A bit about Szilvia Linnert
I studied Psychology and Biology at the University of Szeged, Hungary. I started to work with EEG during my psychology master studies. After graduating, I worked as manager of the infant EEG lab at Eotvos Lorand University (Budapest, Hungary) and as a lab assistant at the CEU Babylab (Central European University, Budapest, Hungary) mainly using EEG to test adult and infant participants.
I completed my PhD at Lancaster University. My research was about the role of top-down and bottom up factors that contribute to EEG differences in category processing. More specifically, I was interested how physical image properties, higher-level category differences and top-down expectations are reflected in the visual event-related potentials (ERPs). The aim of my thesis was to investigate animate-inanimate categorization processes by analysing visual ERPs.
My role in LuCiD
I joined LuCiD in October 2017 and since then I have contributed to different projects. I am working on curiosity-based learning in infants with Prof Gert Westermann. In this project, we are trying to identify an EEG signature for curiosity-based processes. I am also involved in studies with Prof Vincent Reid, Dr Eugenio Parise and Dr Louah Sirri, investigating how non-verbal communicative cues affect language processing in preverbal infants.