific Data. more >
New research suggests “f” and “v” are recent speech sounds worldwide
Mar 15, 2019
MPI's Dan Dediu en Scott Moisik are involved in new research published in the March 15 edition of Science magazine that could revise our understanding of the history of language. more >
MPI's Falk Huettig appointed Professor of Psycholinguistics and Cultural Cognition
Mar 12, 2019
The MPI congratulates Falk Huettig, who has been appointed Professor of Psycholinguistics and Cultural Cognition at Radboud University Nijmegen. more >

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About MPI

This is the MPI

The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics is an institute of the German Max Planck Society. Our mission is to undertake basic research into the psychological,social and biological foundations of language. The goal is to understand how our minds and brains process language, how language interacts with other aspects of mind, and how we can learn languages of quite different types.

The institute is situated on the campus of the Radboud University. We participate in the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and have particularly close ties to that institute's Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging. We also participate in the Centre for Language Studies. A joint graduate school, the IMPRS in Language Sciences, links the Donders Institute, the CLS and the MPI.



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