MMM & MAC - MARCS Monday Meeting and MARCS Afternoon Colloquium 03 Feb 2020

Event Name MMM & MAC - MARCS Monday Meeting and MARCS Afternoon Colloquium 03 Feb 2020
Start Date 3rd Feb 2020 12:00 pm
End Date 3rd Feb 2020 2:00 pm
Duration 2 hours

Join us at the next MARCS meeting for an Institute update as well as presentations by Dr Dominique Estival and afternoon colloquium by Dr Neil Todd.

12pm – Director's Update

Speaker: Prof Peter Keller

As Kate will be attending the University Exec meeting during the MMM/MAC, Peter will stand in to present an update as Director of Research.

12.10pm – MARCS Monday Meeting

Topic: The role of Native English Speakers in Aviation Communication

Speaker: Dr Dominique Estival

Abstract: This paper examines the role and responsibilities of native English Speakers (NES) when they communicate with non-native English Speakers (NNES) in the aviation context. While NNES are trained in aviation communication and must attain a certain English proficiency level before obtaining an aeronautical licence, NES are not in practice subject to the same requirements. After discussing some of the issues posed by NES not following standard aviation phraseology, Dominique contrasts the official recommendations of ICAO (2010) regarding the responsibilities of NES with actual language and radiotelephony requirements in English speaking countries. Practical suggestions for the training of NES proposed by participants of a workshop are augmented with suggestions from flight training experience. The main recommendations are for mandatory training and testing of aviation phraseology and communication procedures for NES pilots and Air Traffic Controllers, which should include language awareness, understanding of NNES transmissions, and production of transmissions intelligible by NNES.

12.40pm – Lunch

1pm – MARCS Afternoon Colloquium

Topic: Non-invasive electrophysiological recording of the human cerebellum during classical conditioning with vestibular and eyeblink unconditioned stimuli

Speaker:  Dr Neil Todd

Abstract: The cerebellum has long fascinated neuroscientists for its remarkable anatomical structure, its unique physiological properties and the critical role that it plays in motor control. Using high-density EEG recordings and applying brain electrical source analysis methods we have been able to estimate the origins of these potentials as including cerebellar sources. In this seminar, Neil will describe some early experimental attempts to apply the new methods to study the role of the human cerebellum in classical conditioning, for which the cerebellum and brainstem have been established as providing the neural substrate.

Thank you for your continued attendance.

MARCS staff and students are reminded that all meetings and workshops have an important role in building and maintaining the sense of community which is central to the success of MARCS as a cooperative and energetic research institute.  Your attendance is both welcomed and expected.

The zoom ID is: 627 146 998. Link to zoom