Claire Kabdebon, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow at Haskins Laboratories
Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Sorbonne Universités), Neurospin, Paris, France, cognitive neuroscience
My research focuses on the developmental origins of our uniquely human ability to decipher and use natural language. What sort of learning mechanisms and brain architecture allow infants to discover, with such ease and speed the meaning of words or the underlying syntax of their native language? To answer this question, I use two non-invasive brain imaging techniques: electroencephalography (EEG) and functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) with young infants. These techniques provide a direct window onto the dynamics and functional organization of the developing mind.
Kabdebon, C., Leroy, F., Simmonet, H., Perrot, M., Dubois, J., & Dehaene-Lambertz, G. (2014). Anatomical correlations of the international 10–20 sensor placement system in infants. Neuroimage, 99, 342-356.