Wednesday, December 16, 2009

WINTER STORM - intensive training session in language science

You are cordially invited to participate in Winter Storm!

Winter Storm is a FREE 2-week intensive training session in language science, covering the latest software and hardware techniques and language diversity research topics in the fields of cognitive neuroscience and computational/neural modeling.

Winter Storm takes place on campus Monday through Friday from 9-4 from January 11-22 (excluding MLK day). Daily activities include breakfast, morning seminars on hardware and software techniques, guest speaker lunch presentations, and research focus groups. Winter Storm is brought to you by U of Md's NSF-IGERT program in Biological and Computational Foundations of Language Diversity. This is an interdisciplinary program that brings together students and faculty from Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Hearing & Speech, Human Development, Linguistics, NACS, Philosophy, Psychology, and Second Language Acquisition.

Winter storm is open to all interested participants. A full schedule will be sent out at a later date to everyone who signs up. Participants need not attend every session to participate. For more information or to sign-up, please contact Csilla Kajtar by January 1st. More information will also appear at

Monday, December 7, 2009

Training course in the use of fMRI at the University of Michigan

The University of Michigan offers a two-week training course in the use of fMRI that includes instruction on the motivation for using fMRI, the physics that underlies the technique, the design of experiments, the acquisition of data, the analysis of those data, and the interpretation of brain activations that result. The course is open to faculty, postdocs, and graduate students and funding is available for travel and living expenses. More information can be found at the website below which contains application information along with lecture and lab notes as well as podcasts of the lectures from the 2009 version of the course.

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