Spring School 2019 “Language & Music in Cognition” in Cologne, Germany

We are happy to announce our spring school of “Language and Music in Cognition” taking place in Cologne, Germany, from February 2nd to 8th, 2019.

If you wish to participate in this spring school, please apply until November 30th, 2018.
For more details, please visit our homepage:
http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/38531.html?&L=1

Important details are also summarized below.

Best regards,

Rie Asano

Organization committee
Language and Music in Cognition, Cologne, Germany

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Event title: Spring School “Language and Music in Cognition”
Location: University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Dates: February 2nd – 8th, 2019
Webpage: http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/38531.html?&L=1
Language: English
Application Deadline: November 30th, 2018 23:59 (UTC+1, Central European Time)

Overview:
“Language and Music in Cognition” is an international spring school held from February 2nd to 8th, 2019 at University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. The spring school is open for Bachelor and Master students, PhD students, and Post-doc researchers. Participation in the spring school is free of charge.

If you are interested in participating in this spring school, please submit your application (motivation letter and CV) until November 30th, 2018.
You can find information about the application process here:
http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/38573.html?&L=1

This spring school offers lectures given by experts in different research areas. The topics include:

  • Marr’s three levels and Tinbergen’s four questions;
  • Syntax, prosody, and dance;
  • Human neurogenetics and comparative genomics;
  • Evo-devo and niche construction;
  • Action and social cognition;
  • Computational neurocognitive modeling.

In addition to the lectures, there will be workshops, group work sessions, discussion sessions, and a poster session. Applicants are invited to contribute their own work to the poster session. An abstract of the poster can be also submitted via the application form until November 30th, 2018.

Confirmed Lecturers:
Michael A. Arbib, Cedric Boeckx, Steven Brown, Simon E. Fisher, Sascha Frühholz, Etienne Koechlin, David Poeppel, Kai Vogeley, Kate E. Watkins, …

Seminars & Lectures in WT18/19

During the upcoming winter term, the interdisciplinary project „Language and Music in Cognition“ once again offers many interesting courses for Bachelor and Master students. Find attached an overview of all lectures and seminars, amongst others an introductory lecture series and methodological seminars discussing EEG data analysis or empirical research in linguistics.

http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/34667.html

Spring School “Language, Music, and Cognition: Organizing Events in Time”

SpringSchool2018_Poster_finalWe are happy to announce our spring school of “Language, Music, and Cognition” taking place in Cologne, Germany, from February 26th to March 2nd, 2018.

If you wish to participate in this spring school, please apply till December 31st, 2017.
For more details, please visit our homepage (http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/36005.html?&L=1).

Event title: Spring School “Language, Music, and Cognition”
Location: University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Dates: February 26th – March 2nd, 2018
Webpage: http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/36007.html?&L=1
Language: English
Application Deadline: December 31st, 2017 23:59 (UTC+1, Central European Time)

Overview:
“Language, Music, and Cognition” is an international spring school held from February 26th to March 2nd, 2018 at University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany. Participation to the spring school is free of charge.

If you are interested in participating in this spring school, please submit your application (motivation letter and CV) till December 31st, 2017.
You can find information about the application process here: http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/36007.html?&L=1

This spring school provides lectures given by experts in the respective research areas including biology, psychology, neuroscience, musicology, linguistics, and computer science. Along with the lectures, there will be group work sessions and a poster session. Applicants are invited to contribute their own work to the poster session. The abstract of the poster can be also submitted via application form till December 31st, 2017.

Topics & Confirmed Lecturers:
Comparative Evolutionary Biology
Chris Petkov (Newcastle University, UK)
Constance Scharff (Free University of Berlin, Germany)

Social Cognition
Ian Cross (University of Cambridge, UK)
Kai Vogeley (University of Cologne, Germany)

Developmental Psychology
Maria Teresa Guasti (University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy)
Barbara Höhle (University of Potsdam, Germany)

Cognitive Neuroscience of Speech, Language, and Communication
Sonja Kotz (Maastricht University, the Netherlands)
Daniela Sammler (Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Germany)

Computational and Biological Approaches to Language and Music
Uwe Seifert (University of Cologne, Germany)
Cedric Boeckx (University of Barcelona, Spain)

Language and Music in Cognition

Interdisciplinary Education Program in Language and Music Cognition Research

Language_music_cognitionWe got an interdisciplinary education project on language, music, and cognition accepted!

Several lecture series, seminars, workshops and winter schools are planned at the University of Cologne!
Don’t miss those events!

