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After graduating from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1993, I moved to the USA to carry out my PhD studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook (1997). I remained in America as a postdoctoral researcher at the Johns Hopkins University (1997-1999) and then at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles (1999-2000), before moving to the University of Bristol in 2001. I joined the University of York in 2012.
My background is in experimental psycholinguistics. I am particularly interested in the perceptual, cognitive, and physiological mechanisms underlying speech recognition. Although the populations I have investigated so far (normal-hearing adults, hearing-impaired adults, and infants) vary widely in their quantitative and qualitative exposure to the spoken language, a number of research questions apply to all of them: How are novel spoken words learned? What is the time-course of speech processing? How is speech segmentation carried out? How are words represented in the lexicon? How do we recognise speech in adverse conditions?
Dorina Strori, Sven Mattys, Huarda Valdes-Laribi, Shekeila Palmer