I am a postdoctorate researcher working on the ERC project BabyRhythm of Judit Gervain.
I am interested in understanding the cognitive mechanisms involved in infant language acquisition. I am investigating how sleep aids language learning in infancy. To answer this question, I use optical brain imaging (fNIRS) measuring infants’ learning before and after sleep. I am also interested in understanding how prosody perceived in utero guides infants’ learning post-natally. To this end, electrophysiological measures are used at birth, as well as at 6 and 9 months of age.
I obtained my PhD in ‘Brain, Cognition and Behavior’ at the University of Barcelona. During my PhD, I investigated how attentional mechanisms assist language rule learning in different populations: infants, children with and without Specific Language Impairment and healthy adults, under the supervision of Ruth de Diego-Balaguer and Ferran Pons at the Cognition and Brain Plasticity Unit and the Attention, Perception and Language Acquisition Research Groups.
My main research objectives are:
1. To understand the cognitive mechanisms involved in language acquisition
2. To examine how attention modulates the way language rules are learned in typical and atypical language development.
My research interests also extend to areas such as developmental neuroscience, infant cognition, attention and consciousness, language neuroscience, and clinical linguistics.
I am currently a member of the LPP Babylab (Université Paris Descartes & CNRS).