Language Acquisition, in particular word learning
Infant Speech Perception
Cognitive Development, and its interaction with Language Learning
Computational modeling in Psychology
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
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 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.
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.
- 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, s 104739 . doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2019.104739 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv. Vis sammendrag
- Frank, Michael; Alcock, Katherine; Arias-Trejo, Natalia; Ascherslegen, Gisa; Baldwin, Dare; Barbu, Stephanie; Bergelson, Elika; Bergmann, Christina; Kartushina, Natalia; Mayor, Julien; Trøan, Anna Stigum; Black, Alexis; Blything, Ryan; Böhland, Maximilian; Borovsky, Arielle; Byers-Heinlein, Krista; Cristia, Alejandrina; Durier, Virginie; Fennel, Christopher; Ferry, Alissa; Fikkert, Paula; Floccia, Caroline; Fritzsche, Tom; Gampe, Anja; Judith, Gervain; Gonzalez-Gomez, Nayeli; Havron, Naomi; Höhle, Barbara; Houston, Derek; Ishikawa, Mitsuhiko; Itakura, Shoji; Johnson, Scott; Junge, Caroline; Kellier, Danielle; Kline, Melissa; Kominsky, Jonathan; Lany, Jill; Levelt, Claartje; Lew-Williams, Casey; Liu, Liquan; Mani, Nivedita; Moriguchi, Yusuke; Nazzi, Thierry; Paulus, Markus; Polka, Linda; Saffran, Jenny; Sato, Ayumi; Schreiner, Melanie; Singh, Leher; Sundara, Megha; Twomey, Katherine; Von Holzen, Katie; Waxman, Sandra; Werker, Janet; Yurovsky, Daniel & Soderstrom, Melanie (2020). Quantifying sources of variability in infancy research using the infant-directed speech preference [Warning: non-exhaustive list of authors!]. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science (AMPPS). ISSN 2515-2467. Vis sammendrag
- 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.
- 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 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
- 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 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv. Vis sammendrag
- 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, s 1- 2248 . doi: 10.3758/s13428-018-1146-0 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv. Vis sammendrag
- 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