Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The French Connection II: TalkingBrains in Paris

And in the spirit of highlighting work from other labs:

Anne-Lise Giraud and her colleagues, at the Ecole Normale Superieure in Paris, generate a steady stream of important papers. If you have not yet become a reader of her work, start now.

Anne-Lise has done important studies on speech perception, auditory perception, cochlear implants, language comprehension, and multi-sensory processing, especially voice-face interactions.

Here are a few papers, to stimulate the appetite:
  • Giraud AL, Lorenzi C, Wable J, Johnsrude IS, Frackowiak RSJ, Kleinschmidt A (2000) Representation of temporal envelope in the human auditory cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 84: 1588-1598.
  • Giraud AL, Price CJ. (2001) The constraints functional anatomy places on classical models of auditory word processing, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 13, 754-765.
  • v. Kriegstein K., Giraud AL (2004) Functionally distinct territories in the right STS for the processing of voices, Neuroimage 22, 948-55.
  • Giraud AL, Kell C, Thierfelder C, Sterzer P, Preibisch C, Kleinschmidt A. (2004) Neural substrates of speech processing: effects of sensory features, auditory search and comprehension. Cerebral Cortex 14:247-55. [see other post]
  • V Kriegstein K, Giraud AL. (2006). Implicit multisensory associations influence voice recognition. PLoS Biology.
I am a big fan of this work -- so I managed to join them in a study. Stay tuned for a French Connection III posting on a new paper, hopefully very very soon ....

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