Luciano Fadiga, University of Ferrara, Section of Human Physiology : « Sensorimotor Processing of Language ».
Friday, April 5, 2013 at 11:30 am
Despite the fact that the famous ‘motor theory of speech perception’ by Alvin Liberman dates almost fifty years, a strong debate still survives on the possibility that speech understanding does not rely on sensory processing alone. In my presentation I will provide evidence that Liberman was substantially right and that a motor framework for language processing does exist, not only for speech but also for language syntax. To this purpose I will present very recent TMS data, patients studies, and computational models, all converging in the same direction.
Room R229 (2nd floor) – Centre Universitaire des Saints-Pères, 45 rue des Saints-Pères, 75006 Paris.