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KYLE JASMIN

Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow
Department of Psychological Sciences
Birkbeck University of London

 

KEY PUBLICATIONS

Total Google Scholar citations = 490

ORCID 0000-0001-9723-8207

2019

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In this opinion article we discuss how the temporal response properties of neurons in auditory cortex, as well as their patterns of connectivity, may give rise to functional distinctions in auditory processing. 

Jasmin, K., Lima, C.F, Scott, S.K., Nature Reviews Neuroscience

2019

Perception involves integration of multiple dimensions that often serve overlapping, redundant functions, e.g. pitch, duration and amplitude in speech and music. Individuals tend to prioritize these dimensions differently using stable, individualized perceptual strategies. Here we show that these strategies are related to perceptual abilities.

Jasmin, K., Dick, F., Holt, L., Tierney, A.T. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

2019

We use a novel fMRI paradigm to examine neural activity during naturalistic, real-time face-to-face spoken interactions and resting state, in participants with autism and matched controls. We also discuss the study in our recent review. 

Jasmin, K., Gotts, S., Xu, Y., Liu, S., Riddell, C., Ingeholm, J., Kenworthy, L., Wallace, G., Braun, A.R., Martin, A., Brain

2016

Using a novel fMRI paradigm in which two people talk together in real-time, we show that joint speech (as in group chants and prayers) recruits additional right hemisphere regions outside the classic speech production network. Additionally, we found that a neural marker of self-produced speech, suppression of sensory cortices, did not occur during joint synchronized speech, suggesting that joint synchronized behavior may alter self-other distinctions in sensory processing.

Jasmin, K. M., McGettigan, C., Agnew, Z. K., Lavan, N., Josephs, O., Cummins, F., Scott, S. K. The Journal of Neuroscience

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Pre-Print

Congenital amusia is characterized by unreliable melody perception. Amusics perceive speech well, but they use an atypical strategy—they downweight pitch cues to adjust for their deficit. Here we demonstrate a possible neural basis: reduced functional connectivity between right hemisphere pitch-related regions and left hemisphere language-associated regions.

Jasmin, K., Dick, F., Stewart, L., Tierney, A. bioRxiv

Pre-Print

The Multidimensional Battery of Prosody Perception. A new battery for assessing prosody perception across multiple acoustic dimensions and adjustable difficulty levels. 

Jasmin, K., Dick, F., Tierney, AT., bioRxiv

2019

We review the autism resting state fMRI literature, highlight the potential role of the thalamus and striatum in autism, and emphasize the need for studies that directly compare scanning during multiple cognitive states in addition to the resting-state.

Gotts, S.J., Ramot, M., Jasmin, K., Martin, A. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry

2018

We outline the exciting ways virtual reality can be used to study language, as well as the pitfalls. 
Casasanto D. & Jasmin K., Book Chapter.

2017

We used fMRI to show that whether or not someone is looking at your when they're talking (their gaze direction) affects brain activity in left hemisphere areas that process speech.

McGettigan, C., Jasmin, K., Eisner, F., Agnew, Z., Josephs, O., Calder, A., Jessop, R., Lawson, R., Spielmann, M., Scott, S.K. Neuropsychologia

2017

By measuring frequency following responses with EEG, we show that difficulty learning a second language in adulthood may be partly due to auditory perception problems.

Omote, A., Jasmin, K., Tierney, A. Cortex

2017

We find, using 7T fMRI, that reading sentences with social-emotional words activates regions across the 'social brain' network.  Reading sentences with inanimate object words activates object/scene recognition regions. We suggest it is important to take semantic content into account when studying reading.

Mellem, M., Jasmin, K., Peng, C., Martin, A. Neuropsychologia

2012

We show that, through associations between left-right space and emotion, the hands we use to type words on a keyboard may slowly shape the emotional associations of those words.

Jasmin K. and Casasanto, D. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review

For discussion on the controversies of this effect, click here

2012

English uses front-back spatial metaphors to talk about time. Do English speakers think about this time way? Here we use evidence from hand gestures to show that English speakers use the front-back axis to gesture about time deliberately, but prefer a left-right axis when gesturing spontaneously. 

Casasnto, D., and Jasmin, K. Cognitive Linguistics

2010

Speakers associate positive messages more strongly with dominant hand gestures and negative messages with non-dominant hand gestures, revealing a hidden link between action and emotion. 

Casasanto, D. and Jasmin, K. PLoS ONE

 

ABOUT ME

​​My PhD (2016) was completed jointly at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH/NIH) and the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.


Now I work at Birkbeck University of London, funded by an Early Career Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust with ongoing honorary appointments at UCL and NIMH. A portion of my research is also funded by the Society for Education, Music and Psychology Research (SEMPRE).

Research topics:

  • auditory processing, speech, and language,

  • neurological conditions such as autism and amusia,

  • representation of concepts.

 

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