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COnversational BRAins

Project description

The language of our brains

Language sciences are moving away from individually-administered protocols towards the characterisation of how spoken language is jointly used by two or more talkers as a shared set of resources for interacting with each other. The EU-funded COBRA project will train the next generation of researchers to accurately characterise and model the linguistic and cognitive brain mechanisms that allow conversation to unfold in both human-human and human-machine interactions. The first challenge will be to determine how alignment and prediction may both rely on and contribute to setting up brain-to-brain coupling relationships. The second will relate to the development of computational models of alignment and prediction for more socially-acceptable text-to-speech synthesisers, human-machine dialogue systems, and social robots.

Field of science

  • /humanities/languages and literature/languages - general

Call for proposal

H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019
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Funding Scheme

MSCA-ITN-ETN - European Training Networks

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE
Address
Boulevard Charles Livon 58
13284 Marseille
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 549 604,08

Participants (8)

THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 606 345,12
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 522 999,36
Address
Via Morego 30
16163 Genova
Activity type
Research Organisations
USTAV INFORMATIKY, SLOVENSKA AKADEMIA VIED
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 466 493,76
Address
Dubravska Cesta 9
845 07 Bratislava
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 512 640
Address
Place De L Universite 1
1348 Louvain La Neuve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITAET ZU BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 252 788,40
Address
Unter Den Linden 6
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FURHAT ROBOTICS AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 563 965,92
Address
Lindstedtsvagen 24, Tr 5
114 28 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
READSPEAKER BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 281 982,96
Address
Dolderseweg 2A
3712 BP Huis Ter Heide
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)