Alexis Black, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor, School of Audiology and Speech Sciences
The University of British Columbia

Research Interests:

I study language acquisition, learning, perception, and memory.  I am particularly interested in how auditory representations emerge and develop over time, and how they relate to higher-order levels of linguistic abstraction.  I work with infants, children, and adults, and use both behavioural and neuroimaging (EEG and fNIRS) techniques.

Select Publications:

Choi, D.*, Black, A.*, & Werker, J. F. (2018). Cascading and multi-sensory influences on speech perception development. Mind, Brain, & Education, 1-12. (*co-first authors) 

Black, A. K., & Bergmann, C. (2017). Quantifying infants’ statistical word segmentation: A Meta-Analysis. In G. Gunzelmann, A. Howes, T. Tenbrink, & E. Davelaar (Eds.), Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 124-129.

Gervain, J., Werker, J. F., Black, A., & Geffen, M. N. (2016). The neural correlates of processing scale-invariant environmental sounds at birth. NeuroImage133, 144-150.