International Journal article  

de Carvalho, A., Dautriche, I., Lin, I. & Christophe, A. (2017). Phrasal prosody constrains syntactic analysis in toddlers. Cognition, 163, 67-79. doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2017.02.018

Language Dynamics in Close Quarters: The Function of Pejorative Nicknames

This presentation focuses on pejorative nicknames, in particular within closely-knit social settings such as villages, households, and schools. Drawing from ethnological and psychological studies on nicknaming and name-calling practices, the presentation aims at showing the shared functional and structural attributes between pejorative nicknames and slurs.

On Dreams and dreaming

The expression ’to dream’ and its cognates are examined, and different senses distinguished. Global dream scepticism is rejected. Cartesian dream scepticism is examined and Descartes’s refutation of it is found faulty. Nevertheless the idea that we cannot know whether we are dreaming or waking is repudiated.

Trial matching: capturing variability with data-constrained spiking neural networks

Simultaneous behavioral and electrophysiological recordings call for new methods to reveal the interactions between neural activity and behavior. One main challenge is to create an interpretable model of the co-variability of spiking activity and behavior across trials. In this talk, we will present our model of a mouse cortical sensory-motor pathway in a tactile detection task reported by licking.

Human Auditory Ecology workshop. Foundations of a new interdisciplinary field

A unique pluridisciplinary workshop

This pluridisciplinary workshop aimed at reflecting on the possibility of moving behavioral, neuroscientific, computational and clinical hearing sciences towards the study of the human auditory system's ability to perceive the ecological processes at work in natural habitats using the tools, data, concepts and theories offered by modern ecoacoustics.

Dopamine and the circuit computations underlying motivation

afficheMotivation–the energizing of behavior in pursuit of a goal–is central to daily life. Disruptions in motivation underpin multiple neuropsychiatric disorders, from abnormally low motivation in anhedonia to abnormally high motivation in addiction. Although dopamine (DA) release has long been implicated in motivated behavior, the mechanisms of that link remain unclear.