Special Session

Advances in Neurolinguistics

Research on human sentence processing seeks to understand the moment-to-moment processes that enable competent speakers of a language to produce and comprehend sentences. The task requires an interdisciplinary approach, one that draws upon the expertise and tools developed in several disciplines. The CUNY 2010 Special Session focuses on recent advances in neurolinguistic tools for exploring the neural mechanisms underlying language processing. Invited speakers will present cutting edge research that uses a range of methodologies—electroencephalography (EEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), magnetoencephalography (MEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS)—and will emphasize how results from different methodologies (including those from various behavioral techniques) can be linked.

Invited Speakers

Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky (University of Marburg)

Matt Davis (MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK)

Colin Phillips (University of Maryland, College Park)

Kuniyoshi Sakai (University of Tokyo)

Michael Tanenhaus (University of Rochester)


For additional information, contact cuny2010@nyu.edu