Stefanie Peykarjou

   PhD Student


University of Louvain (UCL)
Institute of research in Psychology (IPSY)  
Institute of Neuroscience (IoNS)
10, Place du Cardinal Mercier
1348 Louvain-La-Neuve \ Belgium

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Research Interests    

How and what do babies think when they observe the complex world that surrounds them? I am interested in how infants and young children perceive faces categorically (e.g., belonging to a certain species or race) and as individual faces. How does experience influence their perception and categorization of faces or other social stimuli? To explore these questions, I employ ERPs and SSVEPs as well as behavioral paradigms.

In another line of research, I am looking at the influence of ostensive cues on attentional processes and categorization. I want to understand how an ostensive cue such as infant-directed speech impacts the processing of visual stimuli.

My PhD is completed in Cotutelle between UCL (promoter: Bruno Rossion) and Heidelberg University (promoter: Sabina Pauen; Germany).


Publications: Other

Peykarjou, S., Pauen, S., & Hoehl, S. (under review). How do 9-month-old infants categorize human and ape faces? A rapid repetition ERP study. 

Peykarjou, S. & Hoehl, S. (2013). Three-month-olds’ brain responses to upright and inverted faces and cars. Developmental Neuropsychology, 38(4), 272-280.

Peykarjou, S., Westerlund, A., Macchi Cassia, V., Kuefner, D., & Nelson, C. A. (accepted). The neural correlates of processing newborn and adult faces in 3-year-old children. Developmental Science.

Eickhorst, A. & Peykarjou, S. (2012). Väter in den Frühen Hilfen – Erfahrungen, Chancen und Herausforderungen. Frühe Kindheit, 2012(1).

Eickhorst, A. & Peykarjou, S. (2012). Väter in den Frühen Hilfen – Herausforderungen und Chancen. Info_Dienst für Gesundheitsförderung, 12(1).

Hoehl, S. & Peykarjou, S. (2012). The early development of face-processing – What makes faces special? Neuroscience Bulletin, 28(6), 765-788.