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COGS & SLAC Talk: Jonathan Peelle

Friday, December 16, 2022
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Storrs Campus
Konover Auditorium

Talk Title: Cognitive consequences of acoustic challenge during spoken communication

Abstract: Everyday communication is full of acoustic challenges, including background noise, competing talkers, or assistive devices. How do listeners understand speech in the midst of this noise? Evidence from multiple sources is consistent with a shared resource framework of speech comprehension in which domain-general cognitive processes supported by discrete regions of frontal cortex are required for successfully understanding speech. These increased cognitive demands can be captured using behavior, pupillometry, and functional brain imaging. Although frequently studied in the context of hearing loss, these principles have broader implications for our understanding of how auditory and cognitive factors interact during spoken language comprehension.

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Cognitive Science Program (primary), BIRC, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Connecticut Institute for the Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Expression, Communication, and the Origins of Meaning Research G, Linguistics Department, Philosophy Department, Psychology Department, SLAC, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, UConn Master Calendar

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