Workshop CCiL

The CCiL Annual Workshop is an annual meeting addressed to CCiL students (MA and PhD current and prospective students).

CCiL 2022 Annual Workshop

The CCiL Annual Workshop will take place on the 2nd June 2022, at 10.00 (a.m.), at the Aula Magna (UB-Philosophy, Raval campus, 4th floor). You will find the workshop schedule below.

As usual, the program will include a conference, information about research opportunities (salary grants) and PhD registration and a panel of former CCiL students explaining their whereabouts after finishing the MA.


10.00 - 10.10: Opening

10.10 - 10.50: "What can I do after my MA? PhD grant opportunities", by Cristina Pulido.

10.50 - 11.00: "PhD admission and registration information", by Júlia Baron. 

11.00 - 12.00: "Panel of former MA students", by Fernando Broncano (Philosophy), María Sánchez Tarjuelo (Linguistics) and Olivia Gawel (Psychology). 

12.00 - 12.30: Break

12.30 - 13.30: Conference: "Resolving the bouba-kiki effect enigma", by Mathidle Fort (Université Grenoble Alpes). 

Conference abstract: The "bouba-kiki effect", where "bouba" is perceived round and "kiki" spiky, remains a puzzling enimga. We solve it by combining mathematical findings largely unknown in the field, with computational models and novel experimental evidence. We reveal that this effect relies on two accoustic cues: spectral balance and temporal continuity. We demonstrate that it is not speech-specific but rather rooted in physical properties of objects, creating audiovisual regularities in the environment. Round items are matehmatically bound to produce, when hitting or rolling on a surface, lower-frequency spectra and more continuous sounds than same-size spiky objects. Finally, we show that adults are sensitive to such regularities. Hence, intuitive physics impacts language perception and possibily lenguage acquisition and evolution too. 

CCiL 2021 Annual Workshop

The CCiL 2021 Annual Workshop was hold online due to the COVID situation on Monday, June 7th (link to the online session here).


9:30- 9:45 Opening

9:45 - 10:45 Talk 1: Profiling fake news spreaders, haters, and conspiracy propagators: profiling you? by Paolo Rosso. Universitat Politècnica de València

10:45 - 11:45 Panel of former CCiL students (Irean Navas, Carlota Serrahima, Xiongbo Wu)

11:45 - 12:00 Break

12:00 - 13:00 Talk 2: Precursors of logical reasoning in preverbal infants by Erno Teglas. Central European University

13:00 - 14:00 Research opportunities after your Master’s by Cristina Pulido, Ph.D., Research Developer, Institute of Neurosciences, Universitat de Barcelona

14:00 Closing