Talk by Prof. Sonja Kotz

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/04/2015 - 12:00

CBC Seminars

 

Sonja Kotz, from School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester (UK) and MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig (Germany), invited by Nuria Sebastian (SAP Group)

 

 

Title: Prediction in multimodal emotional speech

 

Abstract: 

Social interactions rely on verbal and non-verbal information sources and their interaction. Crucially, in such communicative interactions we can obtain information about the current emotional state of others. However, emotion expressions are not always clear cut or may be influenced by a specific situational context or learned knowledge. In our work on the temporal and neural correlates of multimodal emotion expressions we address a number of questions by means of ERPs, fMRI, and lesion studies. Within a prediction framework I will focus on the following aspects in my talk: (1) How do we integrate different verbal and non-verbal emotion expressions, (2) How do cognitive demands impact the processing of multimodal emotion expressions, (3) How do we resolve interferences between verbal and non-verbal emotion expressions? 

Papers:

Jessen_Kotz2013.pdf

Jessen_Kotz2015.pdf

Schirmer_Kotz06.pdf

WittfothetalCereb. Cortex-2010.pdf

 

When: 

Friday, April 10th, 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]