Science of Aphasia

20th International Science of Aphasia Conference | The temporal lobe revisited: functional and neural updates

September, 23-26 2019
Versione stampabile

time: 9.00 a.m. 

venue: Villa Farnesina, Via della Lungara, 230, 00165 Rome (Italy)

  • deadline: May 1st, 2019


Current neuroimaging, neurophysiological and behavioral investigations provide increasingly detailed insights into the functional neuroanatomy of the left temporal lobe. Studies in cognitively intact and in brain-demaged populations converge in considering the left temporal lobe as critical for the ricognition and processing of speech sounds; for the recognition, comprehension and retrieval of spoken and written nouns and verbs; for the sentence comprehension; for verbal memory skills. The role of the left temporal lobe in the neural networks involved in language and language-related tasks will be discussed by cognitive neuroscientists from the perspective of neuroanatoly, neurology, neuropsychology, neuroimaging and neurolinguistics.

Invited Faculty

Marco Catani | NatBrainLab, King's College, UK
David Poeppel | Max-Planck-Institute für empirische Ästhetik, Frankfurt
Isabelle Peretz | University of Montréal, Canada
Gabriele Miceli | CIMeC, University of Trento, and Centro Interdisciplinare Linceo, Rome
Alex Martin | Section on Cognitive Neuropsychology, Laboratory of Brain and Cognition, National Institutes of Mental Health, Bethesda, USA
Costanza Papagno | University of Trento, and University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy
Laurent Cohen | ICM, Pitié Salpêtrière hospital and University of Paris, France
Cynthia K. Thompson | Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA

Scientific committee

Roelien Bastiaanse | Chair, Rijksuniversiteit Groeningen
Wendy Best | Univerity college, London
Ria de Bleser | Honorary member
David Howard | Newcastle University
Roel Jonkers | Rijksuniversiteit Groeningen
Gabriele Miceli | Università di Trento
Lyndsey Nickels | Macquarie University, Sydney
Carlo Semenza | Università di Padova

Programme available on the dedicated webpage 


online on the Balestra Congressi - Roma webpage.