Nijmegen, Netherlands

Trends in the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language

when 4 July 2022 - 8 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 600

What makes human language special? How are meaningful representations are encoded into language and shared in the context of human communicative interaction? What are the differences and commonalities with the communication in other species? In this course you will explore the key processes and functions of the human brain, which enable you to use language to communicate and interact with others.

Course leader

Francesca Carota
Postdoctoral Reseacher
Neural Dynamics of Language Production - Neurobiology of Language Department
Max-Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Jana Bašnáková
Neurobiology of Language Department
Max-Planck Institute for Psycholingu

Target group


The course is designed for Master / PhD students with a background in psychology, cognitive, language, medical, or natural sciences.

Course aim

After this course you are able to:

- Understand current theories and questions in the psycho- and neurolinguistics, with a special focus on semantics and pragmatics of human communication and their neural underpinnings.
- Analyse the neurocognitive and psychological processes that underlie complex behaviour.
- Evaluate the link between theoretical questions and the way they can be addressed using specific methods and techniques.

Fee info

EUR 600: The fee includes the registration fees, course materials, access to library and IT facilities, coffee/tea, lunch, and a number of social activities.


We offer several reduced fees:
€ 540 early bird discount- deadline 1 April 2022 (10%)
€ 510 partner + RU discount (15%)
€ 450 early bird + partner + RU discount (25%)