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Animal Communication and Human Language Workshop

Time: 
Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Location: 
Atrium in Stamp Union

Fifteen speakers in this 3-day workshop on "New Perspectives in Animal Models of Language" will explore new insights into syntactic and semantic aspects of natural communication in animals (ranging from mice and parrots to monkeys and whales), describe behavioral and neural studies of brain activity in animals trained to discriminate human phonemes and learn simple grammars, present recent findings on the neural basis for mimicry and auditory memory that may underlie language ability, and examine brain imaging studies showing similarities in brain organization for processing communication sounds in dogs, monkeys, and humans and other species. This exciting research field raises many profound questions related to the evolution and neural basis of language and will be of interest to a broad community including those in linguists, biologists, psychologists, zoologists, audiologists and hearing scientists, behaviorists, artificial language theorists, engineers, and neuroscientists.

Friday session is FREE, but registration is required. 

There is a small fee to register for the full workshop (Friday-Sunday); early bird rates end on 9/9.

This workshop is organized by the Brain and Behavior Initiative