Talk by Prof. Pascal Belin

Event Date: 
Fri, 24/04/2015 - 12:00

CBC Seminars


Pascal Belin, from Institut des Neurosciences de la Timone, CNRS and Université Aix-Marseille, Marseille (France), invited by Albert Costa (SPB Group)


Title: A Vocal Brain: Cerebral Processing of Voice Information



The human voice carries speech but also a wealth of socially-relevant, speaker-related information. Listeners routinely perceive precious information on the speaker’s identity (gender, age),  affective state (happy, scared), as well as more subtle cues on perceived personality traits (attractiveness, dominance, etc.), strongly influencing social interactions. Using voice psychoacoustics and neuroimaging techniques, we examine the cerebral processing of person-related information in perceptual and neural voice representations. Results indicate a cerebral architecture of voice cognition sharing many similarities with the cerebral organization of face processing, with the main types of information in voices (identity, affect, speech) processed in interacting, but partly dissociable functional pathways.



Yovel&Belin_Tics13 (1).pdf



Friday, April 24th, at 12:00



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]