I am a postdoctoral researcher at IRCN BabyLab, Tokyo University, led by Prof. Sho Tsuji. I am mainly working on the JEWEL Project, which investigates cross-linguistic and cross-cultural differences in early language development. The current focus is social contingency. Stay tuned for our most recent updates!

I earned my doctoral degree in cognitive science from the department of Cognitive, Linguistic and Psychological Sciences (CLPS), Brown University, under the supervision of Prof. James Morgan. My dissertation work was on homophony: why some languages (like Japanese) have more words like night and knight, and how native speakers cope with those differences.

I am broadly interested in spoken word processing and word learning. I love cross-linguistic studies because the great diversity shown across languages and cultures in phonology, lexicon and word processing/learning has never failed to fascinate me.

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