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Conference Announcement and Call for Papers SPLM

Dear all,

below you'll find a conference announcement and call for papers for the workshop "Shared Processing in Language and Music - What Neurocognition and Disorders Reveal" to be held in Amsterdam in March 2015:


** Workshop **
Shared Processing in Language and Music - What Neurocognition and Disorders Reveal (SPLM)

** Important Dates **
Abstract submission deadline: October 15th 2015
Notification of acceptance: November 15th 2015
The workshop: March 27th & 28th 2015

** Venue **
University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

** Website **

** Emailaddress **

** Description **

Traditionally, language and music have been regarded as two separate domains. Growing evidence, however, suggest that these two domains share at least certain processes. While there is more interesting research every day, part of what makes this field so exciting is that there are still two very different perspectives: Those who emphasize the differences between music and language and those who emphasize the similarities. Not only behavioral paradigms but more and more neurophysiological techniques are used to test hypotheses arising from those different perspectives and to investigate the neural underpinnings of possibly shared cognitive processes. At the same time, disorders that affect either faculty but supposedly spare the other, such as amusia and aphasia, are of great interest, too, as they can also lead to insights on what is shared by both domains and what is not. Any contributions focusing on the question of shared mechanisms between music and language are welcome, whether specific disorders are investigated, neurocognitive methods are employed or a combination of both. Theoretical approaches to this topic are also welcome. This workshop aims at bringing together scientists from as diverse fields as linguistics, musicology, psychology, neurology and biology in order to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue that might create a better understanding of the shared processes in music and language.

** Keynote speakers **
Prof. Dr. Usha Goshwami, University of Cambridge, UK
Dr. Daniela Sammler, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig, Germany
Dr. Victoria Williamson, University of Sheffield, UK

We invite submissions for oral presentations on empirical or theoretical work. Abstracts should not be longer than one page (including references) and are to be submitted as pdfs to splm-fgw@xxxxxx.

The workshop is embedded in the SMART Cognitive Sciences Conference that is held from March 25th to March 28th 2015.

** Organizers **

Jasmin Pfeifer & Silke Hamann (University of Amsterdam)


Jasmin Pfeifer, M.A.

Institut für Sprache und Information
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