ESR 3: Motor and vocal interpersonal coordination in infant-parent interactions – a longitudinal dense sampling study across contexts. Supervisors: dr Anna Anzulewicz (UniWaw), dr Przemysław Tomalski, dr Ewa Haman (UniWaw), site: UniWaw, Poland.

¡Hola! My name is Pamela, I’m an undergraduate in English Studies from the University of Oviedo (Spain) and a graduated in Cognitive Science from the University of Bochum (Germany). I have started my PhD in the SAPIENS network in February 2020.

I will conduct a longitudinal investigation about how infant-parent interactions affect the development of the brain in the baby. The study will take place in their own homes and it will start when the baby is four months old with regular visits until the age of 12 months. Babies and parents (or caregivers) will be monitored with wearables in order to track the movements and a head camera to register the gazing of both the baby and the parent. The camera will have an incorporated recording the sounds and words emitted for both the parent and the baby.

The goal of the project is to identify emergent patterns of motor, vision and vocal behaviour during parent-child interactions through the analysis of the data in combination with machine learning algorithms for the predictions.