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16:00 - 17:00 14 March 2018

UCL CDCN: “Evolutionarily conserved fronto-temporal neural systems for speech and predictive sequence learning”

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Lower Ground Seminar Room (link Map)
UCL GOS Institute of Child Health | London | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

Speaker: Prof. Christopher I. Petkov, Newcastle University, “Evolutionarily conserved fronto-temporal neural systems for speech and predictive sequence learning”

Abstract: The extent to which the human brain has specialized for speech and language or relies on cognitive systems that are evolutionarily conserved is a prominent question in the cognitive and brain sciences. First, I aim to overview behavioral results using artificial grammar learning paradigms with sequences of speech sounds in three species of primates: marmosets, macaques and humans. I then summarize functional MRI results in macaques and humans, identifying evolutionarily conserved frontal regions involved in predictive sequence learning. Finally, I will show results from comparative intracranial recordings in humans and macaques. The neurophysiological findings identify intriguing neural predictive signals in response to the speech sounds and the learned sequencing relationships.....


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Katherine Ross
020 7905 2181 | katherine.ross@ucl.ac.uk


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