Matt Hilton

Matt Hilton


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I’m based in the developmental psychology department at Potsdam University, and I’m currently working on the P2 project. This project examines the mechanisms underlying children’s chunking of information streams. While we know that children can use prosodic cues to chunk heard speech into smaller units to aid comprehension, we do not know if these processes are specific to language processing. We therefore want to examine children’s chunking of  actions, and the boundary cues that they may use to do this. In doing so, we hope to better understand the role that  chunking plays in children‘ development and learning. I’m interested in the interplay between language, motor and social development, and am therefore excited to work on a project that aims to put this interplay under the microscope.

Advisors:

Prof. Dr. Birgit Elsner (Universityof Potsdam, Germany)

Prof. Dr. Isabell Wartenburger (University of Potsdam, Germany)