Seminaire: BLRI, Stefan Elmer, 19 septembre 2014, Aix-en-Provence

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Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 11:57:23 +0200
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Vendredi 19 septembre 2014

11h Salle de conférences B011, bât. B 5 avenue Pasteur, Aix-en-Provence

Stefan Elmer

(Labex BLRI) 

The influence of expertise on perception, cognition, and brain

Résumé : A better understanding of the perceptual and cognitive neural
underpinnings underlying exceptional behavioural skills has important
educational, societal, as well as clinical implications (i.e., for
example in the context of developmental dyslexia, aphasia, and foreign
language learning). Here, I will present recent data collected from
professional musicians with and without absolute pitch, as well as from
simultaneous language interpreters, to reveal how expertise and training
has an influence on the functional-structural malleability of perceptual
and cognitive subdivisions of the human brain. In the same context, I
will also provide some evidence for transfer effects from musicianship
to specific aspects of speech processing.  Finally, since currently
there is no doubt that perceptual and cognitive functions do not work in
isolation but are embedded in neuronal assemblies consisting of networks
influencing each other's in a reciprocal manner, I will propose some
novel methodological approaches for evaluating functional and structural
connectivity within small-scale perceptual-cognitive networks in
musicians with and without absolute pitch. 

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