MARCS Monday Afternoon Colloquium (MAC) Room BA-3.G.55, Bankstown campus
Please join us at the next MAC for a joint presentation by Professor Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky and Professor Matthias Schlesewsky on "Inter-individual differences in predictive coding: language processing and beyond".
Speakers: Professor Ina Bornkessel-Schlesewsky and Professor Matthias Schlesewsky
Topic: Inter-individual differences in predictive coding: language processing and beyond.
Abstract: Predictive coding provides a compelling theory of how the human brain processes information, with the potential to provide a unified explanation across a wide range of different cognitive domains. In spite of the prominence of predictive coding-based accounts in cognitive neuroscience, however, little is currently known about whether and how predictive coding mechanisms differ between individuals.
In their laboratory, they have recently begun pursuing a research program that aims to systematically examine such inter-individual differences, with a particular focus on language processing as the cognitive domain of interest. They will present what we have learned so far. Their results provide evidence for extensive inter-individual differences even in young, healthy adults. They further suggest that this variability is related to basic neurobiological influences on perceptual sampling and information processing (individual alpha frequency), as well as to the quality of an individual’s language model.
They will discuss potential consequences of this variability for predictive coding architectures as well as implications for a lifespan based perspective on the neurobiology of cognitive processing.
Thank you for your continued attendance at the MMM's. Let's keep the momentum going.
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The zoom ID is: 627 146 998. Link to zoom https://uws.zoom.us/j/627146998