Assistant Professor, Psychology; Director, Baby Learning Lab
University of British Columbia
Dr. Emberson’s research is in the areas of learning, perception (audition, vision, crossmodal or multisensory), language development, face/object perception, and attention. Emberson investigates these capacities in young infants using behavioral and neuroimaging techniques (e.g., fNIRS: functional near-infrared spectroscopy). Dr. Emberson works primarily with very young infants (from birth through 1 year) and investigates preterm/premature infants who are at-risk for developmental delays. An overarching goal of Dr. Emberson’s research is to understand the incredible learning capacities of the infant brain, and how these learning abilities contribute to an infant’s rapid development of perception (vision, audition, crossmodal perception).