MARCS BabyLab researcher Paola Escudero recently featured on The Science Show discussing infant language processing.
The Science Show, broadcast on Radio National, ABC, gives Australians insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms.
On Saturday 21 March, show reprised an interview with Paola about her fascinating research into infant language processing.
Paola is studying how babies learn subtle sounds and intonations involved with language. She has observed different reactions to vowel sounds produced with different accents.
Curiously, her subjects find Australian vowel sounds fascinating compared to Canadian vowel sounds. Paola is looking for links between her observations with language development, broader development, and intelligence.
You can read a transcript of Paola's interview here.
Paola's interview was also posted on the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language website.
Paola is a chief investigator on the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language, which draws together the nation's top linguists, philosophers, psychologists and roboticists to puzzle out the complex mechanisms of human communication.