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Sonja Rossi. What can infants learn from their language surroundings before they start speaking on their own?
 
Date: Jul 23, 2015

What: What can infants learn from their language surroundings before they start speaking on their own?

Where: BCBL Auditorium

Who: Sonja Rossi, Department of Medical Psychology, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria.

When: 10 AM.


Infants adopt different learning strategies in order to extract relevant linguistic cues. With increasing age and linguistic experience also neuronal processing mechanisms change. The present talk will present a series of experiments adopting different learning settings (either passive listening or associating words with objects) in 6- and 12-month-old infants as well as in adults. Neuronal changes were tracked by means of the simultaneous assessment of the electroencephalography and the functional near-infrared spectroscopy.