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Mon May 30 2016

Confs: Cog Sci, Neuroling, Psycholing/Italy

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Date: 30-May-2016
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Subject: Science of Aphasia 2016
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Science of Aphasia 2016
Short Title: SOA 2016

Date: 25-Sep-2016 - 30-Sep-2016
Location: Venice, Italy
Contact: Roel Jonkers
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Meeting URL:

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

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.

Confirmed invited speakers and topics:

Mieke van de Sandt
Julius Fridriksson
Carlo Miniussi

Garry Dell
Greig de Zubicaray

Preliminary Conference Program:

Sunday, September 25, 2016

17:30 – 19:00
Reception and registration

Monday, September 26, 2014

8.30 – 9:30 Coffee and registration

Session One:

9.30 – 13.00 (Coffee break around 11.00)
Introduction David Howard
Gary Dell
Greg Zubicaray
Discussant David Howard

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 17:00
Contributed Papers I (Grammar and syntax)

1. Cecilia Devers, David Howard, Janet Webster - Pronoun Procesing in Aphasia
2. Valantis Fyndanis, Dimitra Arfani, Francesca Burgio, Anna Maculan, Fabio Palla, Spyridoula Varlokosta, Sokratis Papageorgiou, Annachiara Cagnin, Carlo Semenza -
Morphosyntactic production in Greek and Italian probable Alzheimer’s disease: Evidence from agreement, tense, and mood
3. Heilemann, C., Varley, R., Zimmerer, V., Carragher, M., & Beeke, S.- Grammatical structures in agrammatism: a usage-based investigation of multi- word expressions
4. Dimitra Mamouli, Stavroula Stavrakaki, Panagiotis Ioannidis - Lexical, morphological, and syntactic abilities in patients with Semantic Dementia
5. Christina Manouilidou, Michaela Nerantzini, Brianne Dougherty, Cynthia K. Thompson - Processing Complex pseudo-words in Primary Progressive Aphasia and Agrammatic Aphasia
6. Io Salmons & Anna Gavarró - The role of morphology and prosody in agrammatic comprehension

17:00 – 17:30
Short presentations Poster Session I

1. Yulia Akinina, Olga Dragoy, Nina Dronkers - Functional Neuroanatomy of Semantic Aphasia
2. Reem S. W. Alyahya, Ajay Halai, Paul Conroy, Matthew A. Lambon Ralph - Verb comprehensionin post-stroke aphasia: A novel verb semantic battery
3. Miren Arantzeta, Janet Webster, Itziar Laka, Maite Martinez-Zabaleta & David Howard - Cross-linguistic asymmetries in sentence comprehension deficits in bilingual Basque-Spanish aphasia. Evidence from eye-tracking and behavioural data.
4. Giorgio Arcara, Valentina Bambini, Elisabetta Mondin, Giulia Muriago, Edda Sgarabottolo, Gianettore Bertagnoni, Carlo Semenza - Communicative deficits in Traumatic Brain Injury: the relationship between executive and pragmatic impairment
5. C. Bonnans, R. Fargier, M. Laganaro - Impact of concurrent auditory tasks on picture naming in aphasia
6. Bruggeman, A., De Keyser, K., Aerts, A., Van Mierlo, P., Strobbe, G., Boon, P., Van Roost, D., Santens, P. & De Letter, M. - Subcortical involvement in phonological input processing: an electrophysiological registration study
7. Jakolien den Hollander, Roelien Bastiaanse, Marina Laganaro, & Roel Jonkers -
Tracking speech production processes by using EEG and EMG
8. Charlotte Jacquemot, Christophe Lalanne, Agnès Sliwinski, Emmanuel Dupoux, Anne-Catherine Bachoud-Lévi - A new tool for aphasia evaluation: The Core
Assessment of LAnguage Processing (CALAP)
9. Bernard A. Jap & Roelien Bastiaanse - Sentence Production in Standard Indonesian Broca’s Aphasia
10. Stefanie Keulen, Tine D’aes, Louis de Page, Jo Verhoeven, Roelien Bastiaanse, Peter Mariën - From foreign accent to neologistic jargon in a patient with psychogenic FAS
11. Orsolya Kis, Alinka Tóth, Lívia Ivaskó, Gabriella Gárdián, Katalin Jakab, László Vécsei - Numerical abilities of Hungarian aphasic patients

