ILST Seminar Series: Wei Lai

September 6, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Wei Lai Department of Linguistics University of Pennsylvania   Tone variation in lexical and structural disambiguation   I present two studies on the perception and processing of tone variation in word identification and sentence parsing.   The first study investigates audio-visual integration of talker gender to uncover intended tonal target in Cantonese tone perception, and […]

Erol Akçay Department of Biology University of Pennsylvania   Coevolution of social behavior and social networks   The evolution of social behaviors is crucially determined by social structure, i.e., the pattern of interactions between individuals in a population. I explore how this social structure itself can evolve through social selection. I present a series of […]

Tali Sharot Department of Experimental Psychology University College London   Affect & Decision-Making in Health and Disease   The ability to use information to adaptively guide behavior is central to intelligence. My work describes the role of affect in this process. In this talk I will present our recent research characterizing the influence of affect […]