I'm a researcher at the Institute of Phonetics, Charles University (PI in a research group on speech development in infants) and at the Institute of Psychology, Czech Academy of Sciences.
I work on the cognitive processing of speech and language with focus on speech sound learning and category formation in adults and infants. I am interested in all areas of laboratory phonology and phonetics in general. My current project aims to describe the developmental trajectory of various types of vowel contrasts in Czech-learning infants, assessing the effects of pre-natal exposure in newborns and the effects of talker accent on speech sound learning in older infants. I use behavioral (e.g. looking paradigms), neurophysiological (ERPs) and computational methods (neural networks).
Previously I worked as a post-doc in the Cognitive and Biological Psychology group, University of Leipzig, and as a post-doc and PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication, University of Amsterdam.
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