Why don't we use this forum for virtual poster sessions associated with recent conferences, starting with SfN? If you couldn't make it to SfN, or went but missed some relevant posters, or presented a poster that you'd like to continue to promote, or have a poster that you wished you could have presented, just click "comment" at the bottom of this post and provide the abstract and a URL where a pdf of your poster can be downloaded.
The neural organization of linguistic short-term memory is sensory modality-dependent: Evidence from signed and spoken language
*J. PA1, S. M. WILSON1, H. PICKELL2, U. BELLUGI2, G. HICKOK1;
1Univ. California-Irvine, Irvine, CA; 2The Salk Inst. for Biol. Sci., San Diego, CA
Despite decades of research, there is still disagreement regarding the nature of the information that is maintained in linguistic short-term memory (STM). Some authors argue for specifically phonological codes, whereas others argue for more general sensory traces. We test these hypotheses by investigating linguistic STM in two distinct sensory-motor modalities, signed and spoken language. Hearing bilingual participants (native in English and American Sign Language) performed equivalent STM tasks in both languages during fMRI scanning. Distinct, sensory-specific activations were seen during the maintenance phase of the task for spoken versus signed language. These regions have been shown previously to respond also to non-linguistic sensory stimulation, suggesting that linguistic STM tasks recruit sensory-specific networks. However, maintenance-phase activations common to the two languages were also observed. We conclude that linguistic STM involves both sensory-dependent and sensory-independent neural networks, and further propose that STM may be supported by multiple, parallel circuits.
Neuromagnetic evidence for the early computation of formant ratios in vowel normalization
P. MONAHAN1, W. IDSARDI1;
1Univ. Maryland, College Park, MD
SfN was quite fun this year. Decent traffic at the posters... and all the relevant people showed, which was nice.
Brain activation differences are present for both spech and non-speech in people who stutter
S-E Chang, M. Kenney, T Loucks, C Poletto, C. Ludlow
Laryngeal and Speech Section, NINDS/NIH
Thanks for the opportunity share my poster in your blog. As a person studying stuttering, I usually live in the Speech and Hearing Sciences world, but would gain so much from interacting with the larger Cognitive Science/Linguistics community.
(I don't know how to link the poster to this site like the person above did--how do you do this?)
Investigating the Echoic Store
S. Guediche, L. MacGregor, M. E. Wheeler, J. S. Phillips, J. A. Fiez
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