Séminaire de Katherine Bryant

vendredi 13 octobre 2023 à 14:30
Publié le 02/10/2023

Friday October 13, 2023, at 14:30, INT Henri Gastaut meeting room

Katherine Bryant (Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive, CNRS/AMU) invited by Olivier Coulon

How the primate temporal lobe shaped human evolution

Abstract: In this talk I will discuss the anatomical modifications to the temporal lobe across primate evolution and their role in human and non-human primate cognition. Members of the mammalian order Primates descended from an ancestor which evolved a temporal lobe unique to the lineage. While in all primates this expansion of cortex is known to house the ventral visual pathway, great apes and humans have evolved further expansions and modifications in connectivity. I will discuss these structural changes, their relationship with multimodal sensory integration, and their functional implications, including configural face processing, semantic processing, and social cognition.