Poeppel Lab

Brain basis of language, speech and music

Selected publications in research areas

Functional anatomy of speech and language: The dual stream model

Hickok G, Poeppel D (2007). The cortical organization of speech perception. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 8: 393-402. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrn2113

Lau E, Phillips C, Poeppel D (2008). A cortical network for semantics: (de)constructing the N400. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 9: 920-933. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrn2532

Fundamental mechanisms of speech perception and language comprehension

Poeppel D, Assaneo F (2020). Speech rhythms and their neural foundation. Nature Reviews Neuroscience 21: 322–334. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41583-020-0304-4

Assaneo F, Ripolles P, Orpella J, Lin W, de Diego Balaguer R, Poeppel D (2019). Spontaneous synchronization to speech reveals neural mechanisms facilitating language learning. Nature Neuroscience 22: 627–632. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-019-0353-z

Ding N, Melloni L, Zhang H, Tian X, Poeppel D (2016). Cortical tracking of hierarchical linguistic structures in connected speech. Nature Neuroscience 19: 158-64. https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.4186

Overath T, McDermott JH, Zarate JM, Poeppel D (2015). The cortical analysis of speech-specific temporal structure revealed by responses to sound quilts. Nature Neuroscience 18: 903-911. https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.4021

Neural oscillations and their role in perception

Luo H, Poeppel D (2007). Phase patterns of neuronal responses reliably discriminate speech in human auditory cortex. Neuron 54: 1001-1010. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2007.06.004

Giraud AL, Poeppel D (2012). Cortical oscillations and speech processing: emerging computational principles and operations. Nature Neuroscience 15: 511–517. https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.3063

Lateralization and its computational consequences for audition

Poeppel D (2003). The analysis of speech in different temporal integration windows: cerebral lateralization as ‘asymmetric sampling in time’. Speech Communication 41: 245-255. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0167-6393(02)00107-3

Boemio A, Fromm S, Braun A, Poeppel D (2005). Hierarchical and asymmetric temporal sensitivity in human auditory cortices. Nature Neuroscience 8: 389-395. https://doi.org/10.1038/nn1409

Conceptual foundations of cognitive neuroscience

Poeppel D (2012). The maps problem and the mapping problem: Two challenges for a cognitive neuroscience of speech and language. Cognitive Neuropsychol 29: 34-55. https://doi.org/10.1080/02643294.2012.710600

Krakauer J, Ghazanfar A, Maciver M, Gomez-Marin A, Poeppel D. (2017) Neuroscience needs behavior: Correcting a reductionist bias. Neuron 93: 480-490. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuron.2016.12.041