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LINGUIST List 25.361

Tue Jan 21 2014

Confs: Cognitive Science, Neurolinguistics/Italy

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-Jan-2014
From: Roel Jonkers <r.jonkersrug.nl>
Subject: Science of Aphasia 15
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Science of Aphasia 15
Short Title: SOA

Date: 19-Sep-2014 - 24-Sep-2014
Location: Venice, Italy
Contact: Roel Jonkers
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://www.soa-online.com

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The SoA conferences are intended to bring together senior and junior scientists working in the multidisciplinary field of neurocognition of language and deal with normal function as well as disorders. The size of the conference has a maximum of about 150 participants to ensure direct interaction between the participants. The topic of this year’s conference is: Aphasiology: past, present and future.

Preliminary Program:

Arrival and welcome meeting

Past: History of Aphasia
Intro: Pre Broca (Roelien Bastiaanse)
Steve Lapointe: Broca and his contemporaries
Ria de Bleser: German aphasiology
Marco Catani: American aphasiology (Boston School)
Olga Dragoy: Russian aphasiology (Luria)

Present 1: Awake surgery
Hugues Duffau: Perspective from a neurosurgeon
Peter Mariën: Perspective from a neurolinguist
Carlo Semenza: Perspective from a numberologist

Present 2: Aphasia Trials
Intro: David Howard: History of aphasia therapy
Audrey Bowen: The ActNow study
Lyndsey Nickels: Single case studies
TBA: Small scale randomized control trials
Evy Visch-Brink: Large scale randomized control trials

Future: Neurotechnology
Frank Zanow: Combination of neuro imaging methodologies
Carlo Miniussi: Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
Gabriele Miceli: The use transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in aphasia therapy
Cynthia K. Thompson: Neuro Imaging in the study (and recovery) of aphasia

Morning session and departure

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