APRIL 5, 2019
TITLE: Face and words recognition: Flip sides of the same coin?
ABSTRACT: Understanding the process by which the cerebral hemispheres reach their mature functional organization remains challenging. We propose a theoretical account in which, in the domain of vision, faces and words come to be represented adjacent to retinotopic cortex by virtue of the need to discriminate among homogeneous exemplars. Read More
Are you interested in the computational complexity of language? In this reading group we’ll discuss how well different classes of formal grammars (e.g. regular and context-free) capture natural language phenomena, from phonology to syntax, as well as what these formal models might tell us about the cognitive and neural bases of language.