During the SUBIC symposium Gustaf Öqvist-Seimyr, Karolinska Institutet, gave insights on assessment of reading using eye tracking and machine learning. Julia Uddén at the Department of Psychology, lectured on “Towards robust neuroimaging genetics of cognition: language and dyslexia”. Usha Goswami, Cambride University, concluded by talking about dyslexia, language, rhythm and the brain. The symposium ended with a panel discussion.
During the study visit to SUBIC Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia had the opportunity to see the X-ray microscope and the MR camera in use as well as try to use the facilities themselves.
“The royal couple is very interested in these issues. This gives us an opportunity to showcase our research on a scientific level which makes their visit even more exciting”, says Francisco de Lacerda, professor of phonetics, Department of Linguistics.
“SUBIC makes it possible to conduct curiosity-driven basic research in the humanities in entirely new ways. This is a revolutionary time because we have been given brand new tools and new opportunities to investigate brain function and structure.”

Elin Allzén visar röntgenmikroskopet för prinsessan Sofia och prins Carl Philip. Foto: Lena Katarina

Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip are instructed on the use of the X-ray microscope by lab manager Elin Allzén. Photo: Lena Katarina Johansson/Stockholm University.
MR-skannern kan studera hjärnan och talorganen under anvädning.
The MR scanner can be used to study the brain and the speech organs in use; here Professor Francisco de Lacerda volunteered to be studied by Princess Sofia and Prince Carl Philip. MR-phycisist Patrik Andersson instructs them. Photo: Lena Katarina Johansson/Stockholm University.

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