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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Full Title: The Story of Memory

Location: University of Roehampton, London, United Kingdom
Start Date: 04-Sep-2014 - 05-Sep-2014
Contact: Sebastien Groes
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://thememorynetwork.net
Meeting Description: The Story of Memory Conference: Exploring New Perspectives on the Relationship between Storytelling and Memory in the Twenty-First Century

Invited speakers include:

Paul Bloom (Psychology and Cognitive Science, Yale)
Suzanne Corkin (Neuroscience, MIT)
Mark Currie (English Literature, QMUL)
Asifa Majid (Psycholinguistics, Radboud)
Martijn Meeter (Cognitive Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Jamie Tehrani (Anthropology, Durham)

The Story of Memory seeks to pose new questions about the relationship between the senses, cognition, memory, and emotion, and to reinvigorate the debate about the return to a critical investigation of story telling in the twenty-first century.
Linguistic Subfield: Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics
LL Issue: 25.751

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