Symposium venue
Small Hall (Pieni Juhlasali), Main Building, Fabianinkatu 33, 4th Floor, University of Helsinki

Speakers’ abstracts

Programme pdf


Thursday 12 June
8.30    Registration & poster set up

9.15    Welcome to the symposium
Professor Sari Lindblom-Ylänne, Vice Dean of Research, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, Finland

9.30    Musical expertise – from neuroimaging to behavior genetics
Prof Fredrik Ullén, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

10.15    Musical Expertise, Functional Evidence
Prof Mari Tervaniemi, University of Helsinki, Finland

11.00    Lunch break

12.00     Auditory Processing and its Plasticity in Dyslexia
Prof Teija Kujala, CICERO Learning & University of Helsinki, Finland

12.45    Auditory and speech perception before school age – implications for language and reading development
Dr Jarmo A. Hämäläinen, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

13.30    The Biological Background of Dyslexia
Prof Juha Kere, Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

14.15     Coffee

14.45     Neural Correlates of Rapid Word Acquisition
Prof Yury Shtyrov, University of Århus, Denmark

15.30    Neurocognition of Bilingualism
Dr Minna Lehtonen, University of Helsinki & Åbo Akademi University, Finland

16.15 – 18.00    Posters  (See All abstracts Neurodynamics of language and music 2014)
2nd floor foyer of the Main Building

18.00 – 20.00   The  Vice-Rector’s Reception
Vice-Rector Keijo Hämäläinen, University of Helsinki
4th floor foyer of the Main Building, outside the Small Hall

Friday 13 June
09.30    Sounds in Psychiatric Disorders
Prof Kenneth Hughdahl, University of Bergen, Norway

10.15    Music in Healthy and Developing Brain
Prof Minna Huotilainen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, Finland

11.00    Lunch break

12.00    Prediction error as the key to understanding the pleasure of challenging rhythms
Prof Peter Vuust, University of Århus, Denmark

12.45    Music in Neurological Rehabilitation
Dr Teppo Särkämö, University of Helsinki, Finland

13.30    Coffee

14.00    Music Emotions and Aesthetics in the Brain
Dr Elvira Brattico, Aalto University & University of Helsinki, Finland

14.45    Plasticity in Audition – past, present and future
Prof Josef Rauschecker, Georgetown University, USA

15.30    Closing of the symposium