Information-oriented and cross-language aspects on speech and cortical rhythms

During the last two decades a growing body of evidence has shown a close relationship between temporal structure of speech and neural oscillatory activities, especially in the theta and gamma bands. More specifically, several recent models suggest that the neural capacity to track speech dynamics and rhythmic patterns is crucial for speech processing and understanding. […]

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Interspecific behavioural synchronization: dogs exhibit locomotor synchrony with humans Charlotte Duranton, Thierry Bedossa, Florence Gaunet. Behavioural synchronization is widespread among living beings, including humans. Pairs of humans synchronize their behaviour in various situations, such as walking together. Affiliation between dyadic partners is known to promote behavioral synchronization. Surprisingly, however, interspecific synchronization has recived little scientific […]

Dendrophilia and the Biology of Language

ILCB Lunch talk was held by Tecumseh Fitch the 01/30/2018 An understanding of both the neural mechanisms involved in language, and their evolutionary history, requires incisive comparisons between humans and nonhuman animals. Ideally, such comparisons are grounded in an explicit, computational framework encompassing both formal and neural components. I review work comparing humans with nonhuman […]