ASIF GHAZANFAR

Summary

Affiliation: Princeton University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Monkeys are perceptually tuned to facial expressions that exhibit a theta-like speech rhythm
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Neuroscience Institute, Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:1959-63. 2013
  2. pmc Cineradiography of monkey lip-smacking reveals putative precursors of speech dynamics
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Curr Biol 22:1176-82. 2012
  3. pmc Dynamic, rhythmic facial expressions and the superior temporal sulcus of macaque monkeys: implications for the evolution of audiovisual speech
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 31:1807-17. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Multisensory integration: vision boosts information through suppression in auditory cortex
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Neuroscience Institute, Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Curr Biol 20:R22-3. 2010
  5. pmc The multisensory roles for auditory cortex in primate vocal communication
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Neuroscience Institute, Departments of Psychology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Hear Res 258:113-20. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Speech production: how does a word feel?
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Curr Biol 18:R1142-4. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Evolution of human vocal production
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
    Curr Biol 18:R457-60. 2008
  8. pmc Interactions between the superior temporal sulcus and auditory cortex mediate dynamic face/voice integration in rhesus monkeys
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
    J Neurosci 28:4457-69. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Speech perception: linking comprehension across a cortical network
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Program in Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Green Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
    Curr Biol 17:R420-2. 2007
  10. pmc Vocal-tract resonances as indexical cues in rhesus monkeys
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany
    Curr Biol 17:425-30. 2007

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. pmc Monkeys are perceptually tuned to facial expressions that exhibit a theta-like speech rhythm
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Neuroscience Institute, Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:1959-63. 2013
    ..Our data provide perceptual evidence for the theory that speech may have evolved from ancestral primate rhythmic facial expressions...
  2. pmc Cineradiography of monkey lip-smacking reveals putative precursors of speech dynamics
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Curr Biol 22:1176-82. 2012
    ..These data provide empirical support for the idea that the human speech rhythm evolved from the rhythmic facial expressions of ancestral primates...
  3. pmc Dynamic, rhythmic facial expressions and the superior temporal sulcus of macaque monkeys: implications for the evolution of audiovisual speech
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 31:1807-17. 2010
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Multisensory integration: vision boosts information through suppression in auditory cortex
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Neuroscience Institute, Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Curr Biol 20:R22-3. 2010
    ..Recent findings show that vision enhances the information content of neural signals in auditory cortex, but in a counter-intuitive fashion...
  5. pmc The multisensory roles for auditory cortex in primate vocal communication
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Neuroscience Institute, Departments of Psychology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Hear Res 258:113-20. 2009
    ..Such action-specific representations would be overlayed on top of traditional mapping schemes and would help mediate motor and multisensory processes related to a particular type of behavior...
  6. doi request reprint Speech production: how does a word feel?
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Curr Biol 18:R1142-4. 2008
    ....
  7. doi request reprint Evolution of human vocal production
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
    Curr Biol 18:R457-60. 2008
  8. pmc Interactions between the superior temporal sulcus and auditory cortex mediate dynamic face/voice integration in rhesus monkeys
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Neuroscience Institute and Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
    J Neurosci 28:4457-69. 2008
    ....
  9. ncbi request reprint Speech perception: linking comprehension across a cortical network
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Program in Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Green Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
    Curr Biol 17:R420-2. 2007
    ..A recent fMRI study of the interaction between noise and semantic predictability has identified a cortical network involved in speech comprehension...
  10. pmc Vocal-tract resonances as indexical cues in rhesus monkeys
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany
    Curr Biol 17:425-30. 2007
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Paving the way forward: integrating the senses through phase-resetting of cortical oscillations
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Program in Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Green Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Neuron 53:162-4. 2007
    ..reveals that, in the primary auditory cortex, the phase of neural oscillations is reset by somatosensory inputs, and subsequent auditory inputs are enhanced or suppressed, depending on their timing relative to the oscillatory cycle...
  12. ncbi request reprint Language evolution: loquacious monkey brains?
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Program in Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Green Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
    Curr Biol 16:R879-81. 2006
    ..Using PET imaging, a recent study suggests that monkeys share a circuit for vocal perception with humans, adding some empirical data to the debate...
  13. ncbi request reprint Is neocortex essentially multisensory?
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Program in Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, Green Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, 08540, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 10:278-85. 2006
    ..Indeed, the multisensory nature of most, possibly all, of the neocortex forces us to abandon the notion that the senses ever operate independently during real-world cognition...
  14. ncbi request reprint Eye movements of monkey observers viewing vocalizing conspecifics
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, Spemannstrasse 38, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany
    Cognition 101:515-29. 2006
    ..The data therefore suggest that the sensorimotor strategies underlying bimodal speech perception may have a homologous counterpart in a closely related primate ancestor...
  15. ncbi request reprint Multisensory integration of dynamic faces and voices in rhesus monkey auditory cortex
    Asif A Ghazanfar
    Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany
    J Neurosci 25:5004-12. 2005
    ..These multisensory processes in the auditory cortex likely occur via reciprocal interactions with the superior temporal sulcus...

Research Grants4

  1. Multisensory integration of faces and voices in the primate temporal lobe
    ASIF GHAZANFAR; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..In part at least, this deficit is likely due to the autistics' specific impairment in face and voice processing, but not in other domains of visual and auditory function. ..
  2. Multisensory integration of faces and voices in the primate temporal lobe
    ASIF GHAZANFAR; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..In part at least, this deficit is likely due to the autistics' specific impairment in face and voice processing, but not in other domains of visual and auditory function. ..
  3. Multisensory integration of faces and voices in the primate temporal lobe
    ASIF GHAZANFAR; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..In part at least, this deficit is likely due to the autistics'specific impairment in face and voice processing, but not in other domains of visual and auditory function. ..