Poeppel Lab Meetings

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Date

Time

Presenter

Description of meeting or event

September 27, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Anna Jafarpour

Guest Presentation

Anna Jafarpour from the Knight lab at UCB will present some of her work on using MEG to probe oscillatory mechanisms for memory: "Decoding visual representations in episodic memory retrieval and working memory.""

September 20, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Laura Gwilliams

Practice talk

Laura Gwilliams will be practicing her first year talk.

September 13, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Xiangbin Teng

Research Discussion

Xiangbin will present some recent results of his work. Discussion and feedback will ensue.

August 16, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Onno Faber

Research Discussion

An informal chat with Onno Faber, visiting from San Francisco. We will be discussing brainstem auditory implants and learning about the topic, and contemplating research directions.

August 9, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Keith Doelling

Journal Club

Keith will present the following paper: Evans & Davis (2015) Hierarchical Organization of Auditory and Motor Representations in Speech Perception: Evidence from Searchlight Similarity Analysis . Cereb Cortex. Jean-Remi also has *one* slide for us he'd like to show.

August 2, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Research Discussion

A presentation by Jess Rowland regarding some ideas for research on the topic: "Explorations of an active mechanism for Music Perception".

July 26, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Jesse Gibson

Practice Presentation

Jesse will practice his talk for his summer research project: "Measuring intelligibility to understand the role of neuronal oscillations in speech perception.""

July 19, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Anna Fiveash

Guest Presentation

Anna Fiveash from Macquarie University will talk to us about some her current work: Abstract: The role of syntactic working memory and attention in music and language processing (Anna Fiveash, Genevieve McArthur, & Bill Thompson) Music and language are suggested to utilise similar syntactic processing resources, however questions remain about the nature of these resources and the degree to which they are shared. Roles for working memory, attention, cognitive control, and executive functions have been discussed, as well as temporal sequencing and implicit learning processes. Most studies looking at syntactic interaction effects (lowered processing ability when concurrently processing syntax in both music and language) have used stimuli with syntactic violations - out-of-key notes in music, and grammatical errors in language. Such studies have received criticism that the added cognitive load of processing a violation could merely suggest shared error detection mechanisms, rather than shared syntactic processes. A series of four behavioural studies and one EEG study will provide evidence suggesting a role for syntactic working memory and attention in shared syntactic processes between music and language. Furthermore, it will be shown that syntactic interaction effects are evident in stimuli without syntactic violations. This is an important experimental step, and confirms that syntactic processes between music and language interact at a level greater than shared error detection mechanisms. This set of experiments will suggest that music and language share similar syntactic working memory mechanisms which are modulated by attention.

July 12, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Saskia Haegens

Research Presentation

Saskia will present some recent behavioural results on the topic: Rhythmic facilitation of auditory perception by entrainment to implicit and explicit rhythmic cues

June 28, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Diana Omigie

Guest Presentation

Diana Omigie will provide a guest presentation.

June 14, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Florencia Assaneo

Research Presentation

Florencia will share with us recent results from a study that explored the sensorimotor coupling of speech by investigating the synchronization between auditory and motor areas while subjects listened to syllables at different rates. She is starting to prepare the figures for a paper and would like to get your feedback for this process.

June 6, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Jean-Remi King

Research Presentation

Jean-Remi will talk to us about how decoding analyses can help us model the functional architecture of conscious and unconscious visual perception.

May 31, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Ido Davidesco

Journal Club

Ido will be leading us in a discussion about the intriguing recent piece: Could a neuroscientist understand a microprocessor? He'll be picking 2-3 examples to start a discussion.

May 24, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Full lab

Check-in

The meeting this week will be a lab-check-in and social hour/lunch.

May 17, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Amy Belfi

Research Presentation

Amy will present her recent work on: "Investigating the Timecourse of Aesthetic Judgments of Music". She will also present this work at the upcoming 2016 ICMPC (Int'l Conf. on Music Perception & Cognition).

May 10, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Full lab

Check-in

The meeting this week will be a lab-check-in and social hour/lunch. We will pick up with other projects and papers in the following weeks.

May 3, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Florencia Assaneo

Journal Club

Florencia will present: Differential oscillatory encoding of foreign speech. Perez et al, Bain Lang 2015.

April 26, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Keith Doelling

Journal Club

Keith will present: "Perception of the speech code" revisited: Speech is alphabetic after all Psychological Review 2016, Vol. 123, No. 2, 125–150.

April 12, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Phillip Alday

Guest Presentation

Phillip Alday of University of South Australia will present a talk: "What are the right units of analysis in language?".

April 6, 2016

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Full Lab

International Poeppel Lab Convention

Note the special time, a Wednesday, after CNS. We will be convening a special conference of both the New York and German branches of the Poeppel Lab. The day will feature research presentation, skill sharing, and connection making between disparate research structures and entities.

March 29, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Full Lab

CNS practice part 2

We will be practicing and providing feedback on lab member's presentations and posters for CNS, in anticipation of the conference which opens the following week. This is part 2 of 2.

March 22, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Full Lab

CNS practice part 1

We will be practicing and providing feedback on lab member's presentations and posters for CNS. This is part 1 of 2; We'll continue with CNS practice next week, in anticipation of the conference which opens the week after.

March 15, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Jean-Remi King

Practice Talk

Jean-Remi will give a practice talk for CNS: "Selective maintenance mechanisms of seen and unseen sensory features in the human brain." Here are the main points: Recent studies challenge the equivalence between visual awareness and working memory. We investigated human MEG activity while subjects memorized visual stimuli presented at visibility threshold. Decoding analyses allowed tracking a rich set of sensory and decision features. Task-relevant features are specifically maintained during the retention period. Unseen but task-relevant features can be maintained by late neural assemblies.

