Neurobiology of Social Communication
We aim to understand the neuronal mechanisms underlying social communication with a focus on vocal communication. The main goal of our research is to understand, how audio-vocal integration mechanisms are modulating vocal production and vocal perception as well as how cognitive and motivational processes are involved in vocal behavior. Furthermore, we investigate how developmental processes affect vocal output. We use combined psychophysical, neuroethological and neurophysiological methodologies to tackle our questions.
Our new research on linguistic laws being present also in marmoset vocal behavior has been published in the PRSB.