Does auditory deprivation impair statistical learning in the auditory modality?

Jacques Pesnot Lerousseau, Céline Hidalgo, Stéphane Roman, & Daniele Schön Cognition 222, 105009 (2022) — @HAL Early sensory deprivation allows assessing the extent of reorganisation of cognitive functions, well beyond sensory processing. As such, it is a good model to explore the links between sensory experience and cognitive functions. One of these functions, statistical learning […]

The Role of Motor Inhibition During Covert Speech Production

Ladislas Nalborczyk, Ursula Debarnot, Marieke Longcamp, Aymeric Guillot, & F.-Xavier Alario Front. Hum. Neurosci. 16:804832 — @HAL Covert speech is accompanied by a subjective multisensory experience with auditory and kinaesthetic components. An influential hypothesis states that these sensory percepts result from a simulation of the corresponding motor action that relies on the same internal models […]

Challenges and new perspectives of developmental cognitive EEG studies

Estelle Hervé, Giovanni Mento, Béatrice Desnous, & Clément François NeuroImage 260, 119508 (2022) — @HAL Despite shared procedures with adults, electroencephalography (EEG) in early development presents many specificities that need to be considered for good quality data collection. In this paper, we provide an overview of the most representative early cognitive developmental EEG studies focusing […]

When words collide: Bayesian meta-analyses of distractor and target properties in the picture-word interference paradigm

Audrey Bürki-Foschini, F.-Xavier Alario, & Shravan Vasishth Q J Exp Psychol (2022) — @HAL In the picture-word interference paradigm, participants name pictures while ignoring a written or spoken distractor word. Naming times to the pictures are slowed down by the presence of the distractor word. The present study investigates in detail the impact of distractor […]

Detecting non-adjacent dependencies is the exception rather than the rule

Laure Tosatto, Guillem Bonafos, Jean-Baptiste Melmi, & Arnaud Rey PLoS ONE17, e0270580 (2022) — @HAL Statistical learning refers to our sensitivity to the distributional properties of our environment. Humans have been shown to readily detect the dependency relationship of events that occur adjacently in a stream of stimuli but processing non-adjacent dependencies (NADs) appears more […]

On the role of interference in sequence learning in Guinea baboons (Papio Papio)

Laura Ordonez Magro, Joël Fagot, Jonathan Grainger, & Arnaud Rey Learn Behav (2022)  —@HAL It is nowadays well-established that decay and interference are two main causes of forgetting. In the present study, we specifically focus on the impact of interference on memory forgetting. To do so, we tested Guinea baboons (Papio papio) on a visuo-motor […]

Written Language Acquisition Is Both Shaped by and Has an Impact on Brain Functioning and Cognition

Felipe Pegado Front Hum Neurosci. 2022; 16: 819956.  — @HAL Spoken language is a distinctive trace of our species and it is naturally acquired during infancy. Written language, in contrast, is artificial, and the correspondences between arbitrary visual symbols and the spoken language for reading and writing should be explicitly learned with external help. In […]

Arcuate Fasciculus’ middle and ventral temporal connections undercut by tract-tracing evidence

Yannick Becker, Kep Kee Loh, Olivier Coulon, & Adrien Meguerditchian Brain – A Journal of Neurology, 2022, pp.awac200 — @HAL We are pleased to respond to the recent review article of Giampiccolo and Duffau published in Brain about the temporal terminations of the arcuate fasciculus. The arcuate fasciculus is regarded a major white matter pathway […]

Categorization of vocal and nonvocal stimuli in Guinea baboons (Papio papio)

Fatima‐Ezzahra Ennaji, Joël Fagot, & Pascal Belin American Journal of Primatology (in press) — @HAL Categorization of vocal sounds apart from other sounds is one of the key abilities in human voice processing, but whether this ability is present in other animals, particularly nonhuman primates, remains unclear. In the present study, 25 socially housed Guinea […]

Going beyond the ‘synthetic method’: New paradigms cross-fertilizing robotics and cognitive neuroscience

Edoardo Datteri, Thierry Chaminade, & Donato Romano Frontiers in Psychology, 13:819042  — @HAL In so-called ethorobotics and robot-supported social cognitive neurosciences, robots are used as scientific tools to study animal behavior and cognition. Building on previous epistemological analyses of biorobotics, in this article it is argued that these two research fields, widely differing from one […]