Colloquia
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2018-01-22
ANTONIO ACÍN
2018-02-05
PETER FRIEDL
2018-04-06
PAUL CORKUM
2018-06-04
ALBERT POLMAN
2018-08-31
KERRY VAHALA
2018-10-05
HENRY CHAPMAN
2018-11-05
JUDIT GERVAIN

The Development of Speech Perception Early in Life: How Do We Study It with Optics?

JUDIT GERVAIN
November 5th, 2018 JUDIT GERVAIN Senior Research Scientist, Speech Percption group, Université Paris Descartes
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Judit Gervain obtained her PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at the Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Trieste, Italy in 2007. After a 2 year post doctoral position at the Department of Psychology of the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, she took up a researcher position at the Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception in Paris, France in 2009. Her research focuses on the perceptual, cognitive and neural mechanisms involved in speech perception and language acquisition early in life. She is one of the leading experts on the use of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) with developmental populations. She has been using NIRS to identify the neural correlates of speech perception and language development from birth onwards. Her work has been published in high-impact journal (e.g. Gervain et al. 2008 PNAS; Gervain & Werker 2013 Nature Communications). She has recently obtained an ERC Consolidator Grant in which she proposes to combine NIRS with EEG measures to explore how prenatal experience with speech lays the foundations for language acquisition. Abstract


Monday, November 5, 2018, 12:00. ICFO Auditorium