New visiting student: Ertuğrul Uysal

Tue, 17/07/2012

 

Once again, we have the pleasure to introduce a new visiting student. Ertuğrul Uysal will be doing a three-month stage in our laboratory.

Ertuğrul is a Master student in the Cognitive Neuroscience program at the University of Trento, in Italy. He got his undergraduate degree from Fatih University, Turkey in Molecular Biology and Genetics in 2011.

His research interests are focused on two main questions: how does attention work and how do we perceive language. He is participating in an ongoing psychophysics research project on unconscious attention and exogenous cues with Peter U. Tse at University of Trento.

He is visiting our lab in order to collaborate on a project related to the developmental differences in language acquisition between monolingual and bilingual infants. In particular he will examine the discrimination of native versus non-native sounds in 6 to 8 month-old bilingual and monolingual infants.