A stimulus-brain coupling analysis of regular and irregular rhythms in adults with dyslexia and controls

Anna Fiveash, Daniele Schön, Laure-Hélène Canette, Benjamin Morillon, Nathalie Bedoin, & Barbara Tillmann Brain and Cognition, 140, 2020, 105531 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandc.2020.105531 When listening to temporally regular rhythms, most people are able to extract the beat. Evidence suggests that the neural mechanism underlying this ability is the phase alignment of endogenous oscillations to the external stimulus, allowing […]

As time goes by: Space-time compatibility effects in word recognition.

Camille L. Grasso, Johannes C. Ziegler, Jonathan Mirault, Jennifer T. Coull, & Marie Montant Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0001007 The processing of time activates a spatial left-to-right mental timeline, where past events are “located” to the left and future events to the right. If past and future words […]

Transfer, Collection and Organisation of Electrophysiological and Imaging Data for Multicentre Studies

Nicolas Roehri, Samuel Medina Villalon, Aude Jegou, Bruno Colombet, Bernard Giusiano, Aurélie Ponz, Fabrice Bartolomei, & Christian-George Bénar Neuroinformatics (2021). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12021-020-09503-6 Multicentre studies are of utmost importance to confirm hypotheses. The lack of established standards and the ensuing complexity of their data management often hamper their implementation. The Brain Imaging Data Structure (BIDS) is an […]

On the convergence of rank-one multi-target linear regression

Pierre Courrieu Statistics, 55:1, 68-89 https://doi.org/10.1080/02331888.2021.1891236 This paper presents a new method for solving rank-one multivariate regression problems, providing a solution that maximizes the sum of squared correlations of the one-dimensional fitted pattern with the target variates. The suitability of the method and the consistency of the estimator are formally proved and experimentally tested. In […]

Early Left-Planum Temporale Asymmetry in Newborn Monkeys (Papio Anubis): A Longitudinal Structural MRI Study at Two Stages of Development.

Yannick Becker, Julien Sein, Lionel Velly, Laura Giacomino, Luc Renaud, Romain Lacoste, Jean-Luc Anton, Bruno Nazarian, Cammie Berne & Adrien Meguerditchian NeuroImage, Volume 227, 15 February 2021, 117575 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2020.11757 The “language-ready” brain theory suggests that the infant brain is pre-wired for language acquisition prior to language exposure. As a potential brain marker of such a […]

From Psychoacoustics to Brain Waves: A Longitudinal Approach to Novel Word Learning

Mylène Barbaroux, Arnaud Norena, Maud Rasamimanana, Eric Castet & Mireille Besson Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience (2021) 33 (1): 8–27. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_01629 Musical expertise has been shown to positively influence high-level speech abilities such as novel word learning. This study addresses the question whether low-level enhanced perceptual skills causally drives successful novel word learning. We used a […]

Continuous developmental change explains discontinuities in word learning

Abdellah Fourtassi, Sophie Regan & Michael C. Frank Developmental Science (2021) 24:e13018. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.13018 https://hal.archives-ouvertes.fr/hal-03191088 Cognitive development is often characterized in terms of discontinuities, but these discontinuities can sometimes be apparent rather than actual and can arise from continuous developmental change. To explore this idea, we use as a case study the finding by Stager and Werker […]

FMRI-based identity classification accuracy in left temporal and frontal regions predicts speaker recognition performance

Virginia Aglieri, Bastien Cagna, Lionel Velly, Sylvain Takerkart, Pascal Belin Abstract Speaker recognition is characterized by considerable inter-individual variability with poorly understood neural bases. This study was aimed at (1) clarifying the cerebral correlates of speaker recognition in humans, in particular the involvement of prefrontal areas, using multi voxel pattern analysis (MVPA) applied to fMRI […]