Tilburg center for Cognition and Communication (TiCC)

We study how people communicate with each other and how computer systems can be taught to communicate with us.


TiCC Colloquium: Jean Vroomen

What: The predictive multisensory nature of our mind
Where: TZ 005
When: Wednesday, 16 March 2016, 12:30 - 13:30 hours


It is known that the human brain does not just passively perceive the world as it is, but rather actively predicts what will happen from moment to moment. Without predictions, our brains would be overwhelmed by sensory data. A lot is known about how humans accomplish this: In order to predict the near future, our brains combine information from different modalities (ears, eyes, touch) with information stored in memory. The processing of audio-visual speech is probably the best known example of the multisensory nature of our mind. In my talk, I will present data on 1) how the brain adapts to ambiguities in audio-visual speech (recalibration), 2) whether patients with Schizophrenia lack sensory predictions, and 3) whether zebra finches categorize multi-dimensional speech sounds like humans do.

When: 16 March 2016 12:30

End date: 16 March 2016 13:30