SUMMER SCHOOL

The 3d Edition of the ILCB Summer School offers Introductory, Intermerdiate and Advanced Classes in four core fields of Cognitive Science, reflecting the expertise of the Institute.

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Bringing together experts in linguistics, neuroscience, psychology, medicine and computer science to understand and to model the way that language functions.

The objective is to create a generic model of the processing of language and its cerebral bases.

FEATURED PUBLICATIONS

Speaking to a common tune: Betweenspeaker convergence in voice fundamental frequency in a joint speech production task Vincent Aubanel, Noël Nguyen
2020 PLOS/ONE
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Learning to Read and Dyslexia: From Theory to Intervention Through Personalized Computational Models Johannes C. Ziegler, Conrad Perry, Marco Zorzi
2020 Current Directions in Psychological Science
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Error-based learning and lexical competition in word production: Evidence from multilingual naming  Elin Runnqvist, Kristof Strijkers, Albert Costa
2019 PLOS/ONE
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Constraints on the lexicons of human languages have cognitive roots present in baboons (Papio papio) Emmanuel Chemla, Isabelle Dautriche, Brian Buccola, and Joël Fagot.
2019 PNAS
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High-fidelity copying is not necessarily the key to cumulative cultural evolution: a study in monkeys and children Carmen Saldana, Joël Fagot, Simon Kirby, Kenny Smith, Nicolas Claidière
2019 Proceedings of the royal society B
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SUMMER SCHOOL

The 3d Edition of the ILCB Summer School offers Introductory, Intermerdiate and Advanced Classes in four core fields of Cognitive Science, reflecting the expertise of the Institute.
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PhD PROGRAM

An interdisciplinary focus on language research, with interdisciplinary theory and practice trainings at basic and advanced level courses in all relevant disciplines.
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MASTER

The MaSCo, a new MA in Cognitive Science, provides an advanced scientific curriculum on human cognition, as well as a technological and methodological expertise in evaluation, analysis and modeling of cognitive processes.
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TRAINING

Advanced trainings are offered to the ILCB members
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What can be learnt on language by studying animals without language?

Language being unique to the human cognitive system, one could logically consider that it can only be studied in the only species that features one: humans. Yet, a number of ILCB/BLRI researchers use animals including rodents, pet dogs, macaques and baboons to address the question of the cognitive and cerebral bases of language.
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The main goal is to closely examine several models of the anatomo-functional architecture of language in the brain (Friederici, Hagoort, Poeppel, Price) to determine if and how they are influenced by linguistic theories ((Bybee, Chomsky, Fillmore, Goldberg, Jackendoff, Kay…). This implies reviewing, understanding and synthesizing the different models and their implications. The ultimate goal is to reach a better understanding of how to bridge the gap between linguistics and neurolinguistics. The various expertise within the BLRI/ILCB are very well-suited to address these general issues.
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Do language and action share the same integrated system? Does Speech have a gestural origin? Could motor tasks help recovering from some language impairments?
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  • Conversational interactions as the primary frame of reference for studies on brain-language relationships
  • New paradigms for investigating the neurophysiological and cognitive bases of conversational interactions
  • Analytical tools for the characterization of between-individual coordination and information transfer in conversational interactions
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In this Transversal Questions we will develop new methods to tackle with the challenge of extracting and characterizing brain functional connectivity networks and their temporal evolution, in strict relation with  the  underlying  anatomy  and  the  performed  cognitive  tasks.  We  will  apply these new tools to the  analysis of specific datasets, in particular about cognitive experiments involving language analysis and production.
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Machine learning and deep learning are powerful tools for analyzing and modeling data from neuroscience experiments in order to answer specific questions. All the work to be done to push forward the research in the field of the ILCB within this QT is grouped in three axes.

The first axis is about learning from data, Machine Learning and Deep Learning.

The second point concerns the design of machine learning systems for brain data.

The third axis focuses on the comparison of mental representations and computer representations

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In the first two years of life, most children develop the phonetic tools scaffolding first language acquisition, both at the segmental and prosodic level. In doing so, children face the following challenges…

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Dendrophilia and the Biology of Language

ILCB Lunch talk was held by Tecumseh Fitch the 01/30/2018 An understanding of both the neural mechanisms involved in language, and their evolutionary history, requires incisive comparisons between humans and nonhuman animals. Ideally, such comparisons are grounded in an explicit, computational framework encompassing both formal and neural components. I review work comparing humans with nonhuman […]

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