Lidya Yurdum

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Research Assistant, Haskins Laboratories


MSc Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 2022   

Major in Brain and Cognition, Minor in Psychological Methods

BA Psychology, Boğaziçi University, 2019

Research Overview

My research interests lie in the intersection of culture and communication. I study the cross-cultural communication of human song, emotions, and facial expressions

Grant Support

NIH (DP5-OD024566), “Psychological functions of music in infancy”, S. Mehr, PI


Recent Publications

Bainbridge, C. M., Bertolo, M., Youngers, J., Atwood, S., Yurdum, L., Simson, J., … & Mehr, S. A. (2021). Infants relax in response to unfamiliar foreign lullabies. Nature Human Behaviour, 5(2), 256-264.
Yurdum, L., Singh, M., Glowacki, L., Vardy, T., Atkinson, Q., Hilton, C. B., … & Mehr, S. (2022). Cultural invariance in musical communication. In Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society (Vol. 44, No. 44).