Hi there!

I'm a CNRS Researcher at the Laboratoire de Psychologie de la Perception in Paris.

My main research interest concerns the relationship between audition and speech perception during development. I'm using a psychoacoustical approach describing the acoustic components of the speech signal to understand how babies, children and adults perceive speech sounds and acquire a language.
I use both behavioral and brain imaging techniques (EEG and fNIRS) to explore the effect of age, native language and hearing loss on the processing of speech acoustic cues.

I got my PhD in 2013 in Paris under the supervision of Josiane Bertoncini and Christian Lorenzi. During my PhD I started to explore how infants process the different acoustic information (spectral and temporal cues) of speech sounds when perceiving phonetic contrasts. I also explored whether the environmental language influences this processing by comparing French and Mandarin listeners' abilities to use these acoustic components.

In 2014, I collaborated with Lynne Werner (Seattle, US) to compare 3-month-old infants' and adults' abilities to perceive the temporal cues of speech. Then in 2015 I worked with Judit Gervain in Paris and I measured how the brain of newborns activates for these temporal cues. From November 2015 to November 2017, I worked in London (UCL) in the Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences department under the Marie SKŁODOWSKA-CURIE Individual Fellowship (Programme H2020-MSCA-IF-2014; proposal 659204, see here for details about the project: SHAPED). In London, I worked with Stuart Rosen, Paul Iverson and Lorna Halliday.

laurianne.cabrera AT gmail.com