Language Science Talks: Simon E. Fisher, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

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A molecular genetic perspective on speech and language

The rise of molecular technologies has yielded exciting new routes for studying the biological foundations of language. In particular, researchers have begun to identify genes implicated in neurodevelopmental disorders that disrupt speech and language skills. Simon E. Fisher will illustrate how such work can provide powerful entry points into critical neural pathways.

This talk is part of a series organized by UBC Language Sciences which showcases outstanding researchers in the language sciences from around the world.

Admission is free. Pre-registration is recommended as seating is limited. Register now

More information on the Language Science Talks can be found here.