Julien Mayor

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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 Oslo
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 Oslo

Academic interests

See the following page for a more exhaustive overview: Research agenda

  • Language Acquisition, in particular word learning

  • Infant Speech Perception

  • Cognitive Development, and its interaction with Language Learning

  • Computational modeling in Psychology

  • Bilingualism

Background

  • 2020 →               Full professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo

  • 2016-2020           Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo

  • 2014-2016           Associate Professor, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus

  • 2011-2014           “Ambizione” Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Geneva

  • 2010-2011           Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow, Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language

  • 2007-2010           Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Oxford

  • 2001-2005           PhD, Brain-Mind Institute, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Awards

2021 SPARK SOCIAL INNOVATION grant. BabyLex - The new generation of early language assessments. Role: Principal Investigator. Funding: NOK 400k.

2020 FRIPRO research grant from the Norwegian Research Council: BABYLEARN: The role of parental speech in infant language development: Insights from Norwegian language. Role. Co-Investigator (PI: Natalia Kartushina). Funding: NOK 8m.

2016 Malaysian Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation grant: eBaby language assessment: Development and application of an innovative mobile and tablet-based formal language assessment tool to detect language delay in young children. Role: Principal Investigator. Funding: RM 91k

2015 Malaysian Ministry of Education (FRGS) grant: Building an integrative model of early word learning via a dual approach; computational modeling and tablet-based experiments. Role: Principal Investigator. Funding: RM 91.2k

2015 Malaysian Ministry of Education (FRGS) grant: Developing an ecological model of early language intervention for autism within the cultural and multilingual contexts of Malaysia. Role: Co-Investigator (PI: Tze Peng Wang). Funding: RM 95.7k

2015 Awarded “Pump Priming” research grant: The Role of Mutual Exclusivity in Early Word Learning; a Tablet-based Experiment. Role: Principal Investigator. Funding: RM 10k

2014 NetWordS short visit grant from the European Science Foundation: Probing the impact of the infant lexicon on her speech perception with a dual approach: computational modelling and empirical study. Role: Principal Investigator

2011 ”Ambizione” fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation: A Neuro-computational Investigation of lexical development in Williams Syndrome Children. Role: Principal Investigator. Funding: CHF 423k.

Registered Reports in Stage 1

Kartushina & Mayor (accepted pending data collection). Coping with dialects from birth: Role of variability on infants’ early language development. Insights from Norwegian dialects. Developmental Science.

Soderstrom, ..., Kartushina, Mayor, ... (accepted pending data collection). Testing the Relationship Between Preferences for Infant-Directed Speech and Vocabulary Development: A Multi-Lab Study. Journal of Child Language.

