Guinea Baboons Are Strategic Cooperators

Anthony Formaux, Dan Sperber, Joël Fagot, and Nicolas Claidière. 2023. Science Advances 9 (43): eadi5282  —  @HAL Humans are strategic cooperators; we make decisions on the basis of costs and benefits to maintain high levels of cooperation, and this is thought to have played a key role in human evolution. In comparison, monkeys and apes […]

Studying Memory Processes at Different Levels with Simultaneous Depth and Surface EEG Recordings

Andrei Barborica, Ioana Mindruta, Víctor J. López-Madrona, F-Xavier Alario, Agnès Trébuchon, Cristian Donos, Irina Oane, Constantin Pistol, Felicia Mihai, and Christian G. Bénar. 2023. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 17: 1154038  —  @HAL Investigating cognitive brain functions using non-invasive electrophysiology can be challenging due to the particularities of the task-related EEG activity, the depth of the […]

The effect of constituent frequency and distractor type on learning novel complex words

Elisabeth Beyersmann, Jonathan Grainger, Stéphane Dufau, Colas Fournet, and Johannes C. Ziegler. 2023. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, October, 1–14  —  @HAL The present study explored the role of constituent frequency and distractor type in complex word learning. Skilled readers were trained to associate novel letter strings with one out of two pictures, with one picture […]

A Window on Human and Artificial Cognition with Reverse Correlation

Etienne Thoret 2023. Nature Reviews Psychology, September  —  @HAL Humans are experts in recognition tasks such as recognizing the emotion shown in a face. A central question in psychology is what sensory information humans use to achieve these feats. For instance, researchers might wonder which part of a face allows recognition of the emotions of […]

Associative Learning Accounts for Recursive-Structure Generation in Crows

Arnaud Rey, and Joël Fagot. 2023. Learning & Behavior, January.   —  @HAL Recursive sequence generation (i.e., the ability to transfer recursive patterns to novel items) was recently reported in crows (Liao et al., 2022, Science Advances, 8[44], eabq3356). Here, we argue that although the reported data are certainly compatible with the recursion hypothesis, they can […]

Simple Questions on Simple Associations: Regularity Extraction in Non-Human Primates

Jeremy Yeaton, Laure Tosatto, Joël Fagot, Jonathan Grainger, and Arnaud Rey. 2023. Learning & Behavior, June. —  @HAL Chunking is an important cognitive process allowing the compression of information in short-term memory. The aim of this study is to compare the dynamics of chunking during the learning of a visuo-motor sequence in humans (Homo sapiens) […]

Cortico-Cerebellar Monitoring of Speech Sequence Production

Snežana Todorović, Jean-Luc Anton, Julien Sein, Bruno Nazarian, Valérie Chanoine, Birgit Rauchbauer, Sonja A. Kotz, and Elin Runnqvist. 2023. Neurobiology of Language, August, 1–21. —  @HAL In a functional magnetic resonance imaging study, we examined speech error monitoring in a cortico-cerebellar network for two contrasts: (a) correct trials with high versus low articulatory error probability […]

Clinical Efficiency and Acceptability of EMDR and MOSAIC Therapy for PTSD

Deborah Flatot-Blin, Arnaud Rey, Flavie Derynck, Olivier Fossard, and Stephanie Khalfa. 2023. Healthcare 11 (15): 2226 — @HAL Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is one of the therapies recommended by the World Health Organization (2013) to treat posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although efficient, repeated exposure to the traumatic memory may reduce its acceptability […]

Editorial: Neural Bases of Reading Acquisition and Reading Disability

Li Hai Tan, Charles A. Perfetti, Johannes C. Ziegler, and Bruce McCandliss. 2023. Frontiers in Neuroscience 17 (June): 1147156. —  @HAL Reading is an essential skill, necessary not only for success in school, but for maintaining a high quality of life in increasingly literate societies. Changes in technology have altered reading formats and increased the […]