March 8, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Adeen Flinker

Journal Club

We will be journal clubbing a very *cool* paper courtesy of Adeen. Functional Segregation of Cortical Regions Underlying Speech Timing and Articulation Neuron (2016)

March 1, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Suzanne Dikker

Practice Talk

Suzanne will be practicing her 5-minute data Blitz talk for CNS, "Brain-to-brain synchrony predicts student engagement and social dynamics in the classroom: A crowd-sourcing neuroscience study." Abstract: Introduction & Methods: How does the brain support real-world dynamic group interactions? To investigate this question, we recorded simultaneous EEG from twelve high school students and their teacher during eleven 50-minute classes, spread out across the school year. We focused our analyses on brain-to-brain synchrony, quantified as the inter-brain-coherence between students across EEG frequency bands as they participated in regular classroom activities (lecturing, group discussion, watching videos). Results: Increased classroom engagement was correlated with more synchronous brain activity between the students as a group: Students reported higher levels of engagement for watching videos and group discussion, and brain-to-brain synchrony was higher during these classroom activities than when the teacher was reciting or lecturing. In addition, brain-to-brain synchrony between pairs of students was correlated with how close they felt to each other. Conclusion: To our knowledge, this is the first study to repeatedly record brain activity from multiple people simultaneously as they engage in everyday activities outside of a laboratory environment. We applied this paradigm in the context of classroom interactions and found that brain-to-brain synchrony across students predicted student engagement and social cohesion. Both have been found critical to the student learning experience. These findings suggest that brain-to-brain synchrony might be a biomarker for dynamic classroom interactions. As such, they provide a potentially promising new avenue for investigations into the neuroscience of group interactions ‘in the wild.’

February 23, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 am

Alex Barachant

Guest Talk

Alex Barachant will be presenting his recent work exploring machine learning techniques using EEG datasets, as follows - - Title : Information Geometry: A framework for processing and classification of M/EEG data. Abstract : Information geometry considers probability distributions as points of a Riemannian manifold, and provides geometric tools (distance, tangent, mean or median ...) to manipulate them. In this presentation, we will see how to use this framework in the context of M/EEG signal. Indeed, epochs of EEG signal can be efficiently represented by multivariate normal distributions, allowing us to benefit from the multiple properties of the corresponding Riemannian metric. The theoretical link between this approach and source separation methods will be shown, and example of practical use of this framework will be presented.

February 19, 2016

10:00 - 11:30 am

Florencia Assaneo

Data presentation

Florencia will present some recent data for discussion and feedback.

February 15, 2016

2:00 - 3:30 pm

Laura Gwilliams

Practice Talk

Laura will give a practice talk for her upcoming presentation at the International Morphology Meeting. The talk covers three MEG experiments that investigate the representation of morphological constituents.

February 9, 2016

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Amy Belfi and Jess Rowland

Journal Club

Amy and Jess will be co-presenting this method-heavy powerhouse: Distinct Cortical Pathways for Music and Speech Revealed by Hypothesis-Free Voxel Decomposition Norman-Haignere et al. 2015

December 15, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

James Rankin

Research Presentation

James Rankin from the Rinzel lab will be presenting his recent work: Auditory bistable perception in a neural competition model with periodic inputs Here's the abstract: Perceptual bistability leads to spontaneous switches between competing interpretations of ambiguous sensory input (e.g. binocular rivalry, necker cube). In auditory bistability sequences of interleaved high and low tones are perceived alternately as grouped into a single rhythm or as split into separate streams with perception changing every few seconds. In existing neural competition models the possible percepts are encoded by discrete units. The inclusion of mechanisms for mutual inhibition, slow adaptation (relative to a fast cortical timescale) and noise allows for many aspects of the dynamics of perceptual alternations to be captured. We incorporate similar mechanisms in a new model of auditory bistability and propose a network comprised of neuronal units distributed along a tonotopic feature space. Percepts in our model are emergent, identified in the firing patterns of the neuronal units; they are not pre-assigned to percept-specific units as in many phenomenological models. In order to deal with the periodic nature of the input tone sequences we include NMDA recurrent excitation on an intermediate timescale, which enables linkage across sound gaps in the inputs. The model is able to accurately capture the statistics of percept durations and the known perceptual organisation for stimulus parameters. Our model was developed alongside concurrent psychoacoustic experiments; model predictions about the effect of stimulus parameters are tested and confirmed. Further experiments investigate attention and an apparent conflict between its effects and stimulus parameter manipulations. Proposed mechanisms for attention are tested in a canonical competition model where bifurcation analysis and numerical continuation can be applied, before being implemented in the auditory model. Our results resolve the apparent conflict and provide insights into the mechanisms underlying attention that could generalise across sensory modalities.

December 8, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Ido Davidesco

Journal Club

Ido will be presenting a paper for journal-club style meeting. Please see the paper linked here about language acquisition and implications for learning/education

December 1, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Full Lab

Check-in

We will have a general check-in, as well as a review/discussion/number guessing game re: the following: The human brain in numbers: a linearly scaled-up primate brain by Suzana Herculano-Houzel, 2009, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

November 17, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Danielle Perszyk

Research Presentation

This meeting will feature a guest presenter - Danielle Perszyk. She's a grad student working on an infant EEG study: Neural correlates underlying the link between language and cognition in infancy

November 10, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Ed Vessel

Research Presentation

Ed Vessel from the CBI will be presenting some work using EEG for an aesthetics experiment: An analysis of continuous, mobile EEG collected during free viewing of artworks. He is hoping to get some feedback moving forward.

