I am interested in the development of language as a neuro-cognitive ability that coexists and interacts with other sensory and neuro-cognitive abilities.
I obtained a PhD in linguistics at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa (Italy). There, I conducted a study on the interaction between speech perception and sensorimoter development in typical children and children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Do we have to know how to produce a linguistic sound, in order to perceive it effectively?
At the INCC, I work with Laurianne Cabrera. Our research targets the link between hearing development and speech perception as well as the interaction between speech perception and the development of other cognitive skills (attention, memory , executive functions, neural noise).
At the BabyLab INCC, I also continue to investigate the relationship between speech perception and sensorimotor development through a series of infant experiments.