Séminaire de Elia Formisano

mardi 5 mars 2024
Publié le 21/02/2024

Tuesday 5th March 2024, 10:00-11:00, at INT Vinay meeting room

Elia Formisano, Maastricht Brain Imaging Center, Maastricht University

Auditory Cognition: Bridging Human and Machine Perspectives

Abstract:  The ability to recognize and interpret sounds is crucial for both humans and, increasingly, machines. From the chirping of birds to the sirens of emergency vehicles, sound perception allows us to understand events and identify objects, even in challenging contexts like darkness or behind barriers where visual information lacks. Drawing on interdisciplinary research from cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and artificial intelligence (AI), I will discuss current models of how the human brain processes natural sounds, transforming complex acoustic waveforms into meaningful semantic representations. I will then explore potential directions for collaborative developments in AI and neuroscience, framed as a tool for deepening our understanding of the neural computations involved in the extraction of diverse semantic information from naturalistic soundscapes.

Google Scholarhttps://scholar.google.com/citations?user=WTnN8C0AAAAJ

CoNeCT announcement (with bio sketch)https://conect-int.github.io/talk/2024-03-29-conect-seminar-by-prof-elia-formisano/