ILST seminar: Cesko Voeten

November 18, 2022
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Cesko Voeten Fryske Akademy   A view into the processing of sound change: sociolinguistic migration   Sociolinguists (e.g. Labov 2007) and phonologists (e.g. Hamann 2009) often assume that adults do not perform structural reanalyses in processes of sound change. I present empirical data from Dutch that challenges this assumption. Over the past 100 years, the […]

CNI Seminar: Alexandria Lesicko

November 22, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Alexandria Lesicko Geffen Labaratory of Auditory Coding University of Pennsylvania   Cortico-fugal regulation of predictive coding   Sensory systems must account for both contextual factors and prior experience to adaptively engage with the dynamic external environment. In the central auditory system, neurons modulate their responses to sounds based on statistical context. These response modulations can […]

We will also stream this seminar via Zoom.   Catherine Crockford Great Ape Social Mind Lab Institut de Sciences Cognitives Marc Jeannerod CNRS   The patterning and ontogeny of chimpanzee vocal sequences – and brain pathways   A striking feature of the human species is our large brain, enabling some complex skills that surpass those […]

Join us for short talks by our graduate students in the ILST program.     Speaker:Xin Gao   Title: How do social labeling and language experience affect the perception of nasal codas in Shanghai Mandarin?     Speaker: May Chan   Title: Cue integration in speech and music   Abstract:Listeners integrate multidimensional cues (e.g., spectral shape) during […]

CNI seminar: Michael Beauchamp

December 6, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Michael Beauchamp Department of Neurosurgery University of Pennsylvania   Interactions between Face and Voice: New Findings in Human Speech Perception   Auditory information from a talker’s voice and visual information from a talker’s face provide independent cues about speech content. In the illusion known as the McGurk effect, integration of conflicting auditory and visual speech […]