Talk by Prof. Marcel Bastiaansen

Event Date: 
Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:00
 

CBC Seminars

 

Marcel Bastiaansen, from NHTV, University of Applied Science, Breda (The Netherlands), invited by Albert Costa (SPB Group)

 

 

Title: The adaptive brain and its thoughts: A new surprising insights into the nature of cognition

 

Abstract: 

Oscillatory dynamics in scalp EEG and MEG are thought to (at least partially) reflect the underlying dynamics of the coupling and uncoupling of functional neuronal networks that carry cognitive processes. I will first delineate an analytical framework for studying network dynamics by means of time-frequwency decompositions of EEG and MEG signals. I will then selectively review recent literature that addresses the oscillatory dynamics that can be observed during various aspects of language comprehension.

For instance, there is evidence that low-frequency oscillatory dynamics (theta-band power changes) are related to lexical retrieval, whereas high-frequency dynamics (beta / gamma power and coherence changes) are related to sentence-level integration (unification) of the individual lexical items. I will then briefly report on recent efforts to re-frame our data that speak in favor of unification into a predictive coding framework.

 

Papers: 

Wang_Front_Psy_2012.pdf

Weiss-Mueller-2012_beta_spoil_the_broth.pdf

 

When: 

Friday, March 27th, 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]