I defended my doctoral thesis "Emergence of words: Multisensory precursors of sound-meaning-associations in infancy" and received my Ph.D. in Phonetics in March 2008, at the Department of Linguistics, Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden. Before that I have my background in Computational Linguistics (MA, 2000), and in Phonetics (MA, 2001).
Currently I am working as a postdoctoral resercher in Phonetics and I am responsible for the project "Early development of hemispheric specialization for speech processing" (funded by The Swedish Research Council) during years 2010-2012.
My research interests are language acquisition in general, and infant cognitive neuroscience in particular. For example, I investigate early behavioural and cortical signs of semantic processing and word learning measured with eye-tracking and EEG/ERP. In extension I am interested in modelling childrens' language capacities and I therefore find humanoid robotics and artificial intelligence as challenging research areas.
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