Wednesday, January 26, 2011

NLC2011 debates and keynote addresses

We are planning the program for the next Neurobiology of Language Conference. Who would you like to see in the debate forum? Who would you like to see for keynote speakers?


Unknown said...

Debate topic: Neurobiological vs. cog-linguistic approaches to rehabilitation of aphasia.

Speakers: Steve Small vs. David Caplan

Will Graves said...

How about a debate on the nature of concept representations in the brain? Alfonso Caramazza could argue for concepts as segregated into non-decomposable evolutionarily-relevant categories. Larry Barsalou could argue for concepts as being grounded in sensory-motor systems with binding of features occurring in association cortices. I may not have their exact positions right, but I think they differ roughly along those lines.