Mathilde Fort

Mathilde Fort
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Hi! I am a post-doc at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (Spain), working with Núria Sebastián-Gallés at the Center for Brain and Cognition. In this project, I investigate  attention early bilingualism and audiovisual speech percption in infancy.

I first obtained in 2011 my PhD from the U. of Grenoble (France),, where I carried out my research at the Laboratoire de Psychologie et NeuroCognition with Sonia Kandel and Elsa Spinelli in collaboration the Gipsa-lab (Christophe Savariaux  and Lionel Granjon). I mainly focused on how visual speech (that is, seeing the speaker’ s oro-facial gestures) contributes to the process of word recognition. I studied this question in normal-hearing adults and children with and without SLI, using priming and phoneme monitoring procedures.

Before arriving at the UPF, I did a first post-doc at the Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycholinguistique, at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, working with Sharon Peperkamp. In this project I investigate first language acquisition using behavioral (e.g., Eye-Tracking) and electrophysiological (i.e., EEG) measures. In particular, I am interested in understanding how infants process speech sounds structure, memorize their first words and integrate speech information coming from different modalities (e.g., auditory and visual speech).

I received in September 2015 the 8th Christian Benoit Award  for my research in bilingual infants at University Pompeu Fabra (Catalunya, Spain).


Non Minimal-Pair labeling induces a single category formation in 10-month-old bilingual infants, Nacar, Loreto, Fort Mathilde, and Sebastian-Galles Nuria , BCCCD15 Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development 8-10 January 2015, Budapest (Hungary), (2015), 01/2015, Budapest, (2015) Abstract
Message vs. messenger effects on cross-modal matching for spoken phrases, Best, Catherine, Mulak Karen, Kroos Christian, Halovic Shaun, Fort Mathilde, and Kitamura Christine , FAAVSP 2015 - 1st Joint Conference on Facial Analysis, Animation and Audio-Visual Speech Processing (FAAVSP), (2015)
Looking for the bouba-kiki effect in prelexical infants, Fort, Mathilde, Weiss Alexa, Martin Alexander, and Peperkamp Sharon , 12th International Conference on Auditory-Visual Speech Processing, Annecy, France, p.71-76, (2013)