17.30 – 18.30 Poster Session I/Coffee

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Session Two:
9.30 -13.00 (Coffe break around 11.00)
Introduction Carlo Semenza
Marina Laganaro
Davide Crepaldi
Discussant Gabriele Miceli

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 17:00
Contributed papers II (lexical problems)

7. Elizabeth Anderson, Ruth Herbert and Patricia Cowell - Frequency affects processing of verbs and argument structure in acquired aphasia: results from a pilot investigation.
8. Nora Fieder, Trudy Krajenbrink, David Foxe, John Hodges, Olivier Piguet, Lyndsey
Nickels - Less is more-Effects of semantic neighbourhood on naming in
semantic dementia (svPPA)
9. Fedor Jalvingh, Roelien Bastiaanse, & Roel Jonkers -Verbal and nonverbal processing of objects and actions in individuals with three types of dementia
10. Julie Morris, David Howard, Janet Webster, Maria Garraffa – Reading Comprehension at the text level: Effect of text variables and question type
11. Trudy Krajenbrink, Karen Croot, Cathleen Taylor, & Lyndsey Nickels -
Exploring spoken and written word retrieval treatment in primary progressive
12. Vitor C. Zimmerer, Loveday Newman, Rosalind Thomson, Rosemary A Varley -
Frequency and strength of word collocations distinguish speakers with fluent aphasia, non-fluent aphasia, right hemisphere damage and non-brain-damaged controls

17:00 – 17:30
Short presentations Poster session II

12. Konstantina Kordouli, Christina Manouilidou, Stavroula Stavrakaki, Katerina Afantenou - Compound naming in agrammatism: evidence from stroke-induced and primary progressive aphasia
13. Lina Kort - Improving Naming in Aphasics: A Comparison of Three Intervention methods
14. Vasiliki Koukoulioti, Markus Bader- Thematic and word order canonicity in language: the effect of neurological impairment and age
15. Kuptsova S.V., Ivanova M.V., Akinina Y.S., Iskra E.V., Kozintseva E.G., Soloukhina O.A., Petrushevsky, A.G., Fedina, O.N. - Reorganization of cerebral functional activity in persons with aphasia following language therapy.
16. Kuzmina, E.E., & Weekes, B.S. – Inhibition and language processing deficits
in different types of aphasia
17. De Letter, M., Bruggeman, A., De Keyser, K., Aerts, A., Van Mierlo, P., Strobbe, G, Boon, P., Van Roost, D, & Santens, P - Subcortical involvement in body
and mental action processing: An electrophysiological registration study
18. Sabrina Mahmood,Vitor C. Zimmerer, Rosemary A. Varley - Grammaticality Judgements in Aphasia and Parkinson’s disease
19. Maxim, J., Best, W., Beckley, F., Edwards, S., Heilemann, C., Howard, D.,
Johnson, F., & Beeke Better Conversationsfor people with agrammatic aphasia
and their conversation partners? Quantitative outcomes from intervention.
20. Minkina, I. & Martin, N.- Links between Verbal Short-Term Memory and Receptive Language Impairment in Aphasia
21. Mok Xue Ting, Joelle, Rosemary Varley, Vitor Zimmerer, Goh Siew Li, Leo Wei Zhi - Formulaic Language and Implicit Statistical Learning: A Comparison between Typical Development and Children with Acquired Language Disorders
22. Michaela Nerantzini, Sophia Apostolopoulou, Spyridoula Varlokosta and Roelien Bastiaanse - Time reference and Tense marking in Greek agrammatism. Evidence from narratives and a sentence completion task.
23. Ann-Kathrin Ohlert, Roelien Bastiaanse, Jaap van der Spek, Sebastian Cartens -
Language mapping using object and action naming under Navigated Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in a bilingual and two monolingual speakers.
24. Roelant Ossewaarde, Fedor Jalvingh, Roel Jonkers, and Roelien Bastiaanse -
Computerized assessment of the acoustics of progressive aphasia.

