• Congratulations to Pim Levelt
    17 May 2023

    Congratulations to Pim Levelt

    Pim Levelt, founding director of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, today turns 85.

  • Open Dag 2023
    14 May 2023

    Looking back on the Open Day 2023

    The Open Day of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen took place on Saturday 13 May 2023. More than 700 visitors came to the lectures and activities and viewed the scientific labs...

  • MPI Open Dag 2023
    07 May 2023

    Visit our Open Day on 13 May

    On Saturday 13 May 2023, the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics at the Wundtlaan in Nijmegen will open its doors to the public. Come and marvel at scientific research into the origins of...

  • Photo credit: Tom Kelley Archive/iStock.
    25 April 2023

    Understanding face-to-face communication

    Face-to-face communication is one of the fundamental capacities that make us human. But how does it work? Judith Holler from the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Radboud University in...

  •  Grammatical similarity in the Grambank sample of languages. The color coding represents the distribution of languages according to the first three principal components (PCs) mapped onto RGB color space (PC1, red; PC2, green; PC3, blue). Similarity in color indicates similarity in grammatical structure on the first three dimensions. See fig. S15 for loading of Grambank features on the first two components and fig. S16 for correlation with theoretical metrics.
    20 April 2023

    Grambank shows diversity of the world’s languages

    What shapes the structure of languages? The Grambank database, initiated by the Max Planck Institute (MPI) of Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and the MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology...

  • Elephants as a new model for understanding human evolution
    04 April 2023

    Elephants as a new model for understanding human evolution

    Human culture and language may be the result of ‘self-domestication’: an evolutionary process that leads to less aggressive and more prosocial individuals. A research team led by the Max Planck...

  • Cas Coopmans thesis
    17 March 2023

    Cas Coopmans defends thesis 29 March

    On Wednesday, 29 March, 12:30 hrs, Cas Coopmans will defend his thesis 'Triangles in the brain: The role of hierarchical structure in language use’ in the Aula of the Radboud University. The event...

  • Anne Cutler
    14 March 2023

    Native listening: A canteen of Cutlery

    Anne Cutler was director of the Comprehension Group at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics from 1993 until 2012. She died on 7 June 2022. In Anne’s honour, Radboud University and the Max...

  • MPaL
    13 March 2023

    Many Paths to Language workshop 2023: abstract submission now open

    Abstract submission is now open for the 3rd Many Paths to Language workshop, which will take place at the Max Planck Institute in Nijmegen from 25th to 27th October, 2023. This will be a hybrid event...

  • Thesis cover Marlou
    28 February 2023

    Marlou Rasenberg defends thesis 17 March

    On Friday, 17 March, 12:30 hrs, Marlou Rasenberg will defend her thesis 'Mutual understanding from a multimodal and interactional perspective’ in the Aula of the Radboud University. The event will...

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