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Upcoming Workshop 

The Neurocognition of Language and Memory: Retention, Attrition, and Aging
A CBBC Workshop

Location and date
New Research Building Auditorium (to be confirmed)
Georgetown University
Friday, March 28th, 2008
8:30am - 6:30pm

Goals of the workshop
The workshop aims to bring together researchers, students and funders who are interested in various cognitive and neural aspects of retention, attrition, and aging in language and memory, but who generally do not interact much – in particular people from the Cognitive Neuroscience community who study memory or language, and researchers from the fields of Bilingualism and Second Language Acquisition (SLA).

Cristina Sanz and Michael Ullman, Organizers

8:30am Continental Breakfast
9:00am Introduction & Short Presentation
  Peggy McCardle (NICHD)
Highlights of NICHD-supported Research on Language and Bilingualism (Abstract)
9:30am Russ Poldrack (UCLA, Los Angeles)
Neural systems for learning and controlling skills (Abstract)
10:30am Morning Break
10:40am Monika Schmid (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Netherlands)
Language attrition: problems and challenges (Abstract)
11:40am Darlene Howard and James Howard (Georgetown University and Catholic University, Washington DC)
Aging and dissociable forms of implicit learning (Abstract)
12:40pm Lunch
1:40pm Christophe Pallier (CNRS, Paris)
Critical periods in language acquisition and language attrition (Abstract)
2:40pm Avi Karni (University of Haifa, Israel)
Making long-lasting memory for motor and linguistic skills: children are not better than adults (but rather different)? (Abstract)
3:40pm Afternoon Break
4:00pm Kara Morgan-Short, Cristina Sanz and Michael Ullman (University of Illinois, Chicago, and Georgetown University)
Retention and consolidation of second language grammar: Evidence from Event-Related Potentials (Abstract)
5:00pm Round Table Discussion
5:30pm Wine & Cheese Reception

There is no cost to attend the workshop. However, for planning purposes, we request that all attendees register individually. To register, please click here.

If you have any questions or concerns, or you would like to contact the organizers of the workshop, please email cbbc@georgetown.edu.

Complimentary parking will be provided to the first 30 non-Georgetown University registered attendees who email their request to cbbc@georgetown.edu.

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