November 3, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Florencia Assaneo

Journal Club

Florencia will be leading the discussion on a recent paper: Congruent Visual Speech Enhances Cortical Entrainment to Continuous Auditory Speech in Noise-Free Conditions Michael J. Crosse,1,2 John S. Butler,1,2,4 and Edmund C. Lalor1,2,3 J Neurosci. 2015

October 27, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Nori Jacoby

Discovering Rhythmic Perceptual Priors with Iterated Learning

This meeting will feature a guest presenter, Nori Jacoby from MIT. Nori is a musician and mathematician currently working with Josh McDermott. Here's the abstract: Iterated learning is effective way to study perceptual categories in the lab. Like the children’s game of “broken telephone,” this experimental paradigm comprises a series of iterations involving interaction with a human subject. Their essential component is that the output of one iteration is fed as the input into the next iteration. Experimentally, the dynamics of this process converge to meaningful and interpretable categories, which mimic the actual categories found by anthropologists in civilizations around the world (Xu et al. 2010). Moreover, as Griffiths and Kalish (2005) have argued, there is a direct mathematical mapping between the outcomes of this process and subjective probability distributions (priors) over internal representations of the outside world within the brain. In the current work we developed a new experimental paradigm based on iterated learning in order to study priors using analog production as part of an iterative process (see Kirby 2001; Sanborn & Griffiths 2015). We show that, under certain assumptions, the resulting dynamics converge to specific endpoints or attractors, which are closely associated with perceptual categories. This talk focuses on the application of this method for musical rhythms. Unlike earlier investigations of these categories, where were fully dependent upon explicit listings accessed by expert musicians (Desain & vHoning 2003), our findings allow us to access a complex range of implicit rhythmical perceptual categories in experts and non-experts alike. Moreover, our method is an effective strategy for cross-cultural comparison, as it enables us to examine mental categories without the mediation of language. Indeed, we demonstrate experimental results from individuals from both industrial (Western) and non-industrial (Amazonian) societies. Our results show that both Amazonians and Westerners converge to integer ratio patterns. However, they differ in the convergence patterns, which likely stem from cultural exposure and musical practices.

October 13, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Many Esteemed Lab Members

SFN/SNL practice

We will be presented with 6 practice posters and talks for feedback and discussion.

October 6, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Adeen Flinker

SFN/SNL practice

Adeen will practice his SFN presentation and we will provide feedback.

September 29, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Jean-Remi King

Research Discussion

Jean-Remi will present some preliminary unexpected results re: predictive coding of orientation of gabor patches and EEG. He'd like to get some feedback as he moves forward on the topic.

September 22, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Saskia Haegens

Research Discussion

Saskia will present an idea for a new psychophysics experiment, and solicit feedback.

September 15, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Florencia Assaneo

Data Presentation and Discussion

Florencia will present recent data for discussion on her work into the interaction between spoken and heard syllable rate

September 8, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Full lab

General check-in

We will have a skype check-in with David for lab meeting. He's available from 12 - 1 pm. We'll catch up on projects, administrative to-do's, etc.

July 28, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Amy Belfi

Practice Presentation and Journal Club

Please join us for a practice presentation from Amy Belfi, new aesthetics post-doc. She will tell us about her lesion study re: music memory. And then we will discuss Chomsky's review of Skinner's verbal behavior work.

July 21, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Xiangbin Teng

Research Presentation

Xiangbin will present some recent results from a study looking at intelligibility using segments of locally reversed speech segments. We will also have a group general check-in.

July 7, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Gwyneth Lewis

Journal Club

Gwyneth will present two papers on lexical access: Strauß et al. (2014) Alpha and theta brain oscillations index dissociable processes in spoken word recognition. NeuroImage 97:387 – 395, and Strauß et al. (2015) Alpha Phase Determines Successful Lexical Decision in Noise, Journal of Neuroscience, 35(7):3256–3262

June 30, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Alessandro Tavano

Research Presentation

Alessandro Tavano will be joining us from the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics to talk to us about: "Beta-band encoding of event probability dynamics"

June 23, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Full lab

Lab check-in

We will have a general check-in on projects and to-do lists

June 11, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Keith Doelling

Research Presentation

Keith will present some recent data on the topic of word memory and the dorsal/ventral streams of data flow

June 2, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Jean-Rémi King

Research Presentation

Jean-Rémi will tell us about what he has been working on recently:'Identifying the functional architecture of perceptual decision making from the decoding of MEG signals: work-in-progress.'

May 26, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Alessandro Tavano

Research Presentation

Alessandro Tavano will be joining us from the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics to talk to us about temporal prediction in word sequences. Details soon.

May 19, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Florencia Assaneo

Journal Club

we'll have a journal club style meeting next week, as per usual Tuesday noon. A little something from the developmental literature. The paper can be found here: A hierarchy of cortical responses to sequence violations in three-month-old infants Anahita Basirat a,b,c,⇑, Stanislas Dehaene a,b,c,d, Ghislaine Dehaene-Lambertz Cognition, 2014.

May 12, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Lucia Melloni

Research Presentation

Lucia will be presenting two papers on the topic of temporal processing and hierarchy: Murray et al. (2014) A hierarchy of intrinsic timescales across primate cortex and Chaudhuri et al. A large-scale circuit mechanism for hierarchical dynamical processing in the primate cortex

May 5, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Gwyneth Lewis

4th year talk practice

Gwyneth will present a practice run of her 4th year talk: "The Neural Bases of Taxonomic and Thematic Conceptual Relations: An MEG Study "

April 28, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Adeen Flinker

Journal Club

Adeen will present his recent PNAS paper: Flinker et al. (2015) Redefining the role of Broca’s area in speech, PNAS 12:19

April 21, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

all lab

Beamforming Roundtable

We'll have a round table for discussion and edification and whatnot. Maybe we can collectively arrive at solutions. Please bring your questions and/or answers.

April 14, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Saskia Haegens

Research Presentation

Saskia Haegens who will share with us her work while she was in Mexico recently re: Cross-modal frequency discrimination.

March 23, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Xiangbin Teng

CNS preperations

Xiangbin will practice his presentation for CNS and we will check in on posters all around.

March 10, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Full Lab

Lab check-in

A general check-in and wide-ranging discussion pot-pourri.

March 3, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Lila Davachi and Andy Haeusser

Research Presentation

Lila Davachi and Andy Haeusser will present results from their recent MEG memory study.

