Doctoral Research Seminar on "The temporal-spectral role of monkey’s auditory cortex during passive listening to self and non-self generation songs", by Alireza Malekmohammadi, ICS/TUM.
Abstract: Several studies mentioned that there is a vivid link between sound representation and motor execution known as the internal model of auditory-motor integration. The structures of this internal model contain "forward model" (predictors) and "inverse model" (controllers), which is developed in motor control theory. The forward model estimates future auditory sensory inputs as well as the consequences of actions based on motor outputs, and the inverse model calculates motor outputs from auditory sensory inputs. The main goal of these models is to minimize the resulting error signal through adaptive mechanisms. However, the (error) connections of the auditory cortex with these two forward and inverse models are ambiguous. Since this internal model could be activated even by passive listening (mirroring effect), we aim to explore the existence of any possible error outputs from the monkey's auditory cortex by passively listening to self and non-self generation songs and tones with these models. Moreover, we will explore the temporal and spectral characteristics of the auditory cortex during passively listening to mentioned songs and employing this information for implementing encoding/decoding models between neural responses in the auditory cortex and sound sequences.
June 14th, 2021, 11h via zoom. On how to participate get more information on: https://www.ei.tum.de/ics/teaching/sose2021/research-seminar-for-doctoral-candidates/