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16781 - Kolloquium

Progress in Brain Language Research

Koordination: Prof. Friedemann Pulvermüller

Ort: Online

Zeit: Mi, 16-18 Uhr

Erster Termin: 04.11.2020

Unterrichtssprache: Deutsch/Englisch


Platzbeschränkung: Nein

Teilnahmepflicht: Ja

SWS: 2



This research seminar focuses on reviewing and discussing recent progress in the cognitive neuroscience of language and in the field of semantics/pragmatics. The seminar has four main strands:

1. BA and MA candidates working in the field of semantics, pragmatics or brain language research will present their work plans and first results,

2. Researchers at the FU Berlin’s Brain Language Laboratory will present their ongoing work and explain their recent findings and publications, 

3. Recently published research articles in the domain of semantics, pragmatics and brain language research will be reviewed by the participants to highlight the latest progress in the field,

4. National and international invited guest scientists and specialists in brain language research will report on their latest results. 

Some of the presentations will be in the context of a new research project funded by the European Research Council, the Advanced Grant “Material Constraints on Human Cognition”, which targets the mechanistic basis of neuronal language circuits in the human brain. Further hot seminar topics will be experimental findings from research projects on the “Material Basis of Symbols” of the excellence cluster “Matters of Activity (MoA)”, the EU’s International Training Network “Conversational Brains (CoBra)” and the French-German research initiative on “Phonological Networks in Speech Production and Understanding (PhoNet)”, along with projects addressing experimental pragmatics (“Brain Signatures of Communication, BraiSiCo”), neurosemantics (“The Sound of Meaning, SOM”), and speech language rehabilitation (“Intensive Language Action Therapy, ILAT”). Funding support by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the European Union and the European Research Council is kindly acknowledged.

Presentations will be given in English or German. To participate in this colloquium, please register with Verena.Arndt@fu-berlin.de and/or talk to Friedemann Pulvermüller in his office hour.