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Student Session

Sonja KotzGrowing Up in Science

Speaker: Sonja Kotz, SNL Chair
Interviewer: Esti Blanco-Elorrieta, SNL Student/Postdoc Representative

SNL presents a session specially designed for student members.

Have you ever wondered what the big fish struggled with as a graduate student? What they struggle with now? What they wish they knew when they were young? This event will be a conversation featuring personal narratives of becoming and being a scientist. You will hear the unofficial story behind the success story of what it takes to become the Chair of SNL. There is a Q & A following the presentation.

About Sonja Kotz

Sonja Kotz is a trained linguist and translational cognitive neuroscientist, investigating prediction and cognitive/motor control in speech, language, and music in healthy and patient populations. In her research she utilizes a wide range of behavioral and neuroimaging methods (M/EEG, s/f/rsMRI, TMS). In more recent investigations on the evolution of speech and music, she also applies behavioral and electrophysiological measures in comparative studies. She heads the section of neuropsychology at Maastricht University, the Netherlands, and holds a number of honorary professorships (Manchester, Leipzig, and Lisbon). She currently chairs the Society for the Neurobiology of Language and is the past president of the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. She is a senior/associate editor for several journals (e.g. Neurobiology of Language, Neuroimage, Cortex, Plos One, Time and Time Perception) and has/is chairing cognitive neuroscience panels for multiple grant agencies in Europe, including the European Research Council (ERC). You can find out more about her lab and team at