Sulcal anatomy for inter-individual and inter-species brain mapping. April 8th, The involvement of left ventral occipitotemporal cortex in speech processing.
April 8 @ 12:00 - 17:00
Shuai Wang, Postdoc ILCB and Chotiga Pattamadilok, CNRS researcher, LPL
The left ventral occipitotemporal cortex (VOT) plays a key role in visual word processing, and is termed as visual word form area. Recent evidence suggests that it is also involved in different levels of speech processing, from letter detection to sentence listening. In this talk, I’m going to introduce our two fMRI studies that aim to investigate the fine-grained functional organization of the left VOT by using cross-modal (i.e. visual and auditory) repetition suppression paradigm and MVPA, and to examine its connections with the spoken language system during speech processing by using beta-series connectivity and graph theory.