Neurobiology of Language: Key Issues and Ways Forward

8 April 2021 - 9 April 2021
Max Planck Institute
The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics celebrates its 40th anniversary with a series of scientific events. Due to the corona crisis, this conference will be held online.

One of these events is a two-day meeting on the topic of The Neurobiology of Language: Key Issues and Ways Forward. Rather than looking back, we would like to see from the contributions of the speakers what the challenges and the promises are for the neurobiology of language, a field that in its current form has a much shorter history than our institute. The research of the invited speakers has opened promising avenues, which we would like to hear more about from a forward-looking perspective.

Organization: Carolin Lorenz

Chair: Peter Hagoort

Moderators: Sophie Arana, Ashley Lewis, Branka Milivojevic, Guillermo Montero-Melis


Live international sign language

Live International Sign interpretation will be provided by Overseas Interpreting.

List of speakers

Giosue Baggio

Dept. of Language and Literature, Norwegian University of Science & Technology

Marina Bedny

Dept. Psychological and Brain Sciences & Cognitive Science, Johns Hopkins University

Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky

Centre for Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience, University of South Australia

Jonathan Brennan

Dept. Linguistics, University of Michigan

Matt Davis

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge

Ruth de Diego Balaguer

Institute for Neurosciences, University of Barcelona

Ev Fedorenko

Ev Fedorenko's Language Lab, MIT

Gesa Hartwigsen

Research group Cognition & Plasticity, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Floris de Lange

Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University

Ellen Lau

Dept. Linguistics, University of Maryland

Andrea E. Martin

Research group Language and Computation in Neural Systems, MPI for Psycholinguistics

Vitoria Piai

Donders Centre for Cognition, Radboud University

Tamara Swaab

Center for Mind and Brain, University of California Davis

Roel Willems

Centre for Language Studies, Radboud University




Key Issues and Ways Forward



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