Invited Talks and Colloquia (2010-2012):

Mills, D. (2010, 25 January). Experience and early brain and language development. CNRS, Laboratoire Psychology de la Perception Paris, France.

Mills, D. (2010, 12 February). Early word learning and the developing brain, Birmingham University, Birmingham.

Mills, D. (2010, 18 March). Electrophysiological studies of early vocabulary development. University of Reading, Reading.

Mills, D. (2010, 17 April). The effects of experience on early brain and language development. Presented in the symposium on Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (Michelle DeHaan, Chair) in honour of Mark Johnson, EPS and SEPEX, Granada, Spain.

Mills, D. (2010, 8 June). Atypical ventral (and dorsal) stream processing in children and adults with Williams Syndrome. Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development seminar series,
Birkbeck University, London.

Mills D. (2010, 22 October). Learning one or two languages shapes the infant brain. Presented at the Workshop Talking About Language, Free-Floater Junior Research Group on Language Acquisition, Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany.

Mills, D. (2010, 22 November). Brain activity and early word learning: evidence from monolingual and bilingual infants. Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar Series, UCL, London.

Mills, D. (2011, October). Are language and face processing spared or abnormally organised in adults and children with Williams Syndrome? Language, Cognition, and Development Seminar, Bangor University, Bangor.

Mills, D. (2011, December). How learning one or two languages shapes the infant brain. Keynote address: El Foro sobre bilingüismo: lo que la investigación aporta al diseño curricular, (Forum in Bilingualism: What research brings to curricular design). Gimnasio Campestre, Bogata, Columbia. (Talk given via DVD).

Mills, D. (2012, May).Two languages one developing brain: implications from neuroscience to education. Presented at the forum: Research behind bilingualism. Gimnasio Campestre, Bogata, Columbia.

Mills, D. (2012, June). Brain and language development in monolingual and bilingual infants. Departmental External Seminar Series, York University, York.

Mills, D. (2012, April). Early word learning and the developing brain: ERP evidence from monolingual and bilingual infants. Presented at the 3rd Paediatric Neuropsychology Symposium, University College London (UCL), Institute for Child Health (ICH), London.

Mills, D. (2012, July). Keynote address: Event-related potential studies of monolingual and bilingual infants. Workshop: Studies on normal and impaired language acquisition in monolingual and bilingual children and adults, Universität Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany.


Conference Presentations

Mills, D. (2010, September). Developmental trajectories of brain activity linked to auditory language processing in Williams syndrome. Paper presented in the symposium Event-related potentials studies of the development and maturation of auditory sensory and perceptual processing mechanisms,(Professor Dorothy Bishop, Chair).  British Psychological Society, London.

Duta, M., Styles, S., Lahiri, A., Mills, D., & Plunkett, K. (2010, March). Toddlers show sensitivity ot under specified vowel mispronunciations in an ERP picture-speech mismatch paradigm: Is "fesh" a fish for 14-month olds? Poster presented at the International Conference for Infant Studies, Baltimore, MD.

Fishman, I., Yam, A., Grichanik, M., Bellugi, U., & Mills, D. (2009, March). Semantics versus grammar: Event-related potential during auditory language processing in Williams Syndrome. Poster presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting, San Francisco, CA (from accepted to presented).

Mani, N., Plunkett, K. Mills, D. L., Arias Trejo, N. (2009, March). The Representation of Vowels in Early Words: An Event-Related Potential Study. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development meeting, Denver, CO (from accepted to presented).

Arias-Trejo, N. Plunkett, K., Mani, N. & Mills, D. (2009, March). Word-object incongruencies at 21 months of age: ERPs as indices of early semantic processing. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development meeting, Denver, CO.

Mills., D. (2009, September). General Discussion Chair, Neurobilingualism Conference, Bangor University, Bangor.