February 17, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Adeen Flinker

Journal Club

Adeen will be presenting: Selective Perceptual Phase Entrainment to Speech Rhythm in the Absence of Spectral Energy Fluctuations, Benedikt Zoefel and Rufin VanRullen. Journal of Neuroscience, February 4, 2015 • 35(5):1954 –1964

February 10, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Anna Wilsch and Jess Rowland

Journal Club

We will follow up on the last lab meeting discuss re: alpha, and we will discuss: Individual Differences in Alpha Frequency Drive Crossmodal Illusory Perception. Roberto Cecere,Geraint Rees and Vincenzo Romei, Current Biology 2015.

February 3, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Florencia Assaneo

Journal Club

An informal journal club style meeting for lab meeting Tuesday. noon, usual time: T. Neuling a, S. Rach a, S. Wagner b, C.H. Wolters b, C.S. Herrmann a,c,⁎ (2012) Good vibrations: Oscillatory phase shapes perception, NeuroImage

January 20, 2015

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Saskia Haegens and Anna Wilsch

Research Presentation

Lab meeting will feature Saskia and Anna. We will hear about the work they've been up to recently exploring temporal and spatial attention

January 16, 2015

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Lucia Melloni and Caspar Schwiedrzik

Research Presentation

Lucia Melloni and Caspar Schwiedrzik will present their recent work exploring interactions between numerosity and motion

January 6, 2015

12:30 - 1:30 pm

Trevor Day School Team

Data Analysis Brainstorming

A good ol' fashion data brainstorming session. We will be hearing about progress on the Trevor School Project, looking at some data, and discussing/brainstorming ideas for next steps of analysis.

December 16, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Full lab

Holiday get-together

An impromptu holiday party and tree trimming celebration. Check-ins, science, discussions may ensue

December 9, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Suzanne Dikker

Research Discussion

We will hear about Suzanne's ongoing project at the Trevor School with Emotivs exploring social dynamics, and take a look at some preliminary data. Discussion will then commence.

December 2, 2014

1:00 - 2:30 pm

David Poeppel

Research Discussion

David will continue his presentation and discussion about theoretical issues in a recently reviewed fMRI paper exploring mechanisms for low-level speech processing (is there a distinct phonemic level of analysis?)

November 25, 2014

12:00 - 1:00 pm

All lab

General meeting

An informal pre-turkey check in. David will have a brief topic for conversation.

November 21, 2014

12:00 - 1:00 pm

Valeria Mongelli

Guest Presentation: Music reading in the brain: how musical literacy shapes the ventral cortical visual streamn

Valeria Mongelli will give a guest talk. Abstract: The visual word form area (VWFA), situated in the left fusiform gyrus of the human brain, plays an important role in the visual identification of letters and their order (Cohen et al. Brain 2000). Its activity during word reading depends on expertise, being stronger in early literate subjects than in illiterate ones (Dehaene et al. Science 2010). Here, we examine if this region is also important for music reading. Using fMRI with an irrelevant detection task, we measured brain responses to written musical notations in 21 professional musicians and 23 musically naive controls. Music-induced responses were identified and compared to the responses induced by words, faces, houses, and tools in the VWFA and in other category-selective regions of the ventral cortical visual stream (face fusiform area; para-hippocampal place area; lateral occipital complex). First, results showed that in both groups music induced weaker activations than did the relevant preferred categories (e.g., faces in face fusiform area) in all regions except for the VWFA, where music-induced responses did not differ from the preferred category (i.e. words). Zooming in on the VWFA, we observed a difference between groups. In control subjects, music activated the VWFA less than words. Conversely, in musicians, VWFA activation was stronger for music than for words. Thus, musical expertise modified the functional properties of the VWFA (but not of the other explored regions), by increasing the activation for musical notation over the activation for written words. Second, musical expertise modulated the topography of music- and word-related activations in the ventral stream. The peaks of the individual activations for words and music were identified in both groups. In a left ventral occipitotemporal region of interest (ROI), we found that in musicians (i) the peaks for words were more anterior than in controls; (ii) the peaks for words were more anterior than for music, yielding a segregation of word and music peaks. Third, we performed Psychophysiologic Interaction Analyses (PPI). We identified left ventral occipitotemporal word-selective and music-selective ROIs, and looked for brain regions which would be more (or less) correlated to these ROIs during music viewing than during word viewing. We found a network of regions more connected to the music ROI during music viewing than during word viewing. In musicians, this network was stronger and more extensive than in controls. Thus, our findings show that (i) music reading shares some neural mechanisms used for word reading; (ii) musical expertise modifies the functional properties, the topography and the long-distance connectivity of some category-selective regions in the ventral stream.

November 14, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Yanchao Bi

Guest Presentation: From visual perception to object concepts in the visual ventral pathway: Evidence from congenital blindness and brain damage

Yanchao Bi from Beijing Normal University will give a guest talk. Here's the abstract: Conceptual system serves as a foundation for various cognitive processes including language, object recognition and use, reasoning, and problem solving. How is object conceptual knowledge represented in the brain? I will present a series of experiments in my lab that examines the object shape and motion knowledge in healthy, congenitally blind and brain-damaged populations. The overall results indicate representation of conceptual knowledge in the visual ventral pathway that is abstracted away from specific visual experience, which is influenced by connectivity with brain regions processing other types of object knowledge, and together constitute a large scale conceptual network.

November 12, 2014

11:00 - 12:00 pm

Johanna Rimmele

Research Presentation

Johanna will be presenting the results of some of her recent research into working memory.

November 11, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Florencia Assaneo

Presentation

Florencia will lead a discussion of efference copy during speach production. She will present some of the existing neural models of speech production. And show a draft of a possible project, that makes use of time shifts in the auditory feedback in order to explore the temporal features of the efferent copy and how it is used to compensate auditory errors.

November 4, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Xiangbin Teng

Group Discussion

Xiangbin Teng will lead a discussion of multiscale processing.

October 24, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Many Esteemed Colleagues

BryCoCo VII

A meeting of the minds about the minds.

October 28, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Adeen Flinker

Literature Discussion

Laterilization discussion, part 2. We will continue the discussion of issues related to lateralization of function.

October 23, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Erik Edwards

Guest Presentation

Erik Edwards from UCSF/ICSI will visit and present.

