Summer schools 2011
Neuroscience of Communicative Meaning Summerschool; June 6-10, 2011
One of the most remarkable feature of the human species is the capacity for sharing meaning. We are by far the best communicators around. So what is it about our brains that makes us so? In a summer school organized for PhD students and postdocs by Neuroscience & Cognition Utrecht and UiL OTS, five leading scientists gave their views on the matter: Friedemann Pülvermüller (Cambridge), Liina Pylkkänen (New York), Ira Noveck (Lyon), Evelyn Ferstl (Freiburg), and Ivan Toni (Nijmegen). Their tutorial sessions covered the cognitive neuroscience of word meaning, phrase-level semantic composition, pragmatic enrichment, text comprehension, and non-linguistic communicative abilities, including theory of mind skills. Read more.
Summer school Plasticity in the Adult Brain
This Summerschool took place between August 7 and August 12, 2011
The goal of the Summerschool was to teach and train advanced master students and starting PhD students in recent advances in neural plasticity, focusing on the adult brain and from an interdisciplinary perspective. Read more.