David Poeppel is Professor of Psychology and Neural Science at New York University (NYU). From 1998 to 2008, he was a professor in the Department of Linguistics and the Department of Biology at the University of Maryland College Park, where he ran the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language laboratory. In 2009 he arrived at NYU, where he has supervised research on language, speech, and hearing. In June 2014, Professor Poeppel was appointed a director of the newly established Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt/Main, Germany. He is a fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg Berlin (Institute for Advanced Studies), a fellow at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and has been a guest professor at several institutions. 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.
The following lectures will be held at 4 p.m. in Psychology 1312:
October 10 Speech is Special and Language is Structured
October 17 On the Insufficiency of Correlational Cognitive Neuroscience