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Symposium Spatial Language Modules

This symposiums aims to shed light on and discuss the nature of the components that subserve spatial information processing and communication, that is, spatial language modules, from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics of particular interest include:

  • The nature of spatial language modules
    How many and which modules are involved?
    Which neural structures support the workings of which modules?
    How do the different modules develop?
  • The interaction of spatial language modules
    How do the different modules combine to yield comprehensive spatial
    communication skills?
    How does control of the modules' interplay develop, how is it realized in neural terms?
  • The relation of spatial language modules to spatial cognition
    To what extent are spatial language modules specifically tailored for language processing or modules that solve more general spatial information processing problems?
    Does spatial language influence spatial thinking or vice versa?