Talk by Prof. Christophe Pallier

Event Date: 
Fri, 17/10/2014 - 12:00

 

CBC Seminars

 

Christophe Pallier, from INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit (France), invited by Luca Bonatti (RICO Group)

 

Title: In search of syntactic structures in the brain

 

Abstract: 

Does the brain represent the syntactic structures of sentences and if so, in which areas? 
 
I will report on a series of experiments performed in our lab, using a variety of paradigms (priming, sentence verification, parametric manipulation of constituent size), that tried to address this issue. I will also present data about the sensitivity to structure in Mathematics (arithmetic formulas and number names) and Music.
 

Papers: 

Pallier.Devauchelle.Dehaene.pnas_.2011.pdf

Maruyama2012.pdf

 

When: 

Friday, October 17th, at 12:00

 

Where:

Campus de la Comunicacio UPF, C/ Roc Boronat, 132. MAP
Edifici 52 (Ed. Roc Boronat), room 52.S25

Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

 

How to get there:

Metro: Llacuna or Poblenou <L4>, Glories <L1>, Tram: Ca l’aranyó [T4]