Strengths and challenges of longitudinal non-human primate neuroimaging

Xiaowei Song,  Pamela García-Saldivar,  Nathan Kindred,  Yujiang Wang,  Hugo Merchant,  Adrien Meguerditchian,  Yihong Yang,  Elliot Stein,  Charles Bradberry, Suliann Hamed, Hank Jedema, & Colline Poirier NeuroImage, 236, 118009. Longitudinal non-human primate neuroimaging has the potential to greatly enhance our understanding of primate brain structure and function. Here we describe its specific strengths, compared to both […]

Do you want /ʃoloka/ on a /bistɔk/? On the scope of transposed-phoneme effects with non-adjacent phonemes

Sophie Dufour,  Jonathan Mirault, & Jonathan Grainger Psychon Bull Rev (2021) We conducted two lexical decision experiments and one replication study to examine the scope of transposed-phoneme effects when the transposition involves non-adjacent phonemes. The critical stimuli were non-words derived from a real word (the base-word) either by transposing two phonemes or by substituting the […]

The contribution of visual articulatory gestures and orthography to speech processing: Evidence from novel word learning

Chotiga Pattamadilok,  Pauline Welby, & Michael Tyler Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Advance online publication. Auditory speech appears to be linked to visual articulatory gestures and orthography through different mechanisms. Yet, both types of visual information have a strong influence on speech processing. The present study directly compared their contributions to speech […]

The measurement, evolution, and neural representation of action grammars of human behavior

Dietrich Stout, Thierry Chaminade, Jan Apel, Ali Shafti, & A. Aldo Faisal Scientific Reports, 11, 13720 (2021). Human behaviors from toolmaking to language are thought to rely on a uniquely evolved capacity for hierarchical action sequencing. Testing this idea will require objective, generalizable methods for measuring the structural complexity of real-world behavior. Here we present […]

Corpus callosum morphology across the lifespan in baboons (Papio anubis): A cross-sectional study of relative mid-sagittal surface area and thickness

René Westerhausen, Adrien Meguerditchian Neuroscience Research, In Press The corpus callosum enables integration and coordination of cognitive processing between the cerebral hemispheres. In the aging human brain, these functions are affected by progressive axon and myelin deteriorations, reflected as atrophy of the midsagittal corpus callosum in old age. In non-human primates, these degenerative processes are […]

Neural processing of vision and language in kindergarten is associated with prereading skills and predicts future literacy

Johanna Liebig, Eva Froehlich, Teresa Sylvester, Mario Braun, Hauke R. Heekeren, Johannes C. Ziegler, Arthur M. Jacobs Human Brain Mapping, In Press The main objective of this longitudinal study was to investigate the neural predictors of reading acquisition. For this purpose, we followed a sample of 54 children from the end of kindergarten to the […]

Altered Inhibitory Mechanisms in Parkinson’s Disease: Evidence From Lexical Decision and Simple Reaction Time Tasks

Alban Letanneux, Jean-Luc Velay, François Viallet, & Serge Pinto Front. Hum. Neurosci. 15:624026. Introduction: Although the motor signs of Parkinson’s disease (PD) are well defined, nonmotor symptoms, including higher-level language deficits, have also been shown to be frequent in patients with PD. In the present study, we used a lexical decision task (LDT) to find […]

Letter and word identification in the fovea and parafovea

Michele Scaltritti, Jonathan Grainger, & Stéphane Dufau Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics volume 83, pages 2071–2082 (2021) We investigated the extent to which accuracy in word identification in foveal and parafoveal vision is determined by variations in the visibility of the component letters of words. To do so we measured word identification accuracy in displays of […]

Cerebellar and Cortical Correlates of Internal and External Speech Error Monitoring

Elin Runnqvist, Valérie Chanoine, Kristof Strijkers, Chotiga Pattamadilok, Mireille Bonnard, Bruno Nazarian, Julien Sein, Jean-Luc Anton, Lydia Dorokhova, Pascal Belin, & F.-Xavier Alario Cerebral Cortex Communications, Volume 2, Issue 2, 2021 An event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging study examined how speakers inspect their own speech for errors. Concretely, we sought to assess 1) the role […]

When native contrasts are perceived as non-native: the role of the ear of presentation in the discrimination of accentual contrasts

Amandine Michelas & Sophie Dufour Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Volume 33, 2021 – Issue 2 Full text In two ABX experiments using natural and synthetic stimuli, we examined the ability of French listeners to perceive accentual variation by manipulating the ear of presentation. A native (/balɔ̃/-/baˈlɔ̃/) and a non-native (/ˈbalɔ̃/-/baˈlɔ̃/) accentual contrasts were tested. The […]