|Department||Department of Experimental Psychology|
|College||St Hugh's College|
My research looks at the interaction between language and cognition in infancy. I am specifically interested in categorisation and the impact of labels on category formation, but my work also extends to word recognition and word-referent identification. I use eye tracking to examine how infants' patterns of eye movements change as they learn. In addition I use computational models to investigate the mathematical / computational mechanisms underlying the type of cross-modal learning involved in word-object mappings.
Office: D130, Department of Experimental Psychology
Phone: +44 (0)1865 271 384
email: firstname dot lastname at psy dot ox dot ac dot uk
- Althaus, N. and Mareschal, D. (2012): Using saliency maps to separate competing processes in infant visual cognition. Child Development, 83(4), 1122-1128. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01766.x
- Mareschal, D., Westermann, G. and Althaus, N. (in press). In Search of the Developmental Mechanisms of Multi-sensory integration. In Bremner, A., Lewcowicz, D., and Spence, C. (Eds), Multisensory Development. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Althaus, N. and Mareschal, D. (2011). Early language as multimodal learning. In Davelaar, E. (Ed.), Proceedings of the 12th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop, World Scientific.
- Mareschal, D. and Althaus, N. (2009): Connectionism. In: Windhorst, U., Binder, M. and Hirokawa, N. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Neuroscience. Berlin: Springer.
Since June 2012: Winkler Career Development Fellow at St Hugh's College
Since 2010: Post Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
2009-2010: Post Doctoral Researcher at the Department of Psychology, Oxford Brookes University
2006-2010: PhD at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, Birkbeck, University of London (Supervisors: Denis Mareschal and Jennifer Aydelott)
2000-2006: MA (Linguistics, Psychology, Computer Science) at the University of Tuebingen, Germany
2005-2006: RA at the Mathematical Psychology Unit / MPI for Biological Cybernetics, Tuebingen, Germany
2003-2004: Visiting Student, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Toronto, Canada
2001-2006: RA at the Dept. of Linguistics / Theoretical Computational Linguistics, University of Tuebingen, Germany