Open seminar series

Seminar series arranged by Linnaeus Centre HEAD in collaboration with the Disability Research Division at Linköping University.

Lectures are planned to take place on the following dates at 13:15 on Zoom, (777-453-534).


Autumn 2021



8 December
Speaker: Dr. Cecilia Nakeva von Mentzer, School of Health Sciences, University of Örebro.

Title: Children with Speech Sound Disorder: Hearing, Listening and Communicative participation.


Spring 2022
19/1, 16/2, 23/3, 27/4 and 18/5.


Speaker and theme/title to be announced in advance at this site as well as on Twitter and Facebook.


For previous lectures (speaker + title) see below.




20 October

Speaker: Professor Chris Jarrold, School of Psychological Science, University of Bristol.

Title: Measuring the interactions between working memory and inhibitory control in young children.





22 September

Speaker: Professor Emily Farran, School of Psychology, University of Surrey. 

Title: Spatial Exploration and Navigation in Down Syndrome and Williams Syndrome.



19 May

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Benjamin Nagengast, Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology University of Tübingen, Germany.

Title: Fostering students’ motivation in math with short relevance interventions? Results from two cluster-randomized trials.



14 April

Speaker: Monica Melby-Lervåg, Department of Special needs education, University of Oslo.

Title: Is a procedural learning deficit a causal risk factor for developmental language disorder or dyslexia? A meta-analytic review.



17 February

Speaker: Dr M. Faham, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Iran.

Title: Combined Modality Treatment for Adductor Spasmodic Dysphonia: Effects over time.



18 November

Speaker: Adam Helles, Linköping University

Title: Asperger syndrome into adulthood.


21 October

Speaker 1: Georgios Stavrinos, PhD, Division of Psychology, Department of Behavior and Learning, Linköping University.

Title: (1) Auditory Processing Disorder & Remote Microphone Hearing Aids" and (2) "Study Design for Phoneme Discrimination Training on Older Adults with Hearing Loss.

Speaker 2: George Pavlidis, PhD, Division of Ageing and Social Change, Department of Culture and Society, Linköping University.

Title: The relationship of social participation with cognitive and functional decline over the life-course: a case of ageism in the scientific discourse.



26 August

Speaker 1: Helena Taubner, PhD Health and Lifestyle with a specialisation in Disability Research, Halmstad University

Title: Aphasia and narrative agency – telling stories of self in the face of linguistic disabilities.

Speaker 2: Lina Homman, Division of Disability Research, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University.

Title: Alcohol and depression: Development and comorbidity in adolescents.



20 April

Speaker: Dr Douglas Sjöwall, Habilitation & Health and Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Title: Cognitive functioning and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents and adults.



26 February

Speaker 1: Martha Shiell, Eriksholm Research, Oticon, Denmark.

Title: Listen where I look: Measuring eye-movements and listening comprehension in a natural dialogue.

Speaker 2: Erik Marsja, Division of Disability Research, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Linköping University, Sweden.

Title: A Multisensory Perspective on Attention Capture by Unexpected Stimuli.



15 January

Speaker: Negin Chehrehnegar, Linköping University.

Title: Comparison of cognitive behavioral functions among cognitively healthy individuals, patients with Mild Cognitive Impairments and patients with Alzheimer disease: developing a diagnostic model for MCI patients.


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