Dr. Robin Panneton, Associate Professor of Developmental and
Biological Psychology at Virgina Tech joins the Centre for Research
on Language, Mind and Brain (CRLMB) for a four-month term as a
Canada-US Fulbright Scholar.
Her research focuses on the development of infants’ preferences
for speech patterns, how speech directs infant attention, native
language recognition, and infants’ emerging dependence on visual
speech (e.g., face) information. She and her students investigate
these issues with infants across the first postnatal year,
exploring measures of attention via behavior and psychophysiology.
While at McGill, she will be collaborating with Dr. Linda Polka on
a research project that will investigate sources of information
that augment infants’ abilities to process linguistic information
in the face of perceptual challenge (e.g., noisy backgrounds).
Dr. Panneton will inaugurate the Distinguished Lecture Series
of the Centre for Research on Language, Mind and Brain, with
a talk entitled "Look at me when I talk to you!”: Infants'
integration of face and voice information during speech
processing," which will be held on Friday, October 3rd at 1:30 pm
in the Redpath Museum Auditorium.