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Join us at our inaugural symposium on Music and Language, with a focus this year on Development

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Published: 3 Apr 2013

Registration is now open for the CRBLM Inaugural Symposium on Music and Language, to be held in Montréal, Canada on Friday, May 3rd and Saturday May 4th 2013. A brief conference program is included below.  Full details about the conference and registration information are available at www.crblm.ca/symposium/registration  

About the conference:

Language and music are arguably the most significant social and neurobiological endowments of humankind. At the Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music (CRBLM) they are the framework through which our members address questions in human development, cognition, performance, function and dysfunction. They are also fruitful areas for cross-domain comparison. Music and language share many features such as a complex sound-pattern system, temporal structures, melody and intonation as well as sequencing and syntax. Conversely, differences in the domains illustrate what is unique about each. Please join us at our inaugural symposium in which we will explore these issues with local, national and international experts, with a focus this year on development.
For full details, visit our website: www.crblm.ca/symposium    

Program

Friday, May 3rd

9:00-10:00am
Jenny Saffran
(University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Music, language, and the infant mind: Mechanisms, interactions, and open questions
 
10:00-10:30am
Sandra Trehub
(University of Toronto, Mississauga)
A musical path to language
 
 
10:30-11:00am
Coffee break


11:00am-12:00pm
David Poeppel
(New York University)
The temporal structure of perceptual experience
 
12:00-12:30pm
Linda Polka
(McGill University)
The imprint of native language rhythm on speech and music (?) processing
 
12:30-1:15pm
Lunch Break


1:15-3:00pm
Poster session


3:00-4:00pm
Aniruddh D. Patel
(Tufts University)
Auditory processing demands in speech and music: a developmental perspective
 
4:00-6:00pm
Roundtable on sensitive periods
Chaired by Virginia Penhune (Concordia University) with Etienne de Villers-Sidani (McGill University), Denise Klein (McGill University), Laurel Trainor (McMaster University) and Jenny Saffran (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Saturday, May 4th

9:00am
Coffee break


9:30-10:30am
Nina Kraus
(Northwestern University)
Music, language and the brain: development and neuroeducational outcomes
 
10:30-11:00am
Jon Sakata
(McGill University)
Songbirds as model systems for human speech and musical abilities
 
11:00-11:30am
Break


11:30-12:00pm
Lucie Ménard
(Université du Québec à Montréal)
Speech development and prosody: some theoretical and experimental issues
 
12:00pm-1:00pm
Laurel Trainor
(McMaster University)
The development of spectral and temporal (rhythmic) processes that underlie musical and linguistic communication
 
Contact information: info [at] brams [dot] umontreal [dot] ca

Contact Information

Contact: Lisa Coady
Organization: Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Music
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