Szilvia Linnert

Researcher (Alumni)


University of Manchester

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.   

LuCiD publications (2) by Szilvia Linnert

Sirri, l., Linnert, S., Reid, V., Parise, E. (2019). The effect of Infant Directed Speech on face processing in 4-month-old infants. oster presented at the Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development (BCCCD19), Budapest, Hungary.

Linnert, S., Parise, E., Toth, B., Kiraly, I., Reid, V. (2014). Alpha-band oscillations in infants related to memory processes. Poster presented at the BCCCD - Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, Hungary.

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