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Welcome to the Basic & Applied NeuroDynamics website! Here you will find information about our members, the research we conduct, and how to join us if you are interested.

Beat Gestures and Syntactic Parsing: An ERP Study

The second part of a project investigating the relationship between prosody and speaker’s gestures, in collaboration with Lauren Fromont (Montreal) and Salvador Soto-Faraco (Barcelona), has been published now. If you want to read the whole story, check this out: Fromont L.A., Soto-Faraco S., and Biau E. (2017) Searching High and Low: Prosodic Breaks Disambiguate Relative … More Beat Gestures and Syntactic Parsing: An ERP Study

Blind people learn metrical and nonmetrical rhythms differently than the sighted

The article can be read here for free (for a limited time): http://rdcu.be/vTrT When learning rhythms, sighted people tend to learn rhythms better when they induce a sense of beat (i.e., metrical rhythms) compared to when they don’t (i.e., nonmetrical rhythms). This experiment shows that blind people demonstrated the reverse trend; they learned nonmetrical rhythms better … More Blind people learn metrical and nonmetrical rhythms differently than the sighted

Breaking Research: How the vocal tract changes when speaking and singing

Benjamin Schultz, Joao Correia, and Michel Belyk have been examining changes in the vocal tract while speaking, whistling, and singing. Here, one of our singers aims to sing with as clear a tone as possible. Notice how the throat is nice and open:   Here, the same singer aims to mimic Louis Armstrong’s raspy vocal style. The throat … More Breaking Research: How the vocal tract changes when speaking and singing

Searching high and low: Prosodic breaks disambiguate relative clauses

New published article: In this paper, we investigated how some modulations in the speaker’s voice may impact the interpretation of ambiguous sentences on the listener’s side. We showed that the simple placement of prosodic breaks (i.e. short silences) at different key anchors in auditory sentences was enough to flip listeners’ preference toward an interpretation or the other. So be … More Searching high and low: Prosodic breaks disambiguate relative clauses

Mutual coordination strengthens the sense of joint agency in cooperative joint action

New article published in Consciousness & Cognition. Free download here (Until December 6, 2016): http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Tuop3lcz3hh5M   Nicole K. Bolt, Evan M. Poncelet, Benjamin G. Schultz, & Janeen D. Loehr Mutual coordination strengthens the sense of joint agency in cooperative joint action, Consciousness and Cognition, Volume 46, November 2016, Pages 173-187, ISSN 1053-8100, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2016.10.001.   Abstract: … More Mutual coordination strengthens the sense of joint agency in cooperative joint action

New paper on the functional role of neural oscillations in non-verbal emotional communication published in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.  

Oliver Bradley has joined the lab. For his Bachelor thesis he will look at temporal and topographical differences in event-related potentials during auditory deviance processing.

Update: March 2016

We are finally online and ready to roll! The BAND Lab has tripled in size since we started in September and we would like to welcome all of our new members: Postdoctoral Fellows Michel Belyk   PhD Students (PhD Students) Joseph Johnson Lisa Karin Goller (prospective)   Masters Students (Masters Students) Almuth Rosenow Diego Marquez … More Update: March 2016