LanPercept - Language and Perception
Language and perception are two basic cognitive systems which constantly interact and rely on each other in our daily existence.
LanPercept studies how people at different ages and with different deficits map language to what they perceive. The network of senior specialists and young professionals work together to develop new tools and software to help educational and health practitioners in their work.
Upcoming training event:
3rd Training School
entitled "Language and perception across the lifetime" will take place in Seville on 22–23 October 2015
Article on our research on autism
published on NRK.
Article on Sobh Chahboun's LanPercept project
Dorota Smith wins 1st price
for the best Research Poster of the Basic and Allied Neuroscience Research Group at the LHS Postgraduate Research Day.
Preliminary program for the Aston event
The preliminiary program for the Aston event is now online. The even will take place from September 15–18.
Article on LanPercept projects in the newspaper
An article on the LanPercept projects "The processing of figurative (indirect) language and pragmatic inferencing from visual context in typical and atypical language" and "Situation models and comprehension in Autism Spectrum Disorders" was published in the spanish newspaper ABC Sevilla with the title "Un proyecto europeo propone terapias para niños con dificultad en el lenguaje".
Prof. Mila Vulchanova speaks at The Future of the Doctorate EU Conference
Prof. Mila Vulchanova speaks about LanPercept and experiences from EU PhD training
at The Future of the Doctorate EU Conference, Riga - May 28-29, 2015
Important recognition of LanPercept fellow
Harm Brouwer has been awarded the 2015 Robert J. Glushko Prize for outstanding dissertations in cognitive science. Dr. Brouwer received his PhD from the University of Groningen in 2014, for his dissertation entitled "The Electrophysiology of Language Comprehension: A Neurocomputational Model", before joining Matthew Crocker's group at Saarland University, as a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellow last July. As one of only four dissertations to be honoured by the prize in 2015, Harm has been invited to present his thesis to this year's meeting of the Cognitive Science Society in Pasadena, California, where he will also receive the $10,000 award. Congratulations Harm!!
LanPercept story on Horizon 2020 website:
Upcoming training event:
2nd Training Course
Neurophysiological Methods for Language and Perception
20th–22nd of May 2015 at the University of Saarbrücken
More detailed information and the programme can be found on this page.
Also see our News Archive
This project has received funding from the European Union's Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 316748.