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BCN PI Meeting: Let's talk: BCN research on language and the brain: September 27, 2018

Time:         9:00-17:00 hrs

Where:       The Normanbuilding, Lutkenieuwstraat 5 , 9712 AW Groningen

At this year’s PI meeting, BCN research on language, cognition and the brain will be in the spotlight, with BCN researchers from four different faculties presenting their work.

What are the current questions in BCN language research, and what methods are available to answer them?

The talks will be designed to answer these questions for a broad audience of BCN members. That is, you will not receive a detailed update of the latest findings, but instead are invited to take an interest in the questions that drive language research in Groningen and the empirical approaches that are pursued to answer them.

We explicitly invite BCN colleagues from all  fields of expertise to participate in an exchange of ideas about innovative approaches to research on language and possible links to other areas of research. We also hope to spark some ideas for new, interdisciplinary collaborations. Most of all, however, we want to provide a broad overview of BCN language research and its diversity.

We will round off the meeting with a keynote lecture by Carel ten Cate (University of Leiden) on the linguistic abilities of birds.

Confirmed speakers:

·         UMCG: Etienne Gaudrain, Terrin Tamati
·         Faculty of Arts: Roel Jonkers
·         Faculty of Science and Engineering : Jelmer Borst, Rineke Verbrugge
·         Faculty of Behavioural and Social Science: Sebastiaan Mathôt
·         University of Leiden, biology: Carel ten Cate,  keynote speaker

Organized by Jacolien van Rij (Faculty of Science and Engineering) and Simone Sprenger (Faculty of Arts).


09:00   Coffee
09:10 - 09:15   Welcome

09:15 - 11:35   Session I
            09:15 - 09:40 Etienne Gaudrain
           09:40 - 10:05 Roel Jonkers
           10:05 - 10:30 Jacolien van Rij & Simone Sprenger
           10:30 - 10:45 Coffee
            10:45 - 11:10 Jelmer Borst
            11:10 - 11:35 Sebastiaan Mathôt
12:00 - 12:45   Lunch

12 :45 - 13:35   Session II
           12:45 - 13:10 Terrin Tamati
           13:10 - 13:35 Rineke Verbrugge

13:35 - 13:45  Deniz Baskent (BCN Education Committee)
13:45 - 15:00  Brainstorming sessions (small groups):
                      BCN collaborations and interdisciplinary master projects
15:15 - 15:30  Plenary discussion
15:30 - 15:45  Coffee
15:45 - 16:45  Invited speaker: Prof. Dr. Carel ten Cate
16:45 - 17:30  Drinks


Deadline: September 24, 2018

Hope to see you on September 27!

With kind regards,
Jacolien van Rij ( )
Simone Sprenger (

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