Julien Mayor

Professor - Psykologisk institutt
Bilde av Julien Mayor
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Besøksadresse Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postadresse Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Faglige interesser

  • Language Acquisition, in particular word learning

  • Infant Speech Perception

  • Cognitive Development, and its interaction with Language Learning

  • Computational modeling in Psychology

  • Bilingualism


  • 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.

Emneord: Utviklingspsykologi, Avdeling for helse- utviklings- og personlighetspsykologi


  • 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, s 49- 64 . doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/s41809-021-00078-5 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • 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), s 596- 616 . doi: 10.1111/infa.12401 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • 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: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0240519 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • 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: https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.200328 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • 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
  • 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 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv.
  • 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. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science (AMPPS).  ISSN 2515-2459. . doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/2515245919900809 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.  92(1), s 101- 114 . doi: doi.org/10.1111/cdev.13401 Fulltekst i vitenarkiv. Vis sammendrag
  • 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 . doi: 10.1111/cdev.12503
  • 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 . doi: 10.1016/j.jml.2013.09.009
  • Mayor, Julien & Plunkett, Kim (2014). Shared Understanding and Idiosyncratic Expression in Early Vocabularies. Developmental Science.  ISSN 1363-755X.  17(3), s 412- 423 . doi: 10.1111/desc.12130
  • 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 . 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), 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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Publisert 22. aug. 2016 13:48 - Sist endret 6. apr. 2020 10:57