33 / Mind and Brain III:Audition, Language, Communication

26 April – 4 May 2003        Send to printer


Course directors

Melita Kovačević, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Selma Supek, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Risto Ilmoniemi, BioMag Laboratory, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
Csaba Pleh, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary


Course description:

The Mind and Brain III graduate course is dedicated to an interdisciplinary approach to the complex phenomena of audition, language, and communication. It will consist of teaching sessions (tutorials and research-based lectures) led by world-renowned experts, in combination with student presentations, all of which will be oral. The lecturers were encouraged to put a strong emphasis on methodological issues whenever applicable since a range of functional brain imaging methods has allowed a noninvasive assessment of the auditory and eloquent cortices in humans. The list of topics includes speech perception, temporal and spectral cues in complex sounds, effects of altered processing of auditory information on cognitive processes, spatio-temporal dynamics of word processing, understanding words and getting jokes, neurocognition of language, psycholinguistic methods, language development and developmental language deficits, dyslexia, verbal and non-verbal thinking, from magic speech to normative text, language in psychotherapy, auditory hallucinations. In addition, advanced functional brain imaging techniques such as magnetoencephalography (MEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) will be introduced and spatio-temporal localization methods discussed as well as the efforts toward an integrated multi-modality functional imaging. The course will be open to 70 participants. Early registration is recommended.COURSE PROGRAM, ABSTRACT SUBMISSION, and other info on www.brain.hr


Course lecturers

Helmut Moritz, University of Graz, Austria
Melita Kovačević, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Selma Supek, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Peter Illes, University of Zürich, Switzerland
James Booth, Northwestern University, United States
Hendrikus Duifhuis, University of Groningen, Netherlands
Peter Hagoort, University of Nijmegen, Netherlands
Risto Ilmoniemi, BioMag Laboratory, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland
Jari Karhu, University of Kuopio and Nexstim,Ltd, Helsinki, Finland
Ksenija Marinković, Harvard University, United States
Csaba Pleh, Technical University of Budapest, Hungary
Kensuke Sekihara, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Technology, Japan
Csepe Valeria, Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary
Jurg von Ins, University of Bern, Switzerland
Chris Wood, Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA, United States


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