Many of the lab members had presentations at the 2020 International Conference on Infant Studies, which was this year held virtually because of the COVID-19 situation. Gert gave a talk on using computational models in developmental research, and Marina, Szilvi, Xiaoyun, Shirly and Didar had poster presentations on their research.
Marina passed her viva today and is now Dr. Bazhydai. Many congratulations from the lab!
Sadly, because of coronavirus, we have to cancel LCICD this year, but we hope to be back in 2021!
Margaret Harris’ and Gert’s textbook, A Student’s Guide to Developmental Psychology, has been published in a Japanese translation: 発達心理学ガイドブック 子どもの発達理解のために with Akashi Shoten Co Ltd.
Arthur has the first paper from his PhD accepted: Capelier-Mourguy, A., Twomey, K., & Westermann, G.(accepted). Neurocomputational models capture the effect of learned labels on infants’ object and category representations. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems.
Shirley is investigating speech processing in monolingual and bilingual infants and adults using fNIRS. She is off to Singapore for 3 months to stay in the lab of Luca Onnis at Nanyang Technological University. There she will set up a NIRS lab and test her bilingual infant sample.
Gert has joined the editorial board of the journal Cognitive Development. http://bit.ly/2tk2Ho6
Marina recently attended the Cognitive Development Society’s meeting in Portland, OR, USA and wrote the following summary: Are children guided by proto-epistemic motives during social interactions? Impressions after the CDS conference by Marina Bazhydai Last week’s Cognitive Development Society’s meeting which took place in Portland, OR, brought together over 900 developmental scientists for 3 days…
Katie Twomey is presenting a poster at the 14th International Congress for the Study of Child Language in Lyon: Twomey, K., Ma, L., and Westermann, G.,”Background variability supports early noun learning”
Katie Twomey presented a talk at the Annual Mini-Conference of the ESRC Lucid centre. Her talk was on “The importance of nonlinguistic variability to early language learning: the case of colour” and presented data collected by Shirly Ma during her MSc project last year. Shirly will be re-joining the lab in October to start a PhD.