New Review Paper out: Wöst­mann, Fiedler & Obleser in Lan­guage, Cog­ni­tion and Neu­ro­science

A review arti­cle for those inter­est­ed in how to use mag­ne­to-/elec­troen­cephalog­ra­phy (M/EEG) to study speech com­pre­hen­sion. We pro­vide a his­tor­i­cal­ly informed overview over depen­dent mea­sures in the time and fre­quen­cy domain, high­light recent advances result­ing from these mea­sures and review the noto­ri­ous chal­lenges and solu­tions speech and lan­guage researchers are faced with when study­ing elec­tro­phys­i­o­log­i­cal brain respons­es.

Now avail­able online:

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/23273798.2016.1262051

Abstract

Mag­ne­to- and elec­troen­cephalo­graph­ic (M/EEG) sig­nals record­ed from the human scalp have allowed for sub­stan­tial advances for neur­al mod­els of speech com­pre­hen­sion over the past decades. These meth­ods are cur­rent­ly advanc­ing rapid­ly and con­tin­ue to offer unpar­al­leled insight in the near-to-real-time neur­al dynam­ics of speech pro­cess­ing. We pro­vide a his­tor­i­cal­ly informed overview over depen­dent mea­sures in the time and fre­quen­cy domain and high­light recent advances result­ing from these mea­sures. We dis­cuss the noto­ri­ous chal­lenges (and solu­tions) speech and lan­guage researchers are faced with when study­ing audi­to­ry brain respons­es in M/EEG. We argue that a key to under­stand­ing the neur­al basis of speech com­pre­hen­sion will lie in study­ing inter­ac­tions between the neur­al track­ing of speech and the func­tion­al neur­al net­work dynam­ics. This arti­cle is intend­ed for both, non-experts who want to learn how to use M/EEG to study speech com­pre­hen­sion and schol­ars aim­ing for an overview of state-of-the-art M/EEG analy­sis meth­ods.

12. December 2016 by Simon Grosnick
Categories: Auditory Speech Processing, EEG / MEG, Papers, Speech | Comments Off on New Review Paper out: Wöst­mann, Fiedler & Obleser in Lan­guage, Cog­ni­tion and Neu­ro­science