My main research interest is in the development of functional specialisation in the brain and how this process is influenced by experience. I am using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), event-related potentials (ERPs) and near infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to investigate how the brain processes social stimuli (mainly faces, language and emotional vocalisations) in infancy, childhood and adulthood.
With Dr. Mairead MacSweeney and Professor Mark Johnson, I am planning a project investigating the neural representation of signed and spoken language in hearing infants with deaf signing mothers.
You can find links to my publications here.
Email: Evelyne Mercure
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