CRBLM Scientific Day 2018, distinguished speaker: Patricia Kuhl
The CRBLM 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, Co-Director, Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences University of Washington (SH-2800)
Early Language Acquisition: Infant Brain Measures Advance Theory
Neuroimaging the infant brain is advancing our understanding of the human capacity for language and helping to elucidate ‘critical periods’ for language learning early in development. I will describe studies and data that test specific hypotheses about the nature of the mechanisms underlying human language learning. One hypothesis under test is that early in development, infant learning is ‘gated’ by the social brain. Our work is leading to the identification of biomarkers that may allow early diagnosis of risk for language impairments such as autism and dyslexia. Language is a model system for understanding humans’ most advanced capabilities.
12h Lunch for CRBLM members (SH-4800)
(free, registration is closed)
13h Poster session (SH-4800) Abstracts here.
When: Monday, May 14, 2018
Where: Sherbrooke Pavillon at UQAM (200 Sherbrooke W).