Speakers short talks

Below you can find the speakers for our short talks categorized by theme and subtheme. The titles and abstracts of the talks are provided. Their websites are linked in case you would like to read more about one of the speakers. All short talks take place in room 163.

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Short talks Language Disorders

Babette Diepeveen

BabetteDiepeveen Subtheme: Language Disorders: Developmental
Title short talk: Early detection of children with developmental language disorders
Abstract: My talk is about the possibilities for identifying children with developmental language disorders at a young age using language milestones and various risk factors. I will discuss how the outcomes of my studies are applicable in the field of public health and well-child healthcare.
Location 163

Hayo Terband

Subtheme: Language Disorders: Developmental
Title short talk: Developmental models of childhood speech disorders
Abstract: Speaking is a the most complex cognitive-sensorimotor skill humans perform. My focus is on internal representations for speech production and perception and the interplay between different types of representations during development. More specifically, how do phonological and sensorimotor impairments relate to underlying deficits and adaptive strategies, and how do these express themselves in symptomatology?
Location 163

Vitória Piai

VitoriaPiai Subtheme: Language Disorders: Acquired
Title short talk: Conceptual and lexical retrieval in spoken word production
Abstract: I will present studies examining conceptual and lexical retrieval in spoken word production in healthy individuals and in individuals with brain lesions, with a particular focus on the roles of the temporal and prefrontal cortex.
Location 163

Anja Staiger

AnjaStaiger Subtheme: Language Disorders: Acquired
Title short talk: The organisation of speech motor control: Insights from motor speech disorders
Abstract: My talk will outline how the motor system involved in speaking can be compromised by brain damage and how motor speech impairments can contribute to the understanding of the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying speech.
Location 163

Short talks Memory & Learning

James McQueen

JamesMcQueen Subtheme: Memory & Learning: Neurocognition
Title short talk: Memory consolidation in word learning
Abstract: I will present studies using behavioral and neuroscientific techniques which investigated sleep-related memory consolidation in word learning. These studies provide insights into the nature of the lexical representations.
Location 163

Lisa Henderson

LisaHenderson Subtheme: Memory & Learning: Neurocognition
Title short talk: Learning and consolidating language: What can we learn from individual differences?
Abstract: A wealth of evidence suggests that sleep plays an important role in supporting the consolidation of new language over the lifespan. Bolstering this idea, this talk will draw on evidence of the impact of sleep on word learning over typical development and also in atypical populations, and consider how we can use this evidence to understand how best to optimise vocabulary growth.
Location 163

Leonidas Doumas

Subtheme: Memory & Learning: Animal and Computational Models
Title short talk: Cross-domain generalisation in humans and machines
Abstract: Humans are exceptionally good at generalising across domains. We regularly use information we have learned in one domain (e.g., stacking items on a shelf) to reason about another (e.g., solving puzzles in a video game). By contrast, this kind of generalisation is notoriously difficult for artificial neural networks. We present a neurocomputational model that accomplishes human-level cross-domain generalisation across different tasks.
Location 163

Marieke Woensdregt

MariekeWoensdregt Subtheme: Memory & Learning: Animal and Computational Models
Title short talk: Using computational modelling to investigate how language adapts to interaction
Abstract: Face-to-face interaction---arguably the primary ecology of language---provides both pressures (such as rapid turn-taking and noise) and affordances (such as interactive repair and other forms of metacommunication) for making conversations run smoothly. I will present computational modelling work that looks into how these different aspects of interaction may influence, through cultural evolution, the shape that language takes.
Location 163