Time: Saturday 21 September 2019

Venue: N21 G013

Professor Barry Lee Reynolds and ALLL members Conan, Tina, Edith, Crystal and Anna attended the 1st Annual Workshop in Cognitive and Brain Sciences held at the Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences at the University of Macau. The workshop will be an annual event in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area. In the opening ceremony, both Rector Yonghua Song and Prof. Chengzhong Xu, Interim Director of Institute of Collaborative Innovation delivered welcoming speeches to guest speakers, academic members of the Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences (CCBS), students and other attendees. The workshop aimed at fostering exchange in the field of cognitive and brain sciences for individuals from within the Greater Bay Area. In particular, the workshop focused on four areas of neuroscience: addiction and decision making, brain and language cognition, child development/cognitive ageing/brain disorders, and neuroimaging.

Professor Barry Lee Reynolds gave a presentation at the workshop that was planned by Professor Reynolds, Edith, Conan, and Tina. The speech started with a brief introduction of the ALLL lab and the eye-tracking research group conducting relevant Centre for Cognitive and Brain Sciences research. Afterwards, relevant research conducted or to be conducted was reviewed with an emphasis on eye-tracking research. Three main research interests were proposed including formulaic language processing, incidental vocabulary acquisition, and written corrective feedback in L2 writing. Last but not least, anticipated difficulties were presented and discussed.