A bit about Kirsty Dunn
Before joining the LuCiD team, I conducted my PhD at Lancaster University investigating the effects of social cues on 9 month old infants’ search performance alongside the development of infant social looking as a measure of their understanding. My postdoctoral work has focussed on the early understanding of social communication from before birth. Through a series of studies, I have been working with Professor Reid to develop ways in which we can investigate development in the techniques that we currently do postnatally, in babies that have not yet been born.
My Role in LuCiD
I was a research associate working on a number of projects investigating word learning and category understanding from 8-month-old babies to toddlers.
LuCiD publications (6) by Kirsty Dunn
Dunn, K., Frost, R., Monaghan, P. (2019). The effect of statistical frequency of multiple cues during infant cross-situational learning of word-referent mappings. Poster presented at the Interdisciplinary Advances in Statistical Learning conference. San Sebastian.
Cheung, R., Hartley, C., Dunn, K., Frost, R., Monaghan, P. (2019). The role of gesture in parent teaching and infant word learning. Talk presented at Lancaster Conference on Infant and Child Development (LCICD). Lancaster, UK.
Cheung, R., Hartley, C., Dunn, K., Frost, R., & Monaghan, P. (2019). Environmental effects on parental teaching and infant word learning. Talk presented at the WILD conference. Potsdam, Germany.
Dunn, K., Donovan, T., Reid, V. (2018). Using postnatal methodologies to index behavioural and physiological response to social stimuli in utero. ICIS Biennial Congress, Philadelphia, USA.
Reid, V., Dunn, K., Young, R., Donovan, T., Reissland, N. (2018). Exploring the utility of light based visual stimuli and experimental paradigms in the third trimester fetus. ICIS Biennial Congress, Philadelphia, USA.
Kaduk, K., Dunn,K., Reid, V. (2018). The trajectory of semantic representation: From encoding to consolidation - and interplay of N400 and alpha desynchronization. ICIS Biennial Congress Philadelphia, USA.