About Alex de Carvalho

About Me

I received my PhD in Cognitive Sciences from the Ecole normale supérieure, PSL University in 2017, where I worked with Dr. Anne Christophe at the Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique.  After my PhD, I worked as postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania with Prof. John Trueswell. Currently, I am an Associate Professor of Psychology at the Université Paris Descartes and I develop my research at the Laboratoire de Psychologie du Développement et de l'Éducation de l'enfant (LaPsyDÉ - UMR CNRS 8240)

My research explores many facets of language development, comprehension, production and representation and their relationship with other aspects of cognitive development. More precisely, I study the mechanisms that young children use to acquire the syntax of their native language, how they detect and solve ambiguities during language processing, and how they learn the meaning of words. Most of my research uses temporally sensitive methods like eye-tracking to study young children. But I also use EEG and other simple behavioral methods to evaluate children’s language comprehension and production.

The studies that I conduct are made possible by the generous participation of parents and children. If you might be interested in participating in one of our studies, please click here to find out how.





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