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Language and the Brain Moonshot Poster Session

December 5, 2019
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

Linguistics Department Library, 3401-C Walnut St, Suite 300, 3401 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Undergraduates in LING104 (Language and the Brain) work on a semester-long project in which they attempted to find a solution to a huge problem or big question in the field
Date: Thursday Dec 5
Time: 10:45-11:45am (stop by anytime in this window)
LocationLinguistics Department Library (3401-C Walnut Street, Suite 300)
Coffee and doughnuts provided!!

Using technology to create a tool that provides language-based exercises to those at risk for neurodegenerative diseases, wherein these exercises would be used to both provide early treatment for the diseases and assess risk for them.

The Glia Club
“How can we treat dyslexia using a multisensory teaching approach within the home? Most of dyslexia treatment is integrated into education (school), but we propose to bring treatment into the home.”
The New Bilinguals
“How can we cure expressive aphasia among bilingual people? We [propose a] new type of therapy that stimulates the brain through visual, written, auditory and spoken ways. We are trying to create an educational application that would allow patients to access treatment easier and under less cost.”
Neuro Notes
“How can we tackle Specific Language Impairment (SLI) among young individuals (infants, toddlers) using a musical approach?” A combined study using NIRS and machine learning.
Broca’s Babies
“How can we best reform the American foreign language curriculum to adequately equip students to comfortably and effectively articulate a language other than English using modern findings and models of the neuroscience of language?”
“How can we affordably integrate knowledge of emotions and context into technology to provide a more comprehensive translating experience?”
A Sharp Not A Flat
“Develop algorithms that personalize songs for patients with dementia to [improve quality of life by facilitating communication and memory]”
The Rolling Tongue 
Create a “brain pacemaker” to “physically reboot damaged areas; using brain stimulation to rewire this portion of the brain, using the pacemaker as a way to send signals to the brain that would ease an aphasiac patient’s production of language.”
(A) (S)econd (L)anguage
Improving early access to sign language for deaf children
Disorderly Conduct
Improve early detection of dyslexia through nation-wide comprehensive standardized tests.