EPJ Nonlinear Biomed Phys
Volume 1, Number 1, December 2013
|Number of page(s)||11|
|Published online||23 September 2013|
Prosody and synchronization in cognitive neuroscience
Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London, London, UK
2 Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust Cambridge, London, UK
3 Clinical Psychology Laboratory, University of Chieti-Pescara, Chieti-Pescara, Italy
4 Department of Behavioral and Neurological Sciences, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
5 Department of Neurosciences, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Bari, Italy
6 School of Advanced International Studies on Applied Theoretical and non Linear Methodologies of Physics, Bari, Italy
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Accepted: 9 August 2013
Published online: 23 September 2013
We introduce our methodological study with a short review of the main literature on embodied language, including some recent studies in neuroscience. We investigated this component of natural language using Recurrence Quantification Analysis (RQA). RQA is a relatively new statistical methodology, particularly effective in complex systems. RQA provided a reliable quantitative description of recurrences in text sequences at the orthographic level. In order to provide examples of the potential impact of this methodology, we used RQA to measure structural coupling and synchronization in natural and clinical verbal interactions. Results show the efficacy of this methodology and possible implications.
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