October 21, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Adeen Flinker

Literature Discussion

Adeen and David will be bringing up issues related to lateralization of function.

October 10, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Simon Henin

Guest presentation

Simon Henin will be visiting us from CUNY and giving a presentation. Details soon. Special extra Friday lab meeting.

October 7, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Dominic Massaro

Guest presentation

Dominic Massaro will be visiting us from UCSB, where he explores language learning and literacy. The title of his talk: "Understanding Speech and Print"

September 30, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Keith Doelling

Practice Talk

Keith will give a practice presentation of his second-year talk: "Cortical entrainment enhanced through musical expertise".

September 23, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Nai Ding

Journal Club

Nai will present his review on cortical entrainment Cortical entrainment to continuous speech: functional roles and interpretations from Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

September 16, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Ido Davidesco

Journal Club

Ido will present a recent paper on Brain-to-Brain Interfaces: Conscious Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans Using Non-Invasive Technologies in PLOS One.

August 29, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Lars Muckli

Guest Presentation: Layer-specific coding using ultra-high field (7T) fMRI to investigate feedback in the visual cortex

Abstract: David Mumford (1991) proposed a role for reciprocal topographic cortical pathways in which higher areas send abstract predictions of the world to lower cortical areas. At lower cortical areas, top-down predictions are then compared to the incoming sensory stimulation. Several questions arise within this framework: (1) do descending predictions remain abstract, or do they translate into concrete level predictions, the ‘language’ of lower visual areas? (2) how is incoming sensory information compared to top-down predictions? Are input signals subtracted from the prediction (as proposed in the predictive coding framework) or are they multiplied (as proposed by other models i.e. biased competition or adaptive resonance theory)? Contributing to the debate of abstract or concrete level information, we aim to investigate the information content of feedback projections with functional MRI. We have exploited a strategy in which feedforward information is occluded in parts of visual cortex: i.e. along the non-stimulated apparent motion path, behind a white square that we used to occlude natural visual scenes, or by blindfolding our subjects (Muckli & Petro 2013). By presenting visual illusions, contextual scene information or by playing sounds we were able to capture feedback signals within the occluded areas of the visual cortex. MVPA analysis of the feedback signal reveals that they are more abstract than the feedforward signal. Furthermore, using high resolution MRI we found that feedback is sent to the outer cortical layers of V1. We also show that feedback to V1 can originate from auditory information processing (Vetter, Smith & Muckli 2014). We are currently developing strategies to reveal the precision and potential functions of cortical feedback. Our results link into the emerging paradigm shift that portrays the brain as a ‘prediction machine’ (Clark 2013)

August 25, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Full Lab

Administrative check-in

A general logistical accounting of lab activities shall ensue.

August 19, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Keith Doelling

Research Presentation

Keith will present some of his recent work on cortical entrainment to varying musical tempi.

August 15, 2014

11:00 - 12:30 pm

Greg Cogan

Data discussion

Greg will present some new working memory ECoG data.

July 15, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Full lab

Technical discussion

We will be having a multi-lab group meeting with people from Alec Marantz and Liina Pylkkanen's labs, discussing the MRAT methodology, a toolbox for statistics in source-space.

July 8, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Full lab

General discussion

David willhave a presentation for us. Topics may include administrative stuff, mapping problems, soccer.

June 31, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Full lab

General check-in/discussion

In lieu of any journal club paper or research discussion, we'll have a check-in at noon for general discussion/updates.

June 24, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Xiangbin Teng

Research Discussion

We will be discussing the recent paper Resolving human object recognition in space and time , Cichy et al. Nat. Neuroscience, 2014..

June 17, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Adeen Flinker

Research Discussion

We will be discussing the recent paper Encoding of Natural Sounds at Multiple Spectral and Temporal Resolutions in the Human Auditory Cortex Santoro et al, 2014 PLOS Bilogoy.

June 12, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Jess Rowland

Research Discussion

The lab will be hosting visitors from The Marina Abramovic Institute and Jess will also be presenting a research idea: "MVPA of relative pitch in auditory cortex using fMRI"

May 27, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Keith Doelling

Journal Club

A discussion of Noise differentially impacts phoneme representations in the auditory and speech motor systems, Du et al.

May 20, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Elana Zion Golumbic

Journal Club

A discussion of Daniel Baldauf and Robert Desimone, Neural Mechanisms of Object-Based Attention, 424 (2014);344 Science

May 13, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Greg Cogan

Paper discussion

we'll discuss and give feedback on Greg's upcoming paper

May 9, 2014

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Nima Mesgarani and Shihab Shama

Guest Discussion

Open ended discussion with Nima Mesgarani of Columbia and Shihab Shamma from UMD.

April 15, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Full lab

Check in

An eclectic mix of timely topics will be addressed: Party planning, interior design for the sound booth, conference wrap-up, thoughts for improving the lab website, and more

April 4, 2014

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Satu Palva

Guest Lecture

Satu Palva will present a guest lecture: "Local and large-scale oscillatory neuronal dynamics in human cognition and behavior".

April 3, 2014

1:00 - 2:30 pm

CNS poster people

Poster Practice

We will be having a CNS poster practice session. Bring your poster in progress

April 1, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Keith Doelling

Data discussion

Keith presents some recent data for conversation and discussion regarding analysis

March 11, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Full lab

Journal club

We will be discussing Rich Ivry's recent publication in J. Neuroscience .

March 4, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Gwyneth Lewis

Research Discussion

We will have a presentation from Gwyneth regarding her recent MEG explorations of taxonomically vs. thematically related words. For background about this research topic, please check out before lab meeting Schwartz et al.(2011) "Neuroanatomical dissociation for taxonomic and thematic knowledge in the human brain":

February 25, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

full lab

Administrative meeting

IRBs, Conferences, and more

February 20, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Nima Mesgarani

Guest Presentation

Special Thursday lab meeting time. Dr. Mesgarani will talk to us about his recent publication Phonetic Feature Encoding in Human Superior Temporal Gyrus in Science

February 11, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Xiangbin Teng

Research Discussion

Xiangbin will be presenting some new data at lab meeting re: meg and behavioral results on temporal structure of hearing

February 4, 2014

12:00 - 1:30 pm

full lab

Administrative meeting

For to catch up on items of administrativeness

January 28, 2014

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Luc Arnal

Research Talk

Luc presents "Neural sampling constrains on the natural selection of communication signals", a practice talk for an upcoming workshop in Geneva.

