My research focuses on lexical-semantic development in young infants. In particular, I am interested in how the familiarity of a voice can contribute to word learning and understanding. Previous studies have found numerous advantages of the maternal voice in infant language learning, but I am interested in whether a familiar voice alone without any emotional or affective links could help facilitate word understanding in young infants.
Under the supervision of Pia Rämä and Bahia Guellaï, I will explore the neural mechanisms of lexical-semantic development in both monolingual and bilingual infants using electroencephalography techniques to better understand the role of voice familiarity and language environment in language learning.
Before joining the Babylab, I completed a Master's degree in Cognitive Science (Cogmaster), and a Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences and in Linguistics at Simon Fraser University.