RuCCS Colloquia

Infants, speech and the social world

Dr. Athena Vouloumanos

Tuesday, March 03, 2009, 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Department of Psychology, New York University

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Spoken language is a rich signal for language users. Adults hearing speech can use its form and its content to make inferences about its speaker. What inferences do infants make about the speech signal? I will report on studies examining young infants' biases for listening to speech as compared to other sounds, infants; expectations about the source of speech and other vocalizations, and how infants understand speech as a privileged communicative sound for humans. 

Dr. Athena Vouloumanos

The RuCCS Colloquia Series is organized by Dr. Julien Musolino and Dr. Sara Pixley. The talks are held on Tuesdays in the Psychology Building, Room 101 on the Busch Campus from 1:00-2:30pm.

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