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Programme

Tuesday, 9 August, 2005
08:30 - 09:00 Registration (The Council Chamber, 8th Floor, Meng Wah Complex, University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road)
   
09:00 - 09:10 Welcoming remarks
  Chair: Dr. K.K. Luke, Head of Linguistics, HKU
  Speakers: Professor Paul Tam, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, HKU
Professor Edward Yang, Director, Jockey Club MRI Engineering Centre, HKU
   
09:10 - 10:00 Invited keynote speech: Tracing fronto-temporal language circuits
  Chair: Dr. Foong Ha Yap, Assistant Professor of Linguistics & Modern Languages, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  Speaker: Joseph T. Devlin, Ph.D.
Clinical and Cognitive Neuroscience group
Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain
University of Oxford, UK
   
10:00 - 10:50 Invited keynote speech: Specialisation for language emerges from the integration of nonverbal neural systems
  Chair: Dr. William S. Y. Wang, Chair Professor of Linguistics & Engineering, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  Speaker: Cathy Price, Ph.D.
Functional Imaging Laboratory
Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience
University College London, UK
   
10:50 - 11:10 Break
   
11:00 - 12:25 Oral presentations
  Chair: Dr. Siew Eng Chua, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, HKU
   
11:10 - 11:35 Mechanisms of voice processing
  Anne-Lise Giraud, Ph.D., Département d’Études Cognitives, Ecoles Normales Supérieures, Paris, France
   
11:35 - 12:00 Prosodic production tasks during fMRI reveal functional deficits in stutterers
  Christian Kell, Ph.D., Department of Neurology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main. Germany
   
12:00 - 12:25 "How the brain reads the Chinese language"
  Li-Hai Tan, Ph.D., Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Linguistics Department, University of Hong Kong, HK
   
12:25 - 12:30 Closing remarks

 

 
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