Brain Talk: Discourse with and in the Brain (2008)

The impact of context on language processing.


Venue: Center for Languages and Literature, Lund University


Date: June 2-3, 2008

Conference Theme

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The conference will focus on the impact of the context on the neurophysiological processing of speech and language in various communicative situations.

Program and abstracts


Kai Alter, Carly Metcalfe, Damien Gabriel, Manon Grube, Herman Ackermann, and Susanne Dietrich
Newcastle University, Université de Génève, and University of Tübingen
The processing of emotional utterances
Mireille Besson, CNRS, Marseille
Electrophysiological studies of prosody
Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky
Max Planck Institute, Leipzig
The role of prominence in the neurocognition of language comprehension: A new perspective on the syntax-semantics interface
Stefan Heim, Research Center Juelich, Jülich
Neurocognitive profiles of developmental dyslexia
Kenneth Hugdahl, University of Bergen
Speech perception and brain function: Experimental and clinical studies
Janne von Koss Torkildsen, University of Oslo
ERP correlates of word learning in infants: Effects of productive vocabulary size
Francisco Lacerda, Stockholm University
A biological and interactional perspective on the emergence of early linguistic functions
Kerry Ledoux, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
On-line studies of repeated name and pronominal coreference
Martin Meyer, University Hospital of Zurich
The laughing brain: Comparative evidence from behavioral and neuroimaging studies in human and monkey
Inger Moen, University of Oslo
Production and perception of word tones in Norwegian patients with brain damage
Leticia Pablos, University of Reading
NPI licensing in languages with a rich agreement system
Ann Pannekamp and Ulrike Toepel, Humboldt University of Berlin, and University and University Hospital Lausanne
Fishing for information: How children learn to interpret focus
Mikael Roll, Lund University
The role of left-edge intonation in Swedish language processing
Matthias Schlesewsky, University of Marburg
Demystifying semantic P600 effects: Theoretical arguments and cross-linguistic observations
Yury Shtyrov, Medical Research Council, Cambridge
Rapid, automatic and parallel language processing: Neurophysiological data

Poster presentations

Giorgos P. Argyropoulos, University of Edinburgh
Neocerebellar emulation of language processing
Zoltán Bánréti, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Restricted discrimination between local economy and global economy in agrammatic aphasia
Elisabeth Bay, Marion Grande, Katja Hussmann, Swetlana Christoph, Klaus Willmes, Martina Piefke, and Walter Huber, University Hospital Aachen
Basic parameters of spontaneous language: Do they differentiate between unimpaired and aphasic speakers?
S. M. E. Bihler, D. Saur, S. Abel, D. Kümmerer, W. Huber, J. Dittmann, and C. Weiller, University Hospital Freiburg, University of Freiburg, and University Hospital Aachen
Auditory repetition of words and pseudowords: An fMRI study
Angèle Brunellière and Ulrich Hans Frauenfelder, University of Geneva
Morpho-syntactic context effects in spoken language processing: An ERP study
F. Citron, K.A.M. Klingebiel, B.S. Weekes, and E.C. Ferstl, University of Sussex
Evaluation of lexical and semantic features for English emotion words
T. Ibertsson, L. Ásker-Arnason, K. Hansson, and B. Sahlén, Lund University
Phonological processing, speech intelligibility and reading in Swedish children with cochlear implants
Armina Janyan, Ivo Popivanov, and Elena Andonova, New Bulgarian University and University of Bremen
Evoked gamma-band oscillations in single-word translation
H. Kreiner, S. Mohr, K. Kessler, and S. Garrod, University of Glasgow
Can context affect gender processing? Evidence from ERP about the differences between lexical and stereotypical gender
Francisco Lacerda, Ulla Sundberg, Iris-Corinna Schwarz, Ulla Bjursäter, Ellen Marklund, Eeva Klintfors, Göran Söderlund, and Lisa Gustavsson, Stockholm University
Development of lateralised speech perception
Frida Mårtensson, Merle Horne, Mikael Roll, and Pia Apt, Lund University and Malmö University Hospital
Implications of aphasia on abstract and concrete noun processing
Kathrin Pusch, Jessica Rosenberg, and Rainer Dietrich, Humboldt University
Circadian rhythm in phonetic speech perception
Stefanie Regel, Thomas C. Gunter, and Seana Coulson, Max Planck Institute Leipzig
The impact of pragmatic knowledge on the comprehension of irony: An ERP study
Bengt Sigurd and Bengt Nilsson, Lund University
Modelling brain activity understanding selfembedded sentences
Sverker Sikström and Petter Kallioinen, Lund University
Exploring the high dimensional semantic space in the brain
Jaana Simola, Kenneth Holmqvist, and Magnus Lindgren, Lund University
Hemispheric differences in parafoveal processing: Evidence from eye-fixation related potentials

Call for papers (closed)

The conference organizers welcome contributions involving interdisciplinary approaches, with investigations from areas including linguistics, phonetics, psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, and speech pathology.

Host University

Lund University, founded in 1666, is today the largest unit for research and higher education in Sweden. Lund is located in southern Sweden and is easily reached by train/car from Copenhagen airport (Kastrup).

Lund University

Lund University logotype.

Welcome to Lund 2-3 June 2008!

Organizing committee:

Lund University: Merle Horne, Magnus Lindgren, Mikael Roll; Newcastle University: Kai Alter; University of Oslo: Janne von Koss Torkildsen

Sponsors: Birgit Rausing Language Program, Erik Philip-Sörensens Stiftelse

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