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Sensorimotor integration is an active domain of speech research and is characterized by two main ideas, that the auditory system is critically involved in speech production and that the motor system is critically involved in speech perception. Despite the complementarity of these ideas, there is little crosstalk between these literatures. We propose an(More)
Hierarchical organization of human auditory cortex has been inferred from functional imaging observations that core regions respond to simple stimuli (tones) whereas downstream regions are selectively responsive to more complex stimuli (band-pass noise, speech). It is assumed that core regions code low-level features, which are combined at higher levels in(More)
During reaching or drawing, the primate cortex carries information about the current and upcoming position of the hand. Researchers have decoded hand position, velocity, and acceleration during center-out reaching or drawing tasks from neural recordings acquired invasively at the microscale and mesoscale levels. Here we report that we can continuously(More)
Language and music exhibit similar acoustic and structural properties, and both appear to be uniquely human. Several recent studies suggest that speech and music perception recruit shared computational systems, and a common substrate in Broca's area for hierarchical processing has recently been proposed. However, this claim has not been tested by directly(More)
Artifact signals from eye movements, heart beat and muscle activity contaminate magnetoencephalographic (MEG) signals generated from the neural activities inside the brain. Rejection of contaminated trials not only causes data loss, but can also significantly increase the experimental time or even prevent the analysis of highly contaminated or noisy data.(More)
The ability to decode kinematics of intended movement from neural activity is essential for the development of prosthetic devices, such as artificial arms, that can aid motor-disabled persons. To date, most of the progress in the development of neuromotor prostheses has been obtained by decoding neural activity acquired through invasive means, such as(More)
In this study, we focus our investigation on task-specific cognitive modulation of early cortical auditory processing in human cerebral cortex. During the experiments, we acquired whole-head magnetoencephalography data while participants were performing an auditory delayed-match-to-sample (DMS) task and associated control tasks. Using a spatial filtering(More)
Frequency modulation (FM) is an acoustic feature of nearly all complex sounds. Directional FM sweeps are especially pervasive in speech, music, animal vocalizations, and other natural sounds. Although the existence of FM-selective cells in the auditory cortex of animals has been documented, evidence in humans remains equivocal. Here we used multivariate(More)
We study the number of limit cycles of the discontinuous piecewise linear differential systems in R 2n with two zones separated by a hyperplane. Our main result shows that at most (8n − 6) n−1 limit cycles can bifurcate up to first-order expansion of the displacement function with respect to a small parameter. For proving this result, we use the averaging(More)
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