Master in Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology

 Centro di Neuroscienze Cognitive
Dipartimento di Neuroscienze
Dipartimento Psicologia Generale
Master in Cognitive Neuroscience and Clinical Neuropsychology
Seminar Announcement
Title: Speech perception at birth: NIRS and EEG studies
Speaker: Prof. Judit Gervain, Université Paris Descartes & CNRS,
Paris, France
When: 11 Maggio 2015, 2.00-3.00 pm
Where: Aula Magna Cesare Musatti, via Venezia 8, Padova
Understanding how human infants perceive the speech signal at the
initial state of language acquisition has been a central question in
cognitive science. This talk will present a series of NIRS and NIRSEEG co-recording studies exploring how newborns perceive speech
and other related auditory signals. The studies investigate whether
the brain is specialized from the get-go to process speech as a
special auditory stimulus, and will identify some perceptual and
learning mechanisms present at birth which might help young infants
break into language.