Conference: BRAIN AND THE LEXICON

From Monday 21 September 2015 at 9:15am, to Tuesday 22 September 2015 at 12:30pm

 

Center for Logic, Language, and Cognition

University of Turin

Palazzo del Rettorato, via Verdi 8, Turin

 

BRAIN AND THE LEXICON

 

Monday, 21 SEPTEMBER

 

9.15     Greetings

Gianmaria AJANI (Rector, Università di Torino)

Massimo FERRARI (Director of the Department of Philosophy and Education, Università di Torino)

Diego MARCONI (Coordinator of the project The role of visual imagery in lexical processing, funded by Compagnia di San Paolo)

 

10.00   Opening Lecture

Gabriella VIGLIOCCO (University College London)  

On the representation of abstract concepts and words

 

11.45   

Matthew LAMBON RALPH (University of Manchester)

The role of anterior temporal regions in semantic cognition: Convergent clinical and neuroscience data

 

15.00   

Friedemann PULVERMÜLLER (Freie Universität, Berlin)

From concepts to lexical semantics: Is there a benefit?

 

16.45   

Diego MARCONI (Università di Torino)

Work on the dual structure of lexical semantic competence

 

 

Tuesday, 22 SEPTEMBER

 

9.30   

Guido GAINOTTI (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Roma)

Is the abstraction capacity due to the amodal format of conceptual representations or to the power of language?

 

11.15    Closing Lecture

David KEMMERER (Purdue University, West Lafayette)

On the need to distinguish between word meanings and nonlinguistic concepts in cognitive neuroscience