April 26, 2018
Title: The benefit to speech perception of hearing a familiar talker
Abstract: People often have to listen to someone speak in the presence of competing voices. Much is known about the acoustic cues used to overcome this challenge, but almost nothing is known about the utility of cues derived from experience with particular voices—cues that may be particularly important for older people and others with impaired hearing. Read More
May 03, 2018
May 04, 2018
Title: How corpus linguistics can contribute to SLA research: three case studies
There is wide agreement in the second language acquisition research community across all contemporary theoretical foci that second language learning is an inherently complex process: a multitude of language-internal and -external factors jointly characterize the initial state, the developmental route, the speed of advancement, and the ultimate attainment of second language learning, and they do so to varying extents at different stages of proficiency.
May 14, 2018
Scientific Day is an annual event that showcases the research interests of the Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music (CRBLM). The program for the day will be as follows:
11h Keynote Speaker Patricia Kuhl (SH-2800)
12h Lunch for CRBLM members (SH-4800)
(free, registration required before April 27)
13h Poster session (SH-4800)
When: Monday, May 14, 2018
Where: Sherbrooke Pavillon at UQAM (200 Sherbrooke W).
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