International Brain and Syntax Think Tank


International Brain and Syntax Think Tank

Location: Northwestern University, Evanston campus

Dates: October 11-12, 2019

Workshop goals
This workshop will bring together researchers who study the neural organization of syntax. The goal of the workshop is to summarize the state-of-the-science based on research with both neurotypical and aphasic participants and, crucially, to identify future directions for research in the area. The two day meeting will include presentations from invited speakers and open discussion sessions on critical topics, including the neurofunctional architecture of syntax and its components and neurocognitive interfaces between syntax and other linguistic and domain-general processing systems.

The meeting will also include a poster session. Abstracts of original, unpublished work on the brain and syntax  are invited (maximum 1000 words [excluding references], one figure and one table).

Important dates
Paper submission deadline: July 1 
Notification of acceptance: August 15

Submission guidelines
Submit to: International Brain and Syntax Think Tank by July 1, 2019. Best posters will be selected for poster blitz platform presentation!

Invited Speakers

Giosué Baggio (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Maria Garraffa (Heriot-Watt University)
Yosef Grodzinsky (Hebrew University, FZ Jülich)
Gregory Hickok (University of California at Irvine)
Richard Lewis (University of Michigan)
Na’ama Friedmann (Tel Aviv University)
Jennifer Mack (University of Massachusetts)
Umesh Patil (University of Cologne)
Cynthia Thompson (Northwestern University)
Rosemary Varley (University College London)
Spiridoula Varlokosta (University of Athens)
Ming Xiang (University of Chicago)

Program committee

Borna Bonakdarpour (Northwestern University)
Yosef Grodzinsky (Hebrew University, FZ Jülich)
Nayoun Kim (University of Toronto)
Matthew Nelson (Northwestern University)
Cynthia Thompson (Northwestern University)
Matthew Walenski (Northwestern University)
Masaya Yoshida (Northwestern University)