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LINGUIST List 20.1915

Tue May 19 2009

Confs: Cognitive Science, Neurolinguistlics, Psycholinguistics/Norway

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        1.    Mila Vulchanova, Talent in the Face of Deficit

Message 1: Talent in the Face of Deficit
Date: 19-May-2009
From: Mila Vulchanova <mila.vulchanovahf.ntnu.no>
Subject: Talent in the Face of Deficit
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Talent in the Face of Deficit

Date: 27-Aug-2009 - 28-Aug-2009
Location: Trondheim, Norway
Contact: Mila Vulchanova
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.hf.ntnu.no/lilianm/talentdeficit/talentdeficithome.html

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

The conference seeks to address:

-Dissociations, such as talent (savant individuals) and the co-existence of deficits in the same individual (e.g., autism, developmental dyslexia): what is the nature of this co-existence (one thing at the expense of the other?); what mechanisms explain this co-existence and account for how this individual functions more or less successfully (e.g., the talent, also compensatory strategies in the deficit)
-Double dissociations (cf. White et al. 2006)
-Clusters of talent
-Co-morbidity (clusters of deficits) in some disorders (most notably dyslexia, speech and language disorders) and how to tease them apart
-The great individual variation in developmental disorders (Autism Spectrum Disorders, dyslexia) with the aim of establishing specific profiles/types within each group



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