|When||May 18, 2016|
|Where||Gamma (2F), Agora, Mattilanniemi 2|
|Contact Name||Ulla Richardson|
Guest lecture, Dr. Johannes Ziegler: Predicting individual dyslexia patterns and intervention strategies through computational modelling, Agora Gamma.
Professor Johannes Ziegler is among the top scholars in the field of reading development and dyslexia in the world. He did his PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at Aix-Marseille University (France). Following a 3-year postdoc at the Macquarie Center for Cognitive Science in Sydney (Australia), he was hired in 1998 as a tenured CNRS research scientist in Marseille. He obtained the prestigious CNRS bronze medal in 2004 for his outstanding work on reading development and dyslexia and was promoted CNRS Research Director in 2005. He obtained a Humboldt fellowship in 2009 to conduct two international research programs at the Free University of Berlin. In 2012, he became the Director of the Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive, an interdisciplinary research center funded by the CNRS and Aix-Marseille University, and the Vice-Director of the Center of Excellence on Brain and Language.