Tags: Developmental psychology

Publications

  • Sia, Ming Yean & Mayor, Julien (2021). Improvements of Statistical Learning Skills Allow Older Children to Go Beyond Single-Hypothesis Testing When Learning Words. Journal of Child Language. ISSN 0305-0009. doi: 10.1017/S0305000921000532. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kartushina, Natalia; Rosslund, Audun & Mayor, Julien (2021). Toddlers raised in multi-dialectal families learn words better in accented speech than those raised in monodialectal families. Journal of Child Language. ISSN 0305-0009. doi: 10.1017/S0305000921000520. Full text in Research Archive
  • Chai, Jun Ho; Low, Hui Min; Wong, Tze Peng; Onnis, Luca & Mayor, Julien (2021). Extra-linguistic modulation of the English noun-bias: evidence from Malaysian bilingual infants and toddlers. Journal of Cultural Cognitive Science. ISSN 2520-100X. 5, p. 49–64. doi: 10.1007/s41809-021-00078-5. Full text in Research Archive
  • Lo, Chang Huan; Rosslund, Audun; Chai, Jun Ho; Mayor, Julien & Kartushina, Natalia (2021). Tablet assessment of word comprehension reveals coarse word representations in 18–⁠20‐month‐old toddlers. Infancy. ISSN 1525-0008. 26(4), p. 596–616. doi: 10.1111/infa.12401. Full text in Research Archive
  • Ackermann, Lena; Lo, Chang Huan; Mani, Nivedita & Mayor, Julien (2020). Word learning from a tablet app: Toddlers perform better in a passive context. PLOS ONE. ISSN 1932-6203. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0240519. Full text in Research Archive
  • Althaus, Nadja; Gliozzi, Valentina; Mayor, Julien & Plunkett, Kim (2020). Infant categorization as a dynamic process linked to memory. Royal Society Open Science. ISSN 2054-5703. 7(200328). doi: 10.1098/rsos.200328. Full text in Research Archive
  • Chai, Jun Ho; Lo, Chang Huan & Mayor, Julien (2020). A Bayesian-Inspired Item Response Theory–Based Framework to Produce Very Short Versions of MacArthur–Bates Communicative Development Inventories. Journal of Speech, Language and Hearing Research. ISSN 1092-4388. doi: 10.1044/2020_JSLHR-20-00361. Full text in Research Archive
  • Sia, Ming Yean & Mayor, Julien (2020). Syntactic cues help disambiguate objects referred to with count nouns: Illustration with Malay children . Child Development. ISSN 0009-3920. 92(1), p. 101–114. doi: 10.1111/cdev.13401. Full text in Research Archive
  • Frank, Michael; Alcock, Katherine; Arias-Trejo, Natalia; Ascherslegen, Gisa; Baldwin, Dare & Barbu, Stephanie [Show all 55 contributors for this article] (2020). Quantifying sources of variability in infancy research using the infant-directed speech preference. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science (AMPPS). ISSN 2515-2459. doi: 10.1177/2515245919900809.
  • Bobb, Susan; Von Holzen, Katie; Mayor, Julien; Mani, Nivedita & Carreiras, Manuel (2020). Co-activation of the L2 during L1 auditory processing: An ERP cross-modal priming study . Brain and Language. ISSN 0093-934X. 203. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2019.104739. Full text in Research Archive
  • Kartushina, Natalia & Mayor, Julien (2019). Word knowledge in six- to nine-month-old Norwegian infants? Not without additional frequency cues. Royal Society Open Science. ISSN 2054-5703. 6(9). doi: 10.1098/rsos.180711. Full text in Research Archive
  • Mayor, Julien & Mani, Nivedita (2018). A short version of the MacArthur–Bates Communicative Development Inventories with high validity. Behavior Research Methods. ISSN 1554-351X. 51, p. 1–2248. doi: 10.3758/s13428-018-1146-0. Full text in Research Archive
  • Mayor, Julien; Arias-Trejo, Natalia & Alva, Elda (2018). The Impact of Household Size on Lexical Typicality: An Early Link Between Language and Social Cognition? Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078. 9. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01445. Full text in Research Archive
  • Klinger, Joern; Mayor, Julien & Colin, Bannard (2016). Children’s faithfulness in imitating language use varies cross-culturally, contingent on prior experience. Child Development. ISSN 0009-3920. 87(3), p. 820–833. doi: 10.1111/cdev.12503.
  • Mayor, Julien & Plunkett, Kim (2014). Shared Understanding and Idiosyncratic Expression in Early Vocabularies. Developmental Science. ISSN 1363-755X. 17(3), p. 412–423. doi: 10.1111/desc.12130.
  • Mayor, Julien & Plunkett, Kim (2014). Infant Word Recognition: Insights from TRACE Simulations. Journal of Memory and Language. ISSN 0749-596X. 71(1), p. 89–123. doi: 10.1016/j.jml.2013.09.009.
  • Mayor, Julien & Plunkett, Kim (2011). A statistical estimate of infant and toddler vocabulary size from CDI analysis. Developmental Science. ISSN 1363-755X. 14(4), p. 769–785. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-7687.2010.01024.x.
  • Mayor, Julien (2010). Are Scientists Nearsighted Gamblers? The Misleading Nature of Impact Factors. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078. 1(215).
  • Mayor, Julien & Plunkett, Kim (2010). A neurocomputational account of taxonomic responding and fast mapping in early word learning. Psychological review. ISSN 0033-295X. 117(1).
  • Gliozzi, Valentina; Mayor, Julien; Hu, Jon-Fan & Plunkett, Kim (2009). Labels as features (not names) for infant categorization: A neurocomputational approach. Cognitive Science. ISSN 0364-0213. 33(4), p. 709–738.
  • Mayor, Julien & Gerstner, Wulfram (2005). Noise-enhanced computation in a model of a cortical column. NeuroReport. ISSN 0959-4965. 16(11), p. 1237–1240.
  • Mayor, Julien & Gerstner, Wulfram (2005). Signal buffering in random networks of spiking neurons: Microscopic versus macroscopic phenomena. Physical Review E. Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. ISSN 1539-3755. 72(5).
  • Mayor, Julien & Gerstner, Wulfram (2004). Transient information flow in a network of excitatory and inhibitory model neurons: Role of noise and signal autocorrelation. Journal of Physiology - Paris. ISSN 0928-4257. 98(4-6), p. 417–428.

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