It looks like next year's Biolinguistics Network conference will be in Milan, with the theme of "language and the brain." Start thinking of abstracts now; you won't want to miss this one!
Sunday, May 30, 2010
Hi from Montréal, reporting to you (almost-)live from the Language Design conference. The Biolinguistics team was well-represented at this exciting event, with both editors, three advisory board members, and about a half dozen editorial board members in attendance. Thank you to the organizers at UQAM, especially fearless leader Anna Maria Di Sciullo, for bringing together a very interesting group of linguists, biologists, and others to address a wide variety of topics. For me personally, notable highlights included Richard Palmer's talk on morphological asymmetries in animals & plants as well as Partha Mitra's on zebra finch song.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
- NS: Talking evolved from walking in caterpillars
- SD: First direct recording made of mirror neurons in human brain
- SD: Language dysfunction in children may be due to epileptic brain activity
- NYT: Observatory - For some birds, it's not always the same old song
- Telegraph: Video - Migraine leaves woman speaking with Chinese accent
- SD: 'Ancestral Eve' crystal may explain origin of life's left-handedness
- SD: Mathematicians offer elegant solution to evolutionary conundrum
- arXiv: Algorithm reveals secrets of leaf shape
- SD: Sign language study shows multiple brain regions wired for language
- NS: 'Mirror gene' clue to brain's right-to-left links