January 21, 2014

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Qing Cai

Guest presentation

Dr. Qing Cai will be visiting us from East China Normal University. Her research focuses on explorations of language laterality and its relation to visuo-spatial processing, and development.

January 13, 2014

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Maria Chait

Guest presentation: Auditory cortex is highly tuned to the emergence of regular patterns in sound sequences

Abstract: A compelling theoretical framework of brain function, and the subject of much current research in systems neuroscience, concerns a view of the brain as a regularity extractor and predictive information-processor. Broadly, this suggests that our perception of the external environment is mediated by processes that generate predictions about expected input and compare these to the actual signal, adjusting the internal representation (model) of the world based on the obtained error. A major research aim in my laboratory is to investigate such processes in the context of the auditory system. Indeed, whilst the predictive coding view applies to all sensory modalities, it is perhaps particularly intuitive in the context of hearing because auditory information is dynamic and fleeting – one means of making sense of the acoustic environment involves continually assessing sounds for regular patterning so as to form models, or rules, about how auditory objects in the environment are expected to behave. The formation of such models would allow the system to adapt to environment statistics, conserve resources, and optimize behaviour. I will present a series of psychophysics and MEG experiments which investigate listeners' sensitivity to the emergence of regular patterns in on-going sound sequences. Our results demonstrate that the auditory system is remarkably efficient at detecting the appearance of regularities in sound sequences, even when these regularities are characterized by very long, repeating patterns. Brain responses which signal these processes occur rapidly and irrespective of listeners’ attention – a finding which is consistent with the hypothesis that the brain continually (and automatically) searches of patterns in sensory input.

December 17, 2013

9:00 - 10:30 am

Anne Kösem et al

Joint lab meeting with Dr. van Wassenhove's group

Last meeting of the year. We will join telepresently with Virginie van Wassenhove's research group at Neurospin Paris to discuss work by Anne Kösem re:auditory speech/neural oscillations (meg).

December 3, 2013

11:30 - 1:00 pm

Ido Davidesco

Research Discussion

Ido will be presenting e-cog compressed speech results in anticipation of his talk the following day at the NYU medical center.

November 26, 2013

11:30 - 1:00 pm

Virginie van Wassenhove

Research Discussion

Virginie van Wassenhove will present on the topics of her current research.

November 19, 2013

12:00 - 1:30 pm

Sophie Button & Lorenzo Fontolan

Research Discussion

Our visitors will present on the topic of distinct correlates of acoustic and phonemic components in speech perception

November 12, 2013

11:30 - 1:00 pm

Xiangbin Teng

Lab Meeting

Xiangbin will present recent results and relevant literature for open discussion.

October 29, 2013

12:00 noon - 1:30 pm

Assorted lab members

Lab Meeting

We will be having SFN poster presentation and discussion for the lab members going to the conference.

October 29, 2013

11:30 noon - 1:00 pm

Adeen Finker

Lab Meeting

Adeen will be presenting data and results about his work into hemispheric asymmetry

October 21, 2013

12:00 noon - 2:00 pm

Micah Murray

The Constructionist Character of Human Perception

Dr. Micah Murray presents a Visiting Scholar Talk. Dr. Murray's research focuses on multisensory processing and developing analytic techniques for EEG in conjunction with fMRI and TMS. He joins us from the Functional Electrical Neuroimaging Labaratory at the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois (CHUV), Lausanne.

October 15, 2013

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Xiangbin Teng

Lab Meeting

Xiangbin will present results from two MEG datasets and we will discuss analysis

September 18, 2013

12:30 am - 1:45 pm

A provocative list of lab member

Practice Presentations

The remainder of Practice talks for the upcoming BRyCoCo meeting

September 17, 2013

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

A provocative list of lab members

Practice Presentations

Practice talks for the upcoming BRyCoCo meeting

September 13, 2013

12 noon - 1:30 pm

Xiangbin Teng Gwyneth Lewis

Practice Talks

A special lab meeting devoted to practice talks for Gwyneth and Xiangbin

June 20, 2013

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Fabrice Bardy

Lab meeting

Fabrice Bardy, a PhD Candidate at the National Acoustic Laboratories based in Sydney, Australia will come to talk to us about his dissertation research involving methods to deconvolve overlapping neural responses to stimuli presented at fast stimulation rates.

April 30, 2013

11:30 am - 1pm

Luc Arnal

Journal Club

Luc will discuss a new paper recently published by Lakatos et al.

April 24, 2013

4:00 pm - 5 pm

Johanna Rimmele

Research Discussion

Johanna will discuss the results and analyses on work she did with us during her stay here.

April 23, 2013

11:30 am - 1pm

Jean Mary Zarate

Practice talk

Jean will give us a practice version of her Job talk coming up in Montreal.

April 9, 2013

11:30 am - 1pm

Ido Davidesco

Research Discussion

Dr. Ido Davidesco is currently working Dr. Uri Hasson and has become a new collaborator with our group. He will discuss his plans for a project involving stimulation in ECoG.

April 5, 2013

10:30am - 12:00 pm

Gerwin Schalk

Research Discussion

Dr. Gerwin Schalk will discuss work in his lab particularly pertaining to computational neuroscience, signal processing and machine learnin.

April 2, 2013

11:30 am - 1pm

Gwyneth Lewis

Research Discussion

Gwyneth will discuss her progress in her 2nd year project.

March 26, 2013

11:30 am - 1pm

Lucia Melloni

Research Discussion

Dr. Lucia Melloni will join our lab to discuss a new line of research she is undertaking.

March 19, 2013

Spring Break!

