Jérôme Daltrozzo

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The cognitive processing of concepts, that is, abstract general ideas, has been mostly studied with language. However, other domains, such as music, can also convey concepts. Koelsch et al. [Koelsch, S., Kasper, E., Sammler, D., Schulze, K., Gunter, T., & Friederici, A. D. Music, language and meaning: Brain signatures of semantic processing. Nature(More)
Recent evidence suggests that music perception, much alike language perception, involves the cognitive processing of concepts, that is abstract general ideas. In a previous study (Daltrozzo and Schön, Conceptual processing in music as revealed by N400 effects on words and musical targets. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, In Press), we reported the effect(More)
Dreaming is still poorly understood. Notably, its cerebral underpinning remains unclear. Neuropsychological studies have shown that lesions in the temporoparietal junction (TPJ) and/or the white matter of the medial prefrontal cortex (MPFC) lead to the global cessation of dream reports, suggesting that these regions of the default mode network have key(More)
Although sex differences in language processing are well documented in behavioral studies, only a few electrophysiological studies have explored this topic. We analyzed sex differences in two language-related components of event-related potentials (ERPs): the N400 and the Late Positive Complex (LPC). Ten men and 10 women, matched by age and handedness,(More)
Emotional processing in coma remains an open question. Skin conductance responses to emotional and neutral auditory stimuli were recorded in 13 low-responsive patients (12 of whom were in coma). A differential response between emotional and neutral stimuli was found, which significantly correlated with the Glasgow Coma Scale and the Cook and Palma score.(More)
We tested whether the emergence of familiarity to a melody may trigger or co-occur with the processing of the concept(s) conveyed by emotions to, or semantic association with, the melody. With this objective, we recorded ERPs while participants were presented with highly familiar and less familiar melodies in a gating paradigm. The ERPs time locked to a(More)
Although several cognitive processes, including speech processing, have been studied during sleep, working memory (WM) has never been explored up to now. Our study assessed the capacity of WM by testing speech perception when the level of background noise and the sentential semantic length (SSL) (amount of semantic information required to perceive the(More)
Numerous studies have reported subliminal repetition and semantic priming in the visual modality. We transferred this paradigm to the auditory modality. Prime awareness was manipulated by a reduction of sound intensity level. Uncategorized prime words (according to a post-test) were followed by semantically related, unrelated, or repeated target words(More)
This study compared automatic and controlled cognitive processes that underlie event-related potentials (ERPs) effects during speech perception. Sentences were presented to French native speakers, and the final word could be congruent or incongruent, and presented at one of four levels of degradation (using a modulation with pink noise): no degradation,(More)
Statistical or sequential learning (SL) involves comprehending environmental patterns in which some items precede other items with a given likelihood. SL is thought to occur without attention or consciousness (or explicit knowledge) of the learned patterns and thus is sometimes considered to be implicit learning. However, this assumption is still debatable(More)