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How do babies develop an understanding of the world around them? We look at how language is learned and how a child's brain begins to make sense of the world.
Our expertise focuses on language at multiple levels from phonemes to literacy, and cognition from behavioural regulation to embodied cognition, and beyond.
How do we respond to different environments or stressful situations? We research how humans understand and process the world around us.
How do we develop definitions of morality or trust, and how do they affect our emotions in social interaction or decision making?
Children are little scientists. Join us on our journey to further research at one of the UK's most prominent Babylabs.
Research in the laboratory focuses on disorders in consciousness and aberrant experiences. These can include hallucinations, perceptual distortions and delusions. These experiences are often associated with neurological disorders and psychopathology.
Research in the laboratory focuses primarily on investigating the neural bases of speech communication. We are interested in studying how normal brains communicate, and also what goes wrong in the brains of people with speech and language impairments.
The CoSI Lab studies the cognitive basis for social interaction. In particular, we study the way in which people process others’ perspectives at various ages (from early childhood to late adulthood) from various cultures, and in various contexts (such as, when being a listener in a conversation versus being a passive observer).
We are interested in how people's linguistic, bodily and environmental experience shapes their mental representations and how this affects the way they process language and the world around them.
We are interested in how people process emotionally salient stimuli, e.g., how accurately do we recognise emotions from facial expressions? Is this ability affected by perceptual cues such as pleasant vs. sour or bitter taste, or individual differences such as ethnicity?
In our lab, we investigate how infants learn about objects and categories in their environment, and how early language contributes to and shapes this learning.