Dr Victoria Leong

Victoria Leong

University position

Affiliated Lecturer (CAM) / AProf Psychology (NTU)

Departments

Department of Psychology

Institutes

Department of Psychology

Email

vvec2@cam.ac.uk

Home page

http://www.baby-linc.psychol.cam.ac.uk/

Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Developmental Neuroscience

Interests

I am a developmental cognitive neuroscientist who is interested in the interpersonal neural dynamics of mother-infant interactions. Right now, I am studying the phenomenon of oscillatory coupling or synchronisation between mother and infant brains using dual-EEG (hyperscanning). Significant mother-infant neural synchronisation can be observed during the course of normal social interactions, and the degree of synchronisation appears to be modulated by social cues like eye contact. I am trying to determine whether brain-to-brain (b2b) synchronisation is merely a sensory epiphenomenon, or whether it is a potential neural mechanism for joint attention, which helps babies to learn from significant social partners.

Research Focus

Keywords

neural synchronisation

joint attention

infancy

dual-EEG

development

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Neuropsychological testing

Collaborators

No collaborators listed

Associated News Items


Publications

2014

Leong V, Goswami U (2014), “Assessment of rhythmic entrainment at multiple timescales in dyslexia: Evidence for disruption to syllable timing.” Hear Res 308:141-61 Details

Leong V, Goswami U (2014), “Impaired extraction of speech rhythm from temporal modulation patterns in speech in developmental dyslexia.” Front Hum Neurosci 8:96 Details

in press

Leong V, Kalashnikova M, Burnham D, Goswami U (in press), “Infant-directed speech enhances temporal rhythmic structure in the envelope” Interspeech

2014

Leong V, Stone MA, Turner RE, Goswami U (2014), “A role for amplitude modulation phase relationships in speech rhythm perception.” J Acoust Soc Am 136(1):366 Details

2013

Goswami U, Mead N, Fosker T, Huss M, Barnes L, & Leong V (2013), “Impaired perception of syllable stress in children with dyslexia: A longitudinal study” Journal of Memory & Language 69:1-17

Goswami U. & Leong V (2013), “Speech rhythm and temporal structure: Converging perspectives?” Laboratory Phonology 4:67-92

Soltész F, Szűcs D, Leong V, White S, Goswami U (2013), “Differential entrainment of neuroelectric delta oscillations in developmental dyslexia.” PLoS One 8(10):e76608 Details

Thomson J, Leong V, Goswami U (2013), “Auditory processing interventions and developmental dyslexia: a comparison of phonemic and rhythmic approaches” Reading and Writing 26:139-161

2011

Leong V, Hamalainen J, Soltesz F, Goswami U (2011), “Rise time perception and detection of syllable stress in adults with developmental dyslexia.” Journal of Memory and Language 64: 59–73

2006

Ang RP, Neubronner M, Oh S & Leong V (2006), “Dimensionality of Rosenberg’s self-esteem scale among normal-technical stream students in Singapore” Current Psychology, 25(2):120-131