Month: July 2017

Call for Nominations: Heineken Prizes 2018

Nominations are now being accepted for the prestigious Heineken Prizes 2018. The deadline for nominations is 15 October 2017.

These international prizes, worth $ 200,000 each, reward outstanding achievement in the fields of:
· Biochemistry and Biophysics
· Cognitive Science
· Environmental Sciences
· History
· Medicine
These biennial prizes are intended explicitly for scientists and scholars who are currently active in their field and whose research still holds considerable promise for future innovative discoveries. International juries will select the winners.

The Heineken Prizes are offered by the Dr H.P. Heineken Foundation and the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation. The selection of the prizes is entrusted to the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Who can nominate?
Both institutes and individual researchers may nominate suitable candidates for these prizes until 15 October 2017. You will find a digital version of the nomination form and background information on the Heineken Prizes on our website .

New England Research on Dyslexia Society Conference

The 3rd meeting of the New England Research on Dyslexia Society will be held at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT on October 21, 2017.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: John Gabrieli, Ph.D, Professor of Brain and Cognitive Sciences, MIT

We invite all researchers with an interest in dyslexia or a related topic to submit abstracts for spoken or poster presentations.
We welcome research on topics including but not limited to dyslexia, individual differences in reading or reading-related skills, relations between reading and other perceptual/cognitive processes (i.e. speech, music), computational models of reading, cross-linguistic studies of reading disorders, animal models of dyslexia or related disorders, and reading education. Abstracts should be no longer than 200 words and clearly describe the purpose, methods, results and conclusions of your study.

Please rsvp and submit abstracts here.

Abstracts due July 21st, 2017

Who we are:
The New England Research Group on Dyslexia is an interdisciplinary community of researchers, educators, clinicians, and policy experts, whose work aims at elucidating the biological, including psychological, and social underpinnings of Developmental Dyslexia and related disorders with the objective of improving prevention, early detection, diagnosis, treatment/intervention and social support (including legal, political, and public health) associated with this learning disability. The NERDY community draws broadly from different academic settings (schools, universities, research institutes) in New England to bring together scholars with a common commitment both to empirical research and to multidisciplinary dialogue.

*The NERDY Conference is sponsored in part by The Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

Nicole Landi
Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences, University of Connecticut
Director of EEG Research, Haskins Laboratories
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology, Yale Child Study Center