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.  I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, working with Prof. John Trueswell.

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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