17:30 – 18:30 Poster session II/ coffee

Meeting Scientific Committee

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

9.30– 10.50
Contributed papers III

13. Hameister, I. & Nickels, L.- The Cat in the Tree: What Picture Descriptions
Tell us about Event- processing Deficits in Stroke-¬ Induced Aphasia
14. Fleur van Ierschot, Antonio Miozzo, Barbara Santini, Giannantonio Spena, Andrea Talacchi, Gabriele Miceli - Language preservation in brain tumor patients undergoing awake surgery: Does monitoring object naming suffice to spare other language skills?
15. Nienke Wolthuis, Roelien Bastiaanse, Ingeborg Bosma, Perumpillichira J. Cherian, & Djaina Satoer - Abnormal slow-wave EEG activity in glioma patients is related to impaired language performance
16. Cornelia van Scherpenberg , Nora Fieder , Lyndsey Nickels - Performance consistency as an indication of storage deficit in people with semantic variant Primary Progressive Aphasia

10.50 – 11.20
Short presentations Poster session III

25. Michaela Nerantzini, Pola Drakopoulou, Spyridoula Varlokosta and Cynthia Thompson - The Northwestern Assessment of Verbs and Sentences (NAVS) and the Northwestern Anagram Task (NAT) as tools to assess grammatical deficits in Greek aphasia.
26. P. Pellet Cheneval, M. Villain, B. Glize, M. Laganaro - Is facilitation by phonological cues modulated by the size of the activated lexical cohort?
27. Python, Grégoire,Glize, Bertrand, Jeulin, Mélissa, Laganaro, Marina - Semantic facilitation vs interference in picture naming in a group of fluent aphasic speakers
28. Adrià Rofes, Lilla Zakariás, Klaudia Ceder, Marianne Lind, Monica Bloom Johansson,Jovana Bjekić, Valantis Fyndanis, Anna Gavarró, Hanne Gram Simonsen, Carlos Hernández Sacristán, Jelena Kuvač Kraljević, Silvia Martínez-Ferreir, Ilknur Mavis, Carolina Méndez Orellana, Lotte Meteyard, Io Salmons, Ingrid Sör,Müge Tunçer, Jasmina Vuksanovic, Spyridoula Varlokosta, David Howard - Word imageability from a cross-linguistic perspective
29. Soloukhina Olga, Isaev Dmitry, Akinina Yulia, Ivanova Maria - Differences in verb and noun comprehension in aphasia
30. Gloria Streit Olness - Foundations of narrative coherence in aphasia – examining the role of time reference and evaluative irrealis
31. Nina Unger, Nina Scholtes, Sandra Zitzen, Ferdinand Binkofski - Model-Oriented Therapy of Graphematic Paraphasias and Neologisms
32. Van Dun Kim, Wilssens Ineke, Mariën Peter - Electrical stimulation of the brain (tDCS) as a therapeutic tool in the treatment of Aphasia
33. Mile Vuković, Dušanka Matić, Ana Kovač, Irena Vuković, Chris Code - The public awareness of aphasia in Serbia and Montenegro
34. Vitor C. Zimmerer, Wolfram Hinzen, Felicity M. Deamer, Rosemary A. Varley -
She knows X, she thinks X: Aphasic comprehension of factive and non-factive clausal embedding

11.20 – 12.15
Poster session III/ coffee

12.15 – 13.15
Screening of the documentary Speechless

Lunch, Excursion and Dinner

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Session four 9.30 – 1300 (Coffee break around 11.00)
Carlo Miniussi
Julius Fridriksson
Mieke van de Sandt
Discussant: Roelien Bastiaanse

13.00 - 15.00 Lunch

15.00 – 17.00
Contributed papers IV (executive functions, working memory and intervention)

17. Claire Penn, Nancy Barber, Peter Fridjhon -Early recovery profiles of language and executive functions in bilingual persons following brain injury
18. Anna Stielow, Prisca Stenneken & Eva Belke- Behind executive functions -the role of linguistic components in word generation tasks.
19. Lilla Zakariás, Christos Salis, Isabell Wartenburger - Investigating transfer effects after working memory training in aphasia
20. Jade Cartwrigh, Anne Whitworth, Ashleigh Beales, & Suze Leitao -
Trialling a multilevel approach to improving discourse in Primary Progressive Aphasia: A pilot study
21. Franziska Machleb - Comparing the effectiveness of errorless and errorful learning in naming therapy in aphasia. What do you like to improve?
22. Anne Whitworth, Suze Leitão, Jade Cartwright, Janet Webster, Graeme Hankey, Jan Zach, Vanessa Wolz & Bob Kane - Generalisation following a multilevel discourse intervention: Is conversation really the gold standard?

Friday, September 30, 2016

Breakfast and departure

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