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David Poeppel

New York University

July 23, 2011
David Poeppel


David Poeppel is a Professor of Psychology and Neural Science and Director of the David Poeppel Lab at New York University. His lab’s research focuses on human auditory cortex physiology, neural basis of speech perception, auditory-speech psychophysics, (mostly lexical level) psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics. Poeppel’s Lab explores how auditory signals are encoded in the human auditory cortex; what type of temporal information is extracted from auditory stimuli; what processes underlie lexical access; what is the 'parts list' for speech perception and word recognition; and what is the functional anatomy of speech perception & language comprehension. He is a great believer in what he calls 'tithing' to cognitive science (an obligation for scientists to pay back to a general audience what their work is about) and co-authors a blog (with Greg Hickok, Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience at UC Irvine) called Talking Brains.