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Several studies have revealed the power of the human brain to extract regularities from the speech signal through distributional learning. This implies that language learning occurs in an incidental manner and that attention plays a marginal role. But speech input is so rich and multidimensional that infants need to pinpoint the appropriate subset of dimensions to be computed. The research of Prof. Nuria Sebastián Gallés is about detecting the way the information present in the speech input is selected for computation. Under Control  studies the relationship between the mechanisms of attention, the cognitive control and the acquisition of language in early stages, underlying two critical aspects of language learning: the establishment of phonetic categories and the early acquisition of words. Combining longitudinal studies with neuroimaging experiments in adults and infants, she analyses how enhanced mechanisms of attention and cognitive control can improve the way infants learn to speak their mother tongue. She also examines how bilingual environments impact on these mechanisms in preverbal infants.

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28.02.2017

Posters at The Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development

Under Control team members presented posters at The Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, BCCCD17 Budapest, 4-7 January 2017 

 
WHEN THE WINNER BECOMES THE LEADER 
Jesús Bas, Núria Sebastián-Gallés
 
IS THE PRINCIPLE OF RATIONALITY IN INFANCY USED TO PREDICT SOCIAL AFFILIATIONS? 
Marc Colomer, Jesús Bas, Núria Sebastián-Gallés
28.10.2016

Presentations at the Workshop red CONSOLIDER BRAINGLOT

Under Control Presentations at the Workshop red CONSOLIDER BRAINGLOT, October 20-21, 2016 ...
03.05.2016

Research in 4 Minutes

Under Control students Pallabi Sengupta and Alba Ayneto participate in the finals of the Research in 4 Minutes competition. April 29, 2016. 
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