Dawoon (Sheri) Choi

Dawoon (Sheri) Choi

Postdoctoral researcher

University of British Columbia

My work investigates how infants acquire speech and language from a developmental cognitive neuroscience perspective. I study aspects of speech perception in preverbal infants, including statistical learning and multisensory speech perception, using behavioural (eye-tracking) and neuroimaging (EEG). I’m also interested in linking infants’ patterns of brain activity to their behavioural responses to gain further insights into the mechanism underlying the cognitive and perceptual abilities of infants.


  • Speech perception-production
  • Language acquisition


  • Ph.D. in Psychology & Quantitative methods, 2020

    University of British Columbia

  • M.Sc. in Cognitive Neuroscience, 2015

    CiMeC (Center for Mind and Brain), University of Trento

  • B.A.Sc. combined honours Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour, 2013

    McMaster University


Preverbal infants discover statistical word patterns at similar rates as adults: evidence from neural entrainment

The discovery of words in continuous speech is one of the first challenges faced by infants during language acquisition. This process …

Sensorimotor influences on speech perception in pre-babbling infants: Replication and extension of Bruderer et al. (2015)

The relationship between speech perception and production is central to understanding language processing, yet remains under debate, …

Cascading and Multisensory Influences on Speech Perception Development

Over the first weeks and months following birth, infants’ initial, broad-based perceptual sensitivities become honed to the …