Preliminary Programme

The program will be compiled in early February after the abstract submission deadline has passed. Thus far, we have confirmed the congress keynote presentation by Dr Manuel Carreiras (the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language, San Sebastian), a workshop on the tDCS methodology led by Dr Marcus Meinzer (University of Queensland, Brisbane), and three symposia on the following topics:

* Cognitive effects of bilingualism and language learning
* Attention control in the lab and in real life - from basic brain mechanisms to clinical training intervention
* Efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation - the role of individual differences and task demands

Sunday, 2 April



Registration and Welcome reception at Äkäshotelli

Monday, 3 April



Opening words (Lecture hall)
Matti Laine



Keynote Lecture
Professor Manuel Carreiras (Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language):
The bilingual brain: Plasticity and processing from cradle to grave





Symposium 1 (Lecture hall):  Efficacy of transcranial direct current stimulation – the role of individual differences and task demands
Organizer: Susanne Jaeggi



Nathan Ward, Erika Hussey, John Gaspar, & Arthur Kramer: Stimulating multitasking behind the wheel versus behind the keyboard  



Erika Hussey, Nina Hsu, Nathan Ward, Arthur Kramer, & Kiel Christianson: Adapting conflict across language comprehension and production using HD-tDCS



Jacky Au, Benjamin Katz, Martin Buschkuehl, Susanne M. Jaeggi, & John Jonides: Enhancing working memory training with transcranial direct current stimulation - A discussion of moderators



Garon Perceval, Andrew Martin, David Copland, Matti Laine, Kate Riggall, & Marcus Meinzer: Multisession tDCS selectively enhances episodic memory formation in low functioning older adults



Short break



Poster session 1 (Äkäskabinetti): Language learning

A. Banaszkiewicz, J. Matuszewski, Ł. Bola, M. Szczepanik, B. Kossowski,
P. Rutkowski, M. Szwed, K. Emmorey, K. Jednoróg, & A. Marchewka:
Time-course of semantic processing in hearing adults during Polish Sign
Language acquisition: a longitudinal study

Joshua S. Payne, Paul Mullins, & Marie-Josephe Tainturier: A tDCS study of implicit learning of foreign cognate and non-cognate words

J. Matuszewski,  Ł. Bola, A. Banaszkiewicz, M. Szczepanik, B. Kossowski, M. Szwed,
K. Jednoróg, & A. Marchewka: Temporal dynamics of brain plasticity during
tactile reading training

Laura Ordonez Magro, Lucie Attout, Steve Majerus, & Arnaud Szmalec: Short- and
long-term memory determinants of vocabulary development

Nikolay Novitskiy, Andriy Myachykov, & Yury Shtyrov: ERP effects of cross-linguistic phonologic and semantic overlap in L2 acquisition: evidence for shared bilingual lexicon

Eleonore H.M. Smalle, Muriel Panouilleres, Arnaud Szmalec, & Riikka Möttönen:  Inhibition of the left Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex facilitates phonological sequence learning in adults

Sari Ylinen & Elvira Brattico: Computer-based learning of foreign words with and without feedback

Tuesday, 4 April



Workshop on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in cognitive neuroscience
(Lecture hall)
Workshop organizer: Marcus Meinzer




Lunch (on your own)




Workshop on tDCS continues




Poster session 2 (Äkäskabinetti): Bilingualism, neurocognition, speech perception

Anastasia Giannakopoulou, Maria Uther, & Sari Ylinen: Phonetic and orthographic cues
are weighted in speech sound perception by second language speakers: Evidence from
Greek speakers of English

Olga Dragoy, & Anna Chrabaszcz: Processing spatial linguistic constructions
by monolingual and bilingual speakers of Russian

Cuicui Wang, Zhen Yang, Sha Tao: Brain responses to letter-sound integration for
reading in English as a second language: Attention matters

Eva Viviani & Davide Crepaldi: How do we decompose foreign words?
Comparing masked priming effects in visual word recognition in a native
and non-native language

Jyrki Tuomainen & Yingcan Wang: Multistable speech perception: An ERP study
on the verbal transformation effect

Jayanthiny Kangatharan, Maria Uther, & Fernand Gobet: Native listeners’
intelligibility of vowel hyperarticulation and its relevance to speech learning in adults









Symposium 2 (Lecture hall): Attention control in the lab and in real life: From
basic brain mechanisms to clinical training interventions
Organizer: Juha Salmi




Satu Palva: Control of attention by neural synchronization




Kimmo Alho: Attention, distraction, and brain activity




Juha Salmi: Neurocognitive mechanisms underlying cognitive training in ADHD




Short break




Poster session 3 (Äkäskabinetti): Bilingualism & cognition, working memory,
language disorders

Anne-Marie Connolly, Eilis McLoughlin, Fiona Newell, Jean Quigley, & Paul
Dockree: The bilingual advantage in cognition in younger and older adults

Morgane Simonis, Benoit Galand, Philippe Hiligsmann, & Arnaud Szmalec: Does
bilingual immersion education influence executive control

Lize Van der Linden, Laurence Dricot, Miet De Letter, Wouter Duyck, Marie-Pierre
de Partz, Adrian Ivanoiu, & Szmalec, Arnaud:  A case study about the interplay
between language control and cognitive abilities in bilingual differential aphasia:
Behavioral and brain correlates

Yanping Dong & Fei Zhong:  Interpreting experience enhances early attentional
processing, conflict monitoring and interference suppression along the time course
of processing

J. Cespón, C. Rodella, C. Miniussi, & MC. Pellicciari:  Age-related changes in
working memory processes after transcranial direct current stimulation

Daniel Fellman,  Juha Salmi, Ulla Ellfolk, Juha Rinne, & Matti Laine:  Internet-based
working memory training in Parkinson's disease: A randomized controlled trial

Agnieszka Dębska, Magdalena Łuniewska, Katarzyna Chyl, Artur Marchewka,
Marek Wypych, & Katarzyna Jednoróg: Neural basis of phonological processing
in children with dyslexia and dyslexia risk – a longitudinal fMRI study

Katarzyna Chyl, Agnieszka Dębska, Magdalena Łuniewska, Bartosz Kossowski,
Artur Marchewka, & Katarzyna Jednoróg: Print and speech processing differentiates
beginning readers: dyslexic, typical and at risk of dyslexia. Longitudinal fMRI study




Social program


Wednesday, 5 April


Symposium 3 (Lecture hall): Cognitive effects of bilingualism and language learning
Organizer: Minna Lehtonen



Jessica K. Ljungberg & Daniel Eriksson Sörman: A longitudinal project of memory advantages in older age groups in Sweden - What we learned so far



Thomas Bak: Never too late: Language learning in later life






Jussi Jylkkä, Anna Soveri, Matti Laine & Minna Lehtonen: Assessing bilingual language switching behavior with Ecological Momentary Assessment



Minna Lehtonen, Anna Soveri, Aini Laine, Janica Järvenpää, Angela
de Bruin & Jan Antfolk: Bilingualism and executive functions: A meta-analysis



Closing the meeting