Official homepage: http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/34666.html?&L=1

Workshop: Introducing Mobile Brain-Computer Interfaces to Music Research in Musicology

BCMI_Koeln_posterProgram (Day 1 & Day 2)

Dates: 24 April & 06 June 2015 (10:00-18:00)
Location: R. 1.416 (Alter Seminarraum)

Workshop language: German

Neuroscientific research methods have become increasingly popular in music research. Recent developments in Neuromusicology include two directions. On one hand, music is regarded as a neurocognitive system and its functional mind/brain architecture is investigated. On the other hand, brain signals (as recorded with the electroencephalogram, EEG) are used directly to generate music or more generally artistic interactions. The latter is closely related to the new field of Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs), which were originally developed to give severely paralyzed patients the ability to communicate or control devices such as artificial limbs or wheelchairs, but are also used in New Media Art. The area with a special focus on music is called „Brain-Computer Music Interfacing” (BCMI).

In this workshop, basic concepts of Neuromusicology and BCIs are introduced, which are accompanied by practical exercises on using BCIs. The contents are:

  • Introduction to neuroscience (focus on EEG)
  • Use of EEG in Neuromusicology
  • Different approaches in BCI research
  • Overview of application areas
  • Video lecture about neuroscience and music therapy (tbc. Jörg Fachner)
  • BCIs in artistic contexts such as New Media Art (talk and demonstration by media artist Claudia Robles)
  • Hands-on sessions with Emotiv EPOC+ system

This workshop is the first step towards introducing several fields of neuroscience of music to musicology and integrating them into cognitive musicology in order to understand music as a neurocognitive system.

ATTENTION: A LIMITED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
PLEASE REGISTER VIA E-MAIL!

Organizers: Clemens Maidhof, Rie Asano, & Uwe Seifert
Contact: bcmi_koeln@web.de
Web: http://www.musicolinguistics.de/bcmi-koeln/

Department of Systematic Musicology
Institute of Musicology
University of Cologne
Cologne, Germany

Upcoming events

CogSci 2015
July 22-25, 2015
Mind, Technology, and Society
Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, CA, USA
Web / Call for papers (February 1, 2015)

SMPC 2015
August 1-5, 2015
Vanderbilt University, Nashville, USA
Web / Call for abstracts (Deadline: February 2, 2015)

ESCOM 2015
August 17-22, 2015
Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK
Web / Call for papers (closed)

SysMus15
September 17-19, 2015
Institut für Musikwissenschaft, Leipzig, Germany
Web / Call for papers (closed)

ICP 2016 (International Conference of Psychology)
July 24-29, 2016
Pacifico Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Web / Call for abstracts

CogSci 2016
August 3-6, 2016
Recognizing and Representing Events:
Integrating Psychological, Philosophical, Linguistic, Computational and Neural Perspectives
Philadelphia Convention Center; Philadelphia, USA
Web / Call for papers

Evolang 11
2016
New Orleans
Web / Call for papers

Past Events

ICMPC13-APSCOM5
August 4-8, 2014
Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
Web / Call for papers (closed)

Collective Intentionality IX
September 10-13, 2014
Indiana University, Bloomington, USA
Web / Call for papers (closed)

SysMus14
September 18-12, 2014
Music, Mind & Brain Group, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Web / Call for papers (colsed)

CogWis 2014: How Language and Behavior Constitute Cognition
September 29 – October 2, 2014
University of Tuebingen, Tuebingen, Germany
Web / Call for papers (closed)

CogMIR 2014
October 4, 2014
Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Web / Call for papers

iCog: Perspectives of Learning
October 15-16,2014
University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
Web / Call for papers

Workshop: Comparative Biomusicology – Feb 25-26 2014, Cologne, Germany

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next week on February 25-26 2014 a workshop on
Comparative Biomusicology
will take place at the Institute of Musicology, University of Cologne, Cologne/Germany.

For more information, please visit our website (http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/19788.html) or send us email (rie.asano@uni-koeln.de).

Please pass along to anyone you think would be interested in attending.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

Best regards,

Uwe Seifert & Rie Asano

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Confirmed Discussants:

  • Cedric Boeckx (ICREA, Barcelona, Spain)
  • Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky (Neurolinguistics, Marburg, Germany)
  • W. Tecumseh Fitch (Cognitive Biology, Vienna, Austria)
  • Stefan Koelsch (Biological Psychology and Music Psychology, Berlin, Germany)
  • Matthias Schlesewsky (Department of English and Linguistics, Mainz, Germany)
  • Barbara Tillmann, via video conference (CRNL, Lyon, France)
  • Kai Vogeley (Department of Psychiatry, Cologne, Germany)

Further discussants are invited.
The list of confirmed discussants will be updated on this homepage.

Location:

Institute of Musicology
Raum 1.416 (Alter Seminarraum)
Universität zu Köln
Hauptgebäude
Albertus-Magnus-Platz

Begin: Tuesday, February 25 2014 at 9:30 am

End: Wednesday, February 26 2014 in the late afternoon

Organizer: Rie Asano & Uwe Seifert

Web: http://musikwissenschaft.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/19788.html

It would help us if you could send a short e-mail if you are interested in visiting our workshop: rie.asano@uni-koeln.de

Short description of the workshop:

Cedric Boeckx initiated a new research program in biolinguistics called “comparative biolinguistics” (see his “Exploratory Workshop on Comparative Biolinguistics” and e.g. Benítez-Burraco & Boeckx, 2013).

