My interests are focused on the cognitive mechanisms and factors involved in language acquisition. My research explores different aspects of speech perception from birth to the production of the first words. I am interested in exploring the role of experience as well as the perceptual reorganization observed during the first year of life. My current research examines infant’s ability to perceive the relationship between the auditory and visual speech, as well as the mechanisms involved in these processes.
· Pons, F., Bosch, L., & Lewkowicz, D. J. (2015). Bilingualism Modulates Infants’ Selective Attention to the Mouth of a Talking Face. Psychological Science, 26, 490-498.
· Pons, F., Andreu, L., Sanz-Torrent, M., Buil-Legaz, L., & Lewkowicz, D. J. (2013). Perception of audio-visual speech synchrony in Spanish speaking children with and without specific language impairment. Journal of Child Language, 40(3), 687-700.
· Pons, F., Albareda-Castellot, B., & Sebastián-Gallés, N. (2012). The interplay between input and initial biases: Asymmetries in vowel perception during the first year of life. Child Development, 83(3), 965-976.
· Pons, F., & Toro, J. M. (2010). Structural generalizations over consonants and vowels in 11-month-old infants. Cognition, 116(3), 361-367.
· Pons, F., Lewkowicz, D. J., Soto-Faraco, S., & Sebastián-Gallés, N. (2009). Narrowing of intersensory speech perception in infancy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(26), 10598-10602.