LINGUIST List 26.661

Fri Jan 30 2015

Confs: Neurolinguistics, Cognitive Science, Psycholinguistics/Netherlands

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Date: 29-Jan-2015
From: Katerina Kucera <katerina.kucerampi.nl>
Subject: Decoding the Neurobiology of Synaesthesia
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Decoding the Neurobiology of Synaesthesia

Date: 18-Mar-2015 - 20-Mar-2015
Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Contact: Soek Yi Tong
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: https://www.knaw.nl/en/news/calendar/decoding-the-neurobiology-of-synaesthesia

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

Meeting Description:

This Academy Colloquium will bring together leading experts from neurobiology, cognitive psychology, and genetics to critically evaluate the known aspects of synaesthesia and debate the scientific questions that can be answered by studying this intriguing phenomenon. Preceding the international Academy Colloquium a Master Class for young researchers, PhD-students and research master students in Neurobiology of Synaesthesia is organised.

Program:

Decoding the Neurobiology of Synaesthesia
Master Class – March 18, 2015


Wednesday, March 18

12:45-13:00
Registration, coffee

13:00-13:10
Welcome by Simon E. Fisher

13:10-13:50
Romke Rouw

13:50-14:30
Simon E. Fisher

14:30-14:50 Break

14:50-15:00
Short student talk 1

15:00-15:10
Short student talk 2

15:10-15:20
Short student talk 3

15:20-15:40 Break

15:40-16:20
Peter Gregersen

16:20-17:00
Jamie Ward

17:00-17:10
Closing by Simon E. Fisher

17:10-18:00 Coffee and cake

19:00-21:00 Dinner (Master Class speakers and organizers)


Decoding the Neurobiology of Synaesthesia
Colloquium – March 19 & 20, 2015

Thursday, March 19

9:00-9:30
Registration, coffee

9:30-9:40
Welcome by Simon E. Fisher

Theme 1: Genetics of synaesthesia and related traits

9:40-10:20
Katerina Kucera

10:20-11:00
Peter Gregersen

11:00-11:20 Break

11:20-12:00
Greg Neely

12:00-12:30
Discussion topic 1: “What are the biological and environmental factors that contribute to synaesthesia and how do we design studies to distinguish between them?”

12:30-13:30 Lunch

Theme 2: Synaesthesia phenotypes and overlaps

13:30-14:10
Duncan Carmichael

14:10-14:50
Simon Baron-Cohen

14:50-15:10 Break

15:10-15:50
Tessa van Leeuwen

15:50-16:30
Michael Banissy

16:30-17:00
Discussion topic 2: “What do the broad range of synaesthesia phenotypes and the overlaps with neurodevelopmental disorders tell us about the underlying biology?”

17:00-18:00
Reception

19:00-21:00 Dinner (Colloquium speakers and organizers)


Friday, March 20

Theme 3: Neurobiology of synaesthesia

9:30-10:10
Romke Rouw

10:10-10:50
Avishai Henik

10:50-11:10 Break

11:10-11:50
Anil Seth

11:50-12:30
David Brang

12:30-13:00
Discussion topic 3: “What is the support for existing neurobiological models of synaesthesia (pruning versus loss of inhibition)?”

13:00-14:00 Lunch

Theme 4: Role of synaesthesia in memory, learning and education

14:00-14:40
Edward Hubbard

14:40-15:20
Beat Meier

15:20-15:40 Break

15:40-16:20
Jamie Ward

16:20-16:50
Discussion topic 4: “Which aspects of sensory, cognitive and linguistic processing can be addressed by studying synaesthesia?”

16:50-17:00
Closing by Simon E. Fisher



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