Julien Mayor

Associate Professor - Department of Psychology
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Phone +47-22845149
Room V04-15
Available hours By agreement
Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

  • Language Acquisition, in particular word learning

  • Infant Speech Perception

  • Cognitive Development, and its interaction with Language Learning

  • Computational modeling in Psychology

  • Bilingualism


  • 2016 →                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


2016 Awarded research grant from Malaysian Ministry of Science Technology and Innovation: 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 Awarded research grant from Malaysian Ministry of Education (FRGS): 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 Awarded research grant from Malaysian Ministry of Education (FRGS): Developing an ecological model of early language intervention for autism within the cultural and multilingual contexts of Malaysia. Role: Co-Investigator. 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 Awarded 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 Awarded ”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.

Tags: Developmental psychology


  • 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
  • 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, s 1445 . doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01445 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Mayor, Julien & Mani, Nivedita (2018). A short version of the MacArthur–Bates Communicative Development Inventories with high validity. Behavior Research Methods.  ISSN 1554-351X.  s 1- 8 . doi: 10.3758/s13428-018-1146-0 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), s 820- 833
  • Mayor, Julien & Plunkett, Kim (2014). Infant Word Recognition: Insights from TRACE Simulations. Journal of Memory and Language.  ISSN 0749-596X.  71(1), s 89- 123
  • Mayor, Julien & Plunkett, Kim (2014). Shared Understanding and Idiosyncratic Expression in Early Vocabularies. Developmental Science.  ISSN 1363-755X.  17(3), s 412- 423
  • Mayor, Julien & Plunkett, Kim (2011). A statistical estimate of infant and toddler vocabulary size from CDI analysis. Developmental Science.  ISSN 1363-755X.  14(4), s 769- 785
  • 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), s 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), s 709- 738
  • Mayor, Julien & Gerstner, Wulfram (2005). Noise-enhanced computation in a model of a cortical column. NeuroReport.  ISSN 0959-4965.  16(11), s 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), s 417- 428

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  • Mayor, Julien; Gomez, Pablo; Chang, Franklin & Lupyan, Gary (2014). Connectionism coming of age: legacy and future challenges. Frontiers in Psychology.  ISSN 1664-1078.  5(187)

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