Middle Tennessee Psychological Association
Middle Tennessee State University will be hosting the Middle Tennessee Psychological Association’s 2015 spring meeting. The meeting provides an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students to present their efforts to colleagues from other colleges and universities.
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The schedule for this year’s meeting will be as follows:
8:30—9:00 AM Registration
9:00—9:45 AM Poster Session I/Lab Tours and Study Participation
10:00—11:00 AM Keynote Speaker
11:15 AM—12:30 PM Paper Sessions (up to five concurrent sessions, based on demand)
12:45—1:30 PM Poster Session II/Interactive Psychology Education Advice
1:30—1:45 PM Business meeting
Online Registration Form (Closed)
Online Submission Form (Closed)
Lisa de la Mothe, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Tennessee State University
Say That Again?
Understanding the Neuroanatomical Organization of Primate Communication
One of the many unique features of humans is our ability to communicate, our development of language, and yet from a neural perspective there is still much to learn in terms of how these processes are organized. We rely heavily on the non-human primate model for understanding basic structural organization principles in terms of how the auditory system works, and recently more attention has been paid to developing more complex models of primate vocalizations such as monkey calls. By examining both the path that sound travels once it enters the ear, as well as the path it travels when the animal is vocalizing, we can obtain a basic framework and insight into speech and communication. These pathways can be expanding to include neurochemical organization of the auditory system and auditory related areas. By understanding how these processes are organized in a normal population, we can then use that model to examine potential differences in clinical populations with disorders that affect auditory processing and communication such as dyslexia, autism, and schizophrenia.
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