Mathilde Fort

Mathilde Fort
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Hi welcome to my profile! I am a post-doc fellow at the University Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona (Spain), working with Núria Sebastián-Gallés at the Center for Brain and Cognition. 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). My current main project investigates the interplay between audiovisual speech perception, the development of attention and early bilingualism 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. 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.


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)