Dept.: Bezos Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Early Childhood Learning; Professor, Speech and Hearing Sciences and Co-Director of the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences.
Neuroscience Focus Groups: Behavioral Neuroscience, Developmental Neuroscience
My work has focused on the development of speech perception in infants, and in particular on the role of experience in shaping a child’s abilities to perceive speech sounds. Currently, I am interested in examining the mapping between a child’s perception of speech sounds as measured in behavioral tasks and the neural substrates of this behavior. Additionally, there are ongoing studies using behavioral tests and EEG recordings of adults to study the cognitive organization of speech sounds.