What neuronal and cognitive representations and operations form the basis for the transformation from “vibrations in the ear” (sounds) to “abstractions in the head” (words)?
In the Poeppel Lab, experiments investigate:
• How auditory signals are encoded in the human auditory cortex [example pub]
• What type of temporal information is extracted from auditory stimuli [example pub]
• What processes underlie lexical access [example pub]
• What is the “parts list” for speech perception and word recognition [example pub]
• What is the functional anatomy of speech perception & language comprehension [example pub 1] [example pub 2]
Primary methodological techniques:
• Magnetoencephalography (MEG) [KIT/MEG Lab at NYU]
• Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) [Center for Brain Imaging at NYU]
• Electroencephalography (EEG)
• Psychophysics/Behavioral Experiments
Brain Rhythms and Cortical Computation (BRyCoCo) - VI hosted by David Poeppel
NSF Workshop: Linking Language and Cognition to Neuroscience via Computation hosted by David Poeppel. The NSF Workshop Report can be found here.