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 https://uws.zoom.us/j/627146998