Language & Psychiatry conference in memory of Jonathan Fine

01/11/2016 - 09:00 - 19:30

“Language and Psychiatry”: a conference in Memory of Professor Jonathan Fine

Department of English Literature and Linguistics and The Gonda Brain Sciences Research Center

Bar-Ilan University

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

A conference on “Language and Psychiatry” in memory of our colleague Professor Jonathan Fine will take place at Gonda Brain Sciences Research Center at Bar-Ilan University, Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

Invited speakers:

  • Russell Shachar, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto
  • Rosemary Tannock, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto
  • Jessica DeVilliers, University of British Columbia

Program

9:00-9:30

Gathering

9:30-9:40

Greetings

  • Professsor Miriam Faust, Rector, Bar-Ilan University 
  • Professor Elinor Saiegh-Haddad, Chair, Department of English Literature and Linguistics

Session I  - ADHD

9:40-10:20

Russell Schachar, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto
“What can cognition tell us about child psychopathology? Response inhibition, working memory and error processing in ADHD and OCD in particular using behavioral, imaging and genetics to dissect etiology of disease” (abstract)

10:20-11:00

Rosemary Tannock, Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto
“Exploring the language of individuals with ADHD” (abstract)

11:00-11:30

Rebecca Goldberg
“Linguistic markers of ADHD: Measuring organization through storytelling” (abstract)

11:30-12:00

Break

Session II -  Schizophrenia

12:00-12:30

Merav Badash, Kibbutzim College of Education
“Topic shifts in the spontaneous interaction of schizophrenia” (abstract)

12:30-13:00

Joel Walters, Daria Smirnova and Yuly Bersudsky, Bar Ilan University
“Linguistic markers of schizophrenia in Russian-Hebrew bilinguals” (abstract)

13:00-14:30

Lunch

Session III - Autism Spectrum Disorders

14:30-15:10

Jessica de Villiers, University of British Columbia
“Language and neurocognition in ASD” (abstract)

15:10-15:40

Nirit Bauminger, Bar Ilan University
“Spontaneous peer conversation in preschoolers with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder versus typical development” (abstract)

15:40-16:10

Cory Shulman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
“Language abilities and disabilities in autism: Empirical findings and clinical implications” (abstract)

16:10-16:40

Noga Balaban, Tel Aviv University
“Theory of Mind impairment and its linguistic consequences” (abstract)

16:40-17:10

Nira Mashal & Ronit Saban-Bezalel, Bar Ilan University
“The effects of intervention on the comprehension of irony and on hemispheric processing of irony in adults with ASD” (abstract)

17:10-17:45

Break

17:45-18:30

Session IV - Professional Memories

18:45-19:30

Reception

Practicalities

The Gonda center is located in building 901 on the north side of the campus; if you enter the campus through gate 5 (sha'ar ha-dkalim), this is the first building to your right (campus map). Information about travel to Bar Ilan is available here.

program Printable version of the program
 


The conference organizers gratefully acknowledge the financial and logistic support of

  • The Lechter Institute for Literary Research
  • The Lewis Family Foundation for International Conferences in the Humanities
  • Faculty of Humanities, Bar-Ilan University
  • Vice-President for Research, Bar-Ilan University
  • Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Science Research Center