February 28, 2018
Title: What individual differences in reading (dis)ability and second-language learning tell us about the brain’s language network
When: Wednesday, February 28th, 4pm
Where: De Grandpré Communications Centre at the Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 rue University (directions)
This talk is co-hosted by the Montreal Bilingualism and Brain Initiative and the CRBLM. Refreshments will be served.
Human language involves coordinating a distributed network of brain regions in the left and right hemispheres. Much of what we know about this language network comes from neuroimaging studies that average results across groups of largely university-aged, high-achieving individuals. This talk explores a complementary approach that examines variation in the function and structure of the language network, and ties this variability to fine-grained behavioural differences among individuals. Read More
February 28, 2018
As part of Marc Joannisse‘s visit to Montreal, the Montreal Brain and Bilingualism Initiative and CRBLM are co-hosting a student Data Blitz.
When: Wednesday, February 28, 10:00-11:30
Where: 2001 McGill-College, 15th floor, room #1552
Shanna Kousaie – The effects of second language experience on brain structure: A voxel-based morphometry study
Elise Barbeau – Improved reconstruction of the white matter language pathways and second language learning
January 23, 2018 - May 01, 2018
When: 1st meeting – Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018, 9:30-10:30
Where: SCSD, McGill, 2001 McGill College, 8th floor, room #831
Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence have attracted a lot of interest from both the academic and non-academic sectors. Major investments have been announced in Montreal for both AI and Neuroscience (see media links below). Both fields have an intertwined history since the 50s. But what is exactly AI today? How does it relate to Cognitive Science and Neuroscience? How can AI improve these scientific fields? What can Cognitive Science and Neuroscience contribute to the development of Artificial Intelligence?
January 24, 2018 - May 02, 2018
When: 1st meeting – Wednesday, January 24rd, 2018, 9:00-10:00
Where: SCSD, McGill, 2001 McGill College, 8th floor, room TBA
People who speak more than one language must normally produce and comprehend just one language at a time. But are bilinguals/multilinguals different from monolinguals even in monolingual processing situations? Do differences stem from coactivation, transfer, or competition, and how are these processes different? Does interference only affect linguistic performance, or is competence also vulnerable, and where is the distinction? Read More