On the 16th of May, the creation of the Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire (IHU) re-Connect in Paris, supported by the “Institut de l’Audition” with our NCCR PI Prof. Anne-Lise Giraud, was announced. This institute, designed to better detect and treat hearing and speech disorders, is the first center to bring together all the players in hearing health.
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Similar to humans, chimpanzees combine vocalizations into larger communicatively meaningful structures. NCCR Evolving Language researchers based in UZH suggest that this ability might be evolutionarily more ancient than previously thought.
The Pint of Science global science festival is back in multiple locations in Switzerland, from May 22nd to 24th 2023. A couple of our NCCR Evolving Language collaborators are participating in Geneva, St. Gallen, Lugano and Sion.
From April to June, a series of events on Open Research Data (ORD) are co-organized by NCCRs. With talks from experts in the field and workshops, participants will explore the different stages of the Data Life Cycle. The events are aimed at students and researchers, but all are welcome to register!
From March 27th to 30th 2023, 8 PhD candidates and Post-docs participated in the NCCR writing retreat, assisted by Prof. Hervé Bourlard from Idiap. The retreat was successful and helpful according to participants!
Innosuisse in partnership with Innovate UK are announcing a bilateral call for joint R&D project outlines, accessible to all scientific disciplines. If you have an innovative idea or applied research that could fit in, don’t hesitate to apply!
Understanding speech is extremely challenging both for humans and machines, as the sounds can be rapid and ambiguous. A team of neuroscientists from the NCCR Evolving language developed a computer model based on the human brain to accurately and sparingly guess the meaning of ambiguous sentences. This could impact both the fields of neurosciences and artificial intelligence.
Female researchers associated with the NCCR Evolving Language have invited themselves in a few classrooms in Geneva through the “A researcher in my class” project!
March 8 is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.
Embark on a fascinating journey through the evolution of language! Five of our #NCCRWomen introduces you to their research and personal experience in science.