On February 25-26, 2014, we are planning a workshop for two days to explore how that program might be adapted to music research (which, then, might be called “comparative biomusicology”).

The main aims of the workshop are to discuss:

1) The role and relation of theory and empirical research in such a comparative research program.

2) How results from comparative language-music research might be related. Comparative research includes within-species comparisons such as (developmental) disorders, different cognitive systems (e.g. language, music, and motor cognition) and cultural variations as well as between-species comparisons (e.g. birds, mammalians, non-human primates, and humans).

3) The role and relation of proximate and ultimate analysis in investigating the  cognitive systems language and music.

In general, we are interested to discuss from the point of view of linguistics (Cedric Boeckx), cognitive musicology (Uwe Seifert & Rie Asano), cognitive biology (W. Tecumseh Fitch), cognitive neuroscience and social cognition (Kai Vogeley), Cognitive Neuroscience and language (Matthias Schlesewsky & Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky) and cognitive neurocscience and psychology (Barbara Tillmann – via video conference) how, then, both programs might enhance each other and which strategies might be shared theoretically and empirically.

Call for papers: EvoMus Workshop in Vienna, Austria

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Call deadline: October 23, 2013 (23:59 CET)

We welcome contributions (15-20 minutes including questions) describing original research on the evolutionary origins of music (see workshop description below for details). Experimental and empirical contributions are particularly encouraged. Short abstracts (.doc files following the standard Evolang format) of max. 1 page (including references) should be sent to evomus.cogbio@univie.ac.at with “Evolang Workshop Submission” as subject. Confirmation of submission will be given.

Submission deadline: October, 23rd 2013 (23:59 CET)
Notification of acceptance: November, 17th 2013

The purpose of this workshop is to (i) provide a common platform for researchers from a range of fields (syntax, phonology, typology, biomusicology, ethnomusicology, neuroscience, etc) to compare results and methodologies, (ii) discuss and integrate findings from different disciplines within the evolutionary and cognitive frameworks, (iii) develop critical hypotheses whose empirical testing can shed light on issues at the frontier between the evolution of language and music.
EvoMus: The evolution of music and language in a comparative perspective
This workshop will hence compare recent findings on language and music along three lines of inquiry: evolutionary, cognitive and methodological.

  1. The evolutionary approach: What is the relationship between the origins of language and music? Can findings in one discipline inform the other? Which experiments are crucial to reject or accept hypotheses of common origins? Are the common origin (a musilanguage split into language and music) and branching (music originated by scission from language or vice-versa) hypotheses tenable at all?
  2. The cognitive approach: To what extent do language and music processing overlap in the brain and mind? How can experimental studies inform us about shared neural resources? In particular, do structural similarities in language and music map to shared processing mechanisms?
  3. The methodological approach: Current research on language evolution makes, among others, broad use of agent-based modeling, iterated learning experiments and comparative research in non-human animals. How are similar techniques used to investigate the evolution of music? What kind of models and computer simulations could be “imported” from language to music research (and vice versa) successfully and meaningfully?

For further description, see the workshop description!

Contact:
Andrea Ravignani
Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna
Althanstrasse 14. 1090 Vienna, Austria
Email: andrea.ravignani@univie.ac.at

Call for papers: EvoLang 10 in Vienna, Austria

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Call deadline: September 13, 2013

The 10th International Conference on the Evolution of Language will be held on 14th-17th April 2014 in Vienna at the Department of English of Vienna University.

The 10th International Conference on the Evolution of Language (Vienna, April 14th-17th, 2014) invites substantive contributions relating to the evolution of human language. Submissions may be in any relevant discipline, including, but not limited to, anthropology, archeology, artificial life, biology, cognitive science, genetics, linguistics, modeling, paleontology, physiology, primatology, and psychology. Normal standards of academic excellence apply.

Submitted papers should aim to make clear their own substantive claim, relating this to relevant scientific literature, and briefly setting out the method by which the claim is substantiated, the nature of the relevant data, and/or the core of the theoretical argument concerned. Submissions may be theory-based, but empirical studies should not rest on preliminary results.

Submissions can be made (by Sept. 13th, 2013) both for podium presentations (20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion) and for poster presentations. They are limited to one first-authored podium presentation and one first-authored poster per person. There is no limit on second authored submissions. – When submitting, please indicate whether your submission is to be considered for inclusion as a talk, as a poster, or as either of the two.

For both podium and poster presentations, there are two possible types of submission: (a) Full papers, which can have a length of between 6 and 8 pages, and (b) Abstracts, which can be up to 2 pages long.

All accepted submissions will be published in a bound proceedings volume to appear before the start of the conference.

For detailed instructions on how to submit a paper or poster go to the submission section.

For further information, please visit the official homepage:http://evolangx.univie.ac.at/home/