No Lab Meeting this week!

March 14, 2013

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Oded Ghitza

Research Discussion

Dr. Oded Ghitza, a regular collaborator with our group, will visit us to discussion a new line of research he is undertaking.

March 12, 2013

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Xiangbin Teng

Research Discussion

Xiangbin will talk about new data psychophysical data he's acquired and hopes to discuss it's implications and future steps.

March 5, 2013

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Chris Holdgraf

Research Discusion

Chris Holdgraf is a graduate student in Bob Knight's lab at UC Berkeley. He will discuss new goals for the lab towards decoding brain activity related to speech listening.

March 5, 2013

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Jean Mary Zarate

Practice Talk

Jean will give us a practice version of the a talk she will be giving in the near future.

February 26, 2013

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Neil Rabinowitz

Research Discussion

Neil is a post-doc in Dr. Eero Simoncelli's lab. He will discuss a new research idea he has developed.

February 25, 2013

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Carina Pals

Research Discussion

Carina is a PhD Student in Dr Deniz Baskent's Lab. She will discuss a new research idea she has developed.

February 20, 2013

10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Kaja Jasinska

What the Bilingual Brain Can Tell Us About Language, Reading and Cognitive Development

Language is one our most quintessential "human" faculties, and the origins of this capacity, both in ontogeny and phylogeny, continue to be among the most hotly debated questions in neuroscience, psychology and linguistics. What neural systems support the capacity for language across the lifespan? What is the biological basis of these neural systems? Can experience change their development? How? When? Why? Using the bilingual brain, and innovative advances in statistics and modeling, as a lens into these questions, we track the development of neural sites and systems that make possible our species' capacity for language, and in turn, reading. We show how language experience and, crucially, the age of experience changes the neural systems underlying language, reading and higher cognition, and the degree with which these systems are lateralized to the left hemisphere. I will highlight future research directions that combine functional neuroimaging, DNA genotyping and behavioral studies with computational modeling in order to provide new insights in the functional organization and development of the human brain.

February 12, 2013

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Luc Arnal

Practice Discussion

Luc is preparing for a trip to a symposium in Germany and will give us a practice version of his talk discussing his new ideas and research.

February 5, 2013

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Nai Ding

New Projects

Nai, a recent addition to the Lab, will discuss with us their background and the new projects they hope to complete in our lab.

January 29, 2013

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Adeen Flinker

New Projects

Adeen, a recent addition to the Lab, will discuss with us their background and the new projects they hope to complete in our lab.

January 22, 2013

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

TBA

Journal Club

We will discuss an article today. The topic is TBD.

January 15, 2013

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lucia Melloni

Journal Discussion

Special guest and honorary Poeppel Lab Member, Dr. Lucia Melloni, will join us to discuss a recent article in Neuron discussing the utility of canonical microcircuits for understanding the neuronal basis of predictive coding. See article here.

January 8, 2013

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

David Poeppel

Regroup meeting

We will have a beginning of the year meeting to discuss future plans for the lab and make schedules lab meeting schedules for the coming semester.

December 12, 2012

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Elana Zion Golumbic

Practice Job Talk

Elana will give a practice version of her Job Talk which she will presenting to several universities in Israel in a couple weeks. She will summarize her work up until now and we will help her make it the best talk possible.

December 11, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Charvy Narain

Nature Neuroscience

Senior Editor of Nature Neuroscience Dr. Charvy Narain will come speak to us about the ins and outs of editing at such a high impact factor journal.

December 4, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Benjamin Morillon

Research Discussion

Honorary Lab Member and Post-doc for Charlie Schroeder, Benjamin Morillon, will discuss with a new paper he's recently published on a ECoG patient with electrodes in primary and associative auditory cortex. He will discuss the interesting hemispheric differences he found with us. For a look at the article see here.

November 27, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Keith & Luc

Pipeline Development for MEG Analysis

Keith and Luc will lead discussion on generating a common use pipeline for MEG and Time-Frequency Analysis using FieldTrip.

September 18, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Gwyneth & Xiangbin

Practice Talks and More

Gwyneth and Xiangbin will both give use a revised version of the talks they will be giving at the first-year meeting. After the practice talks, the Poeppel Lab will continue the discussion of converging our analysis and preprocessing methods to create a loose data pipeline.

September 11, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Gwyneth & Xiangbin

Practice Talks and More

Gwyneth and Xiangbin will both be giving us previews of the talks they will be giving at the first-year meeting. After the practice talks, the Poeppel Lab will discuss ways to converge our analysis and preprocessing methods to create a loose data pipeline.

July 23, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Elana & Greg

Practice Talks

Elana and Greg will both be giving us previews of the Talks they will be giving at the BioMag Conference coming up soon.

July 17, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Drs. Douglas Cheyne and Paul Ferrari

BRAINWAVE Demonstration

Dr. Cheyne of University of Toronto will demonstrate for us the benefits of using BRAINWAVE a user-friendly Matlab-based GUI for Beamformer analysis.

June 6, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Emmanuel Dupoux

Visiting Researcher

Dr. Emmanuel Dupoux is a world-reknowned researcher in the field of language acquisition studies. He is currently a Professor at École Normale Supérieure. Dr. Dupoux will be visiting us for the day.

May 15, 2012

11:00 am - 1:00 pm (note new start time)

Melissa Higgs

Roundtable Discussion with Springer Science+Business Media

Melissa Higgs is an Assistant Editor at the publishing company, Springer. She will be having a discussion with us about our reading habits and the best ways for us to access scientific research.

May 1, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Maria Chait

Research Discussion

Dr. Maria Chait is a Senior Lecturer at the University College London EAR institute. Dr. Chait will discuss her current work on auditory sensory representations.

April 4, 2012

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Kevin Woods

Journal Club

David will be in Abu Dhabi but we'll still be going with the lab meetings. Kevin will lead a discussion about a Journal Article.

April 17, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Gwyneth Lewis
Xiangbin Teng

Project Discussions

Gwyneth and Xiangbin will lead two half hour discussions on their progress in their first-year projects.

