Dr. B.P.A. (Bastien Pierre-Alexandre) Boutonnet
- Postdoctoral Researcher
- Cognitive Neuroscience
- Predictive Coding
- Object Categorisation
For a full list of publications and more information see http://www.bastienboutonnet.com
My research interests range over the following areas:
- language acquisition
- philosophy of language
I am also interested in issues related to foreign accent language processing. For example, I'd like to know if people predict language more when listening to foreign accented speech and whether people are more flexible with their semantic expectations.
I use mainly Electroencephalography (EEG) which records, in real time, the brain’s electrical activity at the surface of the scalp. So far, I have mainly looked at EEG data in terms of Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) but I am currently working on the implementation of functional connectivity measures (PLV, PLI, WPLI, Graph Theory) as such methods are particularly useful for any understanding of the dynamics of the networks we assume are underlying effects of language on categorical and perceptual processes. I also look at ERP data in single-trials to correlate individual trial variation with behavioural measures such as reaction times.
To process EEG data, I use EEGLab & FieldTrip (MATLAB Toolboxes), as well as NeuroScan and BrainVision Analyser. I usually use the R environment to carry out statistical analyses, Graph Theoretical approaches and I automatise data handling in Python.
2015 – present: Postdoctoral Researcher. AThEME project “Being Multilingual”. University of Leiden, NL.
2014 – 2015: Research Associate. Gary Lupyan’s lab. University of Wisconsin, Madison
2012 – 2013: Research Support Project Officer. Guillaume Thierry’s lab.