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A joint initiative for a one-day workshop between researchers from TU’s Central Department of Linguistics and UZH’s Department of Comparative Language Science took place on February 16th in Kirtipur, Nepal.
From January 7th to 11th, the 2024 session of the Alpin Brain Imaging Meeting (ABIM) took place in the small, picturesque village of Champéry, Switzerland. This year’s edition had a full day devoted to the evolution and neurobiology of language, featuring talks from NCCR researchers.
Biologist and comparative psychologist Thibaud Gruber specialises in ape behaviour. By observing apes in their natural environment, in Uganda, he aims to understand what makes humans special.
Can genetic research with indigenous populations be more ethically conducted? This is what Chiara Barbieri and her team believed when starting their work with the Mapuche community, one of the 10 recognized indigenous groups of Chile. In a recent paper, the group reported on this experience to share insights and promote transparent and inclusive science.
Put your research in the spotlight! Both the NCCR Evolving Language and the SNSF are inviting researchers to submit their images to enter the competition! We look forward to seeing your work!
Three PI/professor positions are currently open for applications at the University of Zurich, in the fields of paleoanthropology, mathematical foundations of language and genetics of language.
Our Associate Investigator, Philipp Homan of UZH and the University Hospital of Psychiatry Zurich, has been awarded 3 of the 10 mio euros by the European Research Council for a joint project on language disturbances in psychotic disorders.