April 10, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lucia Melloni

Research Discussion

Lucia is a Poeppel Lab friend and post-doc for Charlie Schroeder at Columbia. She will talk with us about the work she is currently focused on.

March 27, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lisette Isenberg

Neuroanatomical and Functional Investigations of Sensory-Motor Integration in the Speech Domain.

Lisette is a grad student at UC Irvine working with Greg Hickok (see here). She will talk with us about the work she is doing for her dissertation, which mostly involves studying Sensory-Motor Integration in speech using fMRI.

March 20, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Elana Zion-Golumbic

Greg Cogan

Visual Gain to the Auditory Speech-Tracking Response

Greg and Elana will present results from our MEG 'AV Cocktail Party' experiment, where they investigated how the speech-tracking response is effected by viewing the face of the speaker, when presented alone and when attended to in a 'Cocktail Party'-like situation.

March 13, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Spring Break!

No Meeting

Due to spring break there will be no meeting this week.

March 6, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Luc Arnal

Journal Club

Luc will be leading the discussion on an article he plans to critique in a new article for Journal of Neuroscience. For more details on Luc's interests, click here.

February 28, 2012

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Luc Arnal

Practice Talk

Luc will be giving us a preview of the talk that he will be giving at the Sackler Institute in the following week. For more details on Luc's interests, click here.

February 28, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Elana Golumbic

Sanne Ten Oever

Research Discussion

Elana and Sanne will be discussing their new project which they will be running in the MEG. For more details on Elana's interests, click here.

February 21, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Xiangbin Teng

Journal Club

Xiangbin will be discussing a study in Journal of Neuroscience which shows the phase of theta and alpha oscillatory bands is predictive a subject's ability to perceive certain visual inputs. For more details on the study, click here. For more details on Xiangbin's interests, click here.

February 14, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Gwyneth Lewis

First-Year Project Discussion

Gwyneth will be discussing the conceptual details of her burgeoning first year project! For more details on Gwyneth's interests, click here.

February 7, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Xiangbin Teng

First-Year Project Discussion

Xiangbin will be discussing the conceptual details of his burgeoning first year project! For more details on Xiangbin's interests, click here.

January 31, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Brian Quinn

Research Discussion

Brian Quinn will visit us from Dr. Thomas Thesen's lab of Cognitive Neurophysiology to discuss his current research.

January 24, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

David Poeppel

Journal Club

David will bring us further into the new year and discuss a new paper which came out recently providing psychophysical evidence for his Asymmetric Sampling in Time (AST) conjecture as first presented here. For a closer look at the new study, click here.

January 17, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Jean Mary Zarate

Methodology Discussion

Jean discusses the methodology and potential analyses for her current study of the comparison of the size of two intervals. For more information on Jean's interests and experiments, click here.

January 10, 2012

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Christian Brodbeck

First-Year Project Discussion

Christian will bring us into the new year by discussing the conceptual details of his burgeoning first year project! For more details on Christian's interests, click here.

December 13, 2011

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Diana Omigie

Thesis Presentation

Diana is a Doctoral student at Goldsmith, University of London. She will be joining us on a long-term basis next year under the ERASMUS grant. Diana will discuss her thesis work on congenital amusia. For more information on Diana's work, please go to her webpage here.

December 6, 2011

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Xing Tian

Luc Arnal

Johanna Rimmele

Prediction Showdown!

Xing, Luc and Johanna will lead a debate on what Prediction (in the Cognitive Neuroscience context) really is, what distinctions must be made for a functional understanding of its properties and how it relates to various models of perception.

November 29, 2011

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Greg Cogan

Research Discussion

Greg Cogan, a post-doc in Dr. Bijan Pesaran's Lab who was previously a PhD student in David's lab, will discuss his work using ECoG, an intracranial neural recording mechanism in epileptic patients. ECoG has become increasingly more important in our field and Greg will discuss it's importance and relevance to our work.

November 22, 2011

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Johanna Rimmele

Research Discussion

Johanna, our newest member, gives us an introduction to the research she conducted for her dissertation. For more on Johanna's interest, check out her lab page.

November 18, 2011

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

BRyCoCoCo

The Brain Rhythms and Cortical Computations Consortium

The fourth meeting of BryCoCoCo where the state of research in Neural Oscillations in cortex will be discussed!

November 15, 2011

No Meeting

Society for Neuroscience

There will be no meeting this week as the majority of our lab will be at the Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington, D.C.

November 8, 2011

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Elana Golumbic

SfN Talk

Elana gives us a preview of the work she will present at Society for Neuroscience the following week.

November 1, 2011

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

David Poeppel

Journal Club

David leads discussion on a journal article of his choosing.

October 25, 2011

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Kevin Woods

Research Meeting

Kevin leads discussion on the basis for his research in the processing of spectrally asynchronous speech. Please refer to the following papers in preparation for the meeting:

October 18, 2011

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Miki Fukui

Research Meeting

Miki discusses the progress she has made on her research. Please see her lab page for a discussion of her work.

October 11,2011

No meeting

Christopher Columbus

There is no meeting this week due to the Columbus day holiday.

October 4, 2011

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Luc Arnal

Journal Club

Luc discusses a journal article of his choosing as well as his findings from his recent travel to Mallorka for the International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON).

September 27, 2011

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Xing Tian

Research Meeting

Xing discusses the progress he has made on his research. Please see his lab page for a discussion of his work.

September 20, 2011

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Jean Zarate

Journal Club

Jean leads discussion about an article by Zaehle et al which discusses the potential of segmental processing in the dorsal auditory stream. [pdf]

September 13, 2011

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Yue Zhang

Research Meeting

Yue discusses the progress she has made on her research. Please see her lab page for a discussion of her work.

September 6, 2011

11:30 am - 1:00 pm

David Poeppel

Journal Club

David discusses the merits and weaknesses of an article, by Perrachione et al, which attempts to show evidence for a connection between the ability to understand other's speech and the ability to recognize their voice [pdf]