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 […]

Comparison of Different Lexical Resources With Respect to the Tip-of-the-Tongue Problem

Michael Zock, Chris Biemann (2020) Journal of Cognitive Science, Vol. 21-2:193-252. (   Language production is largely a matter of words which, in the case of access problems, can be searched for in an external resource (lexicon, thesaurus). When accessing the resource, the user provides her momentarily available knowledge concerning the target and the resource-powered […]

Using Virtual Reality to Assess Reading Fluency in Children.

Jonathan Mirault, Jean-Patrice Albrand, Julie Lassault, Jonathan Grainger and Johannes C. Ziegler (2021) Front. Educ. 6:693355. 10.3389/feduc.2021.693355 Here we provide a proof-of-concept for the use of virtual reality (VR) goggles to assess reading behavior in beginning readers. Children performed a VR version of a lexical decision task that allowed us to record eye-movements. External validity […]

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 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 […]