Publications

Journals – Submitted/Under review (*: equal contributions, e: empirical, t: theoretical) 

30(t). Ravignani, A., Madison, G. (in review). The paradox of isochrony in the evolution of human rhythm.

29(t). Ravignani, A., & Kotz, S. A. (in review). Evolution of temporal interaction: A comparative approach to the neuroscience of human social timing.

28(e). Ravignani, A.*,  Filippi, P.* & Fitch, T. (in review) Perceptual tuning and rule abstraction: insights for comparative experiments on pattern perception.

Journals – Published/In press

27(t). Ravignani, A., Honing, H., & Kotz, S. A. (in press). The evolution of rhythm cognition: Timing in music and speech. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. [Abstract]

26(t). Ravignani, A. (2017) Interdisciplinary debate: Agree on definitions of synchrony. Nature. 545, 158. [Letter+Supplement]

25(t). Ravignani, A., Thompson, B. (in press) A note on ‘Noam Chomsky – What kind of creatures are we?’ Language in Society. 46 doi:10.1017/S0047404517000276

24(e). Ravignani, A.*, Gross, S.*, Garcia, M., Rubio-Garcia, A., & de Boer, B. (in press) How small could a pup sound? The physical bases of signalling body size in harbour seals. Current Zoology. [Open access PDF]

23(e/t). Ravignani, A. (2017) Visualizing and interpreting rhythmic patterns using phase space plots. Music Perception. 34(5), 557-568. [Full article]

22(t). Ravignani, A.* & Norton, P.* (2017) Measuring rhythmic complexity: A primer to quantify and compare temporal structure in speech, movement, and animal vocalizations. Journal of Language Evolution. [Full article, free]

21(e). Ravignani, A.* & Sonnweber, R.* (2017) Chimpanzees process structural isomorphisms across sensory modalities. Cognition. 161, 74-79. [Full Article, Open Access]

20(e). Ravignani, A., Delgado, T. & Kirby, S. (2016) Musical evolution in the lab exhibits rhythmic universals. Nature Human Behaviour. 1:1 [Full Article].

19(e). Jadoul, Y.*, Ravignani, A.*, Thompson, B.*, Filippi, P., & de Boer, B. (2016). Seeking temporal predictability in speech: Comparing statistical approaches on 18 world languages. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 10:586. [Open Access PDF].

18(t). Ravignani, A. & Cook, P. (2016) The evolutionary biology of dance, without frills. Current Biology. 26:19[Full Article].

17(e). Geambasu, A.*, Ravignani, A.*, & Levelt, C. C. (2016). Preliminary experiments on human sensitivity to rhythmic structure in a grammar with recursive self-similarity. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 10:281. [Open Access PDF]

16(t). Ravignani, A., Fitch, W. T., Hanke, F. D., Heinrich, T., Hurgitsch, B., Kotz, S. A., Scharff, C., Stoeger, A.S., & de Boer, B. (2016). What pinnipeds have to say about human speech, music, and the evolution of rhythm. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 10:274. [Open Access PDF]

15(t). Ravignani A. (2015). Evolving perceptual biases for antisynchrony: A form of temporal coordination beyond synchrony. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 9:339. [Open Access: HTMLPDF]

14(e). Ravignani, A., Westphal-Fitch, G., Aust, U., Schlumpp, M. & Fitch, T. (2015) More than one way to see it: Individual heuristics in avian visual computation. Cognition. [Open Access: HTMLPDF]

13(e). Sonnweber, R., Ravignani, A., Stobbe, N., Schiestl, G., Wallner, B. & Fitch, T. (2015) Rank-dependent grooming patterns and cortisol alleviation in Barbary macaques. American Journal of Primatology. [HTMLPDF]

12(t). Ravignani, A.* & Sonnweber, R.* (2015) Measuring teaching through hormones and time series analysis: Towards a comparative framework. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [AbstractPDF]

11(e). Sonnweber R-S, Ravignani A, Fitch WT. (2015) Non-adjacent visual dependency learning in chimpanzees. Animal Cognition. [Open Access: HTMLPDF]

10(t). Ravignani, A., Bowling, D. & Fitch, T. (2014) Chorusing, synchrony and the evolutionary functions of rhythm. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1118.  [Open Access: PDF]

9(e). Fuhrmann, D., Ravignani, A., Marshall-Pescini, S. & Whiten, A. (2014). Synchrony and motor mimicking in chimpanzee observational learning. Scientific Reports, 4: 5283. [Open Access: HTMLPDF]

8(t). Ravignani, A. (2014) Chronometry for the chorusing herd: Hamilton’s legacy on context-dependent acoustic signalling—a comment on Herbers (2013). Biology letters10(1), 20131018. [Open Access: HTMLPDF]

7(t). Ravignani, A.*, Martins, M.* & Fitch, W.T. (2014) Vocal learning, prosody and basal ganglia: Don’t underestimate their complexity. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. [PDF]

6(e). Ravignani A, Sonnweber R-S, Stobbe N, Fitch WT. (2013) Action at a distance: dependency sensitivity in a New World primate. Biology Letters, 9: 20130852. [Open Access: HTMLPDF]

5(e). Ravignani, A.; Olivera, V.M.; Gingras, B.; Hofer, R.; Hernandez, C.R.; Sonnweber, R.-S.; Fitch, W.T. (2013) Primate Drum Kit: A System for Studying Acoustic Pattern Production by Non-Human Primates Using Acceleration and Strain Sensors. Sensors, 13, 9790-9820. [Open Access: HTMLPDF]

Full Papers in Peer-reviewed Proceedings

4(t). Ravignani, A., Bowling, D. & Kirby, S. (2014) The psychology of biological clocks: a new framework for the evolution of rhythm. The Evolution of Language: Proceedings of the 10th international conference. (pp. 262-269) ISBN 978-981-4603-62-1. [HTML]

3(t). Ravignani, A.; Gingras, B.; Asano, R.; Sonnweber, R.; Matellan, V.; Fitch, W.T. (2013) The Evolution of Rhythmic Cognition: New Perspectives and Technologies in Comparative Research. In Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Berlin, Germany, 31July3 August 2013; Knauff, M., Pauen M., Sebanz, N. & Wachsmuth, I., Eds.; Cognitive Science Society: Austin, TX, USA; pp. 1199-1204. [PDF]

2(e). Ravignani, A. & Fitch, W.T. (2012) Sonification of experimental parameters as a new method for efficient coding of behavior. Proceedings of Measuring Behavior 2012, 8th International Conference on Methods and Techniques in Behavioral Research (Utrecht, The Netherlands, August 28-31, 2012) Edited by A.J. Spink, F. Grieco, O.E. Krips, L.W.S. Loijens, L.P.J.J. Noldus, and P.H. Zimmerman ISBN 978-90-74821-87-2 (pg.376- 379). [PDF]

Books/Volumes

1(t). Martins, M., Raju, A. & Ravignani, A. (2014) Evaluating the role of quantitative modeling in language evolution. The Past, Present and Future of Language Evolution Research. (pp.84-93) ISBN 978-4-9906340-1-8. [PDF]