“Speech is Special and Language is Structured”–SAGE Center Lecture by David Poeppel
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
David Poeppel is Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at New York University and director of the newly established Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. Professor Poeppel’s research employs behavioral and cognitive neuroscience approaches to study the brain basis of auditory processing, speech perception and language comprehension. Well-known contributions of the Poeppel laboratory include: the functional anatomic model of language developed with Greg Hickok; research on lateralization in auditory processing; and experimental work on the role of neuronal oscillations in audition and speech perception. He also writes and lectures about methodological questions at the interdisciplinary boundary between cognitive science research and brain research. With Greg Hickok, he is moderator of the Talking Brains blog.