Brain speaks! Seminar for language and brain researchers

  • Aika 14.12.2017 (Europe/Helsinki / UTC200)
  • Paikka Agora room C 234
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Brain speaks!   

You are most welcome to participate to Brain speaks -seminar on Thursday December 14th 8.30-16.00!
The seminar brings together researchers of language studies and brain research to discuss recent theoretical issues and methodological developments in their fields of study with a particular aim of promoting research collaboration between the disciplines. 

Opening 8.30

Minna Suni, Hannele Dufva & Tiina Parviainen


Presentations 8.40 - 10.00

8.40 - 9.00 Tiina Parviainen: How MEG can be used to study the sequence of language perception in the brain

9.00 - 9.20 Piia Astikainen: Perceptual learning of speech sounds: evidence from electrophysiological recordings in humans and rodents

9.20 – 9.40  Jarkko Hautala: A skip into unknown - over a word

9.40 - 10.00  Paola Pagano: Multidisciplinary research on the multilingual mind


Coffee break 10.00 - 10.30


Invited talk 10.30 - 11.30

How does the human brain work

Professor, emerita Riitta Hari (Aalto University)


Lunch 11.30 - 12.45


Invited talk 12.45 - 13.45

Computational modeling of early language acquisition: what and why?

Adjunct Professor, Research Fellow Okko Räsänen (Aalto University)


Coffee and posters 13.45 - 14.15

 Posters: Kaisa Lohvansuu:  Infant ERPs to speech predict reading speed in adolescence


 Blitz talks 14.15 - 15.15

  • Jarmo Hämäläinen: Grapheme-phoneme learning in the brain
  • Minna Torppa: Readtwin-discordance of identical twins in reading
  • Ari Huhta: Could neuroimaging contribute to the validation of language assessment instruments and procedures?
  • Hannele Dufva: Perspectives on language learning: The role of multimodality and situatedness
  • Minna Suni: Adult learners of Finnish: early steps of L2 development
  • Arja Piirainen-Marsh: Understanding as an embodied achievement:  the timing of manual depictive gestures in face-to-face interaction
  • Leila Kääntä: Embodied manifestations of changing states of understanding: a look at noticings and realizations
  • Tommi Jantunen: Multidimensional data and diverse technologies in sign language research


15.15 - 16.00 Discussion & planning for future collaboration