Sun 21st Jun 2020 @ 6:00pm - 7:00pm
This webinar will feature two renowned experts in the field of language and the brain as they join forces - Prof. Yosef Grodzinsky (ELSC, Israel) and Prof. Katrin Amunts (Director at the Forschungszentrum Jülich; head of the Scientific Committee, EU Human Brain Project, Germany). Katrin and Yosef will share their scientific voyage into the origins of our unique language capability. They will discuss their novel high-resolution mapping of linguistic regions in the brain and introduce clinical settings – where basic research is used to assess and treat patients who have lost aspects of their linguistic ability (e.g., aphasia) subsequent to stroke. We will then welcome comments and questions from participants regarding the fascinating and unique ability of language - the most powerful agent of human creativity. The event will be moderated by Prof. Idan Segev (ELSC, Israel).
Who Will You See There?
Katrin Amunts is a German neuroscientist. She is the Professor of the C. and O. Vogt Institute for Brain Research at the University of Düsseldorf and is also Director of the Institute of Neuroscience and Medicine in INM-1 in Forschungszentrum Jülich.
Prof. Grodzinsky is the head of the Neurolinguistics Laboratory at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC), and studies the neural bases of linguistic knowledge and processing.
The Talking Brain: From Neurolinguistics to Clinical Applications