CBC Seminars — Christophe Pallier — FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2022, at 12:00 PM CET, Rm 24.009

Os reenviamos un mensaje sobre el próximo CBC Seminar de la Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

La Junta Directiva de la SEPEX

Dear all,

We have the pleasure to announce the next CBC Seminar on

FRIDAY,  MARCH 4, 2022, at 12:00 PM CET, aula aula 24.009

Christophe Pallier

from the Neuroimaging Unit, NeuroSpin Center, Gif/Yvette, France

invited by the CBC Faculty

will give a talk entitled  

 Analyzing naturalistic language comprehension in the brain using Natural language processing artifical neural networks

Abstract: For a long time, neuroimaging studies on language have used experimental design contrasting minimally different words or sentences to try and isolate different levels of processing (e.g. phonology, syntax, sematics,…). More and more, the field has turned to using naturalistic stimuli to measure brain activity in more  «ecological» language processing settings. I will present a project in which we recorded, using functional magnetic resonance imaging, brain activity in participants listening to the entire audiobook of _Le Petit Prince_. I will show how we leverage Natural Language Processing tools (e.g. deep learning network) to analyze such data, and some results we obtained.

An article that you may want to read in preparation of the talk is here:


We look forward to seeing you all! 

The CBC Seminar Series – Universitat Pompeu Fabra