RMN of Thursday 4 July 2024

The next Monthly Neuroimaging Meeting wiil take place on Thursday 4 July from 10am, exceptionally in the Charve amphitheatre on the Saint Charles Campus

The program:

  • 10am: New project:
    Lola Soubeyran, PhD student (INT & AMSE) will present her PhD work and her functional MRI project:
    “Translational approach of decision making under conditions of rare and extreme events”
    Lola Soubeyran, Christelle Baunez (INT), Patrick Pintus (AMSE) , Thierry Chaminade (INT)
  • 11am: CRPN laboratory seminar:
    Christophe Pallier (Cognitive Neuroimaging Lab, Neurospin : http://www.unicog.org)
    “Exploring language in the brain using Large Language Models”
    Do representations proposed in linguistic theories, such as constituent trees, correspond to actual data structures constructed in real-time in the brain during language comprehension? And if so, what are the brain regions involved? This question was investigated in a series of functional magnetic resonance studies using various experimental paradigms, including repetition priming, syntactic complexity manipulation, and NLP models trained on limited corpora. I will argue that while many questions remain unanswered, progress has been made. For example, the results suggest that full syntactic parsing of sentences may not happen automatically, but that local syntactic operations (merge) do. The use of deep learning models to locate syntactic and semantic information in the brain will also be discussed.