CNI seminar: Mackenzie Mathis

April 26, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Mackenzie Mathis Bertarelli Foundation Chair of Integrative Neuroscience Director of the Adaptive Motor Control Laboratory Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL)   via Zoom   From pose to actions, how deep learning can be harnessed for measuring animal behavior   Behavior is an essential component to understanding neural function. As part of our quest […]

Marlyse Baptista Department of Linguistics University of Michigan   Cognition and language emergence: A focus on Creole genesis   Creole languages typically emerge in multilingual settings involving dramatic power differentials between the populations in contact, as in the case of enslavement, indentured or migrant labor. They result from the multiple, complex social factors and linguistic […]

ILST seminar: Rafael Ventura

April 29, 2022
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Rafael Ventura SCEW Postdoc/MindCORE   via Zoom   Drift and Selection in Language Change   Over half a century ago, George Zipf observed that more frequent words tend to be older. Corpus studies since then have confirmed this pattern, with frequent words being replaced and regularizing less often. Two main hypotheses have been proposed to […]

Philippe Schlenker Directeur de Recherche, Ecole Normale SupĂ©rieure, Paris Global Distinguished Professor, New York University   Click here to register!   Combining Logic and Iconicity in Sign Language Semantics   It has long been accepted that sign language (i) employs the same logical structures as spoken language (occasionally making its abstract components overt), and simultaneously […]