Integrative Neuroscience and Cognition Center - CNRS UMR 8002
CNRS, Université de Paris
45 Rue des Saints Pères
75270 Paris Cedex 06

Fax : +33 (0) 1 42 86 XX XX

Dr. Henny Yeung
(alumni since 2020)

Language and cognition

henney.yeung@-Code to remove to avoid
+33 1 42 86 22 29, room 605

Recent Publications


  • Hoareau M, Yeung H, Nazzi T. Parental speech input and early production predict infants’ use of statistical strategies for word segmentation. Developmental Science, 2019, 22 (4), pp.e12803.
  • Berdasco-Muñoz E, Nazzi T, Yeung H. Audiovisual processing in preterm infants. Developmental Psychology, 2019, 55(7), pp.1353-1361.
  • Streri A, Coulon M, Marie J, Yeung HH. Developmental change in infants’ detection of visual faces that match auditory vowels. Infancy, 2016, 21, pp.177-198. (PDF)
  • Imai M, Miyazaki M, Yeung HH, Hidaka S, Kantartzis K, Okada K, Kita S. Sound symbolism facilitates word learning in 14-month-olds. PLoS ONE, 2015, 10, pp.e0116494. (PDF)
  • Bhatara A, Yeung HH, Nazzi T. Foreign language learning in French speakers is associated with rhythm perception, but not with melody perception. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 2015, 41, pp.277-282. (PDF)
  • Guellaï B, Streri A, Yeung HH. The development of sensorimotor influences in the audiovisual speech domain: Some critical questions. Frontiers in Psychology, 2014, 5, pp.1-7. (PDF)
  • Yeung HH, Nazzi T. Object labeling influences infant phonetic learning and generalization. Cognition, 2014, 132, pp.151-163. (PDF)
  • Yeung HH, Chen LM, Werker JF. Referential labeling can facilitate phonetic learning in infancy. Child Development, 2014, 85, pp.1036-1049. (PDF)
  • Scott M, Yeung H H, Gick B, Werker J F. Inner speech captures the perception of external speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 2013, 133, pp.EL286-EL292. (PDF)
  • Yeung H H, Werker J F. Lip movements affect infant audiovisual speech perception. Psychological Science, 2013, 24, pp.603-612. (PDF)
  • Yeung H H, Chen K H, Werker J F. When does native language input reorganize phonetic perception? The precocious case of lexical tone. Journal of Memory and Language, 2013, 68, pp.123-139. (PDF)
  • Werker JF, Yeung HH, Yoshida KA. How do infants become experts at native-speech perception?. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 2012, 21, pp.221-226. (PDF)
  • Yeung HH, Werker JF. Learning words’ sounds before learning how words sound: 9-month-old infants use distinct objects as cues to categorize speech information. Cognition, 2009, 113, pp.234-243. (PDF)
  • Yeung H Henny, Werker Janet F. Learning words’ sounds before learning how words sound: 9-month-olds use distinct objects as cues to categorize speech information. Cognition, 2009, 113, pp.234-243.
  • Werker JF, Yeung HH. Infant speech perception bootstraps word learning. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 2005, 9, pp.519-527. (PDF)


  • Miyazaki M, Hidaka S, Imai M, Yeung H H, Kantartzis K, Okada H, , Sotaro K. The facilitatory role of sound symbolism in infant word learning. Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Knauff M, Pauen M, Sebanz N, ,Wachsmuth I - Cognitive Science Society, pp.3080-3085, 2013.
  • Yeung HH, Nazzi T. Ostensive and referential object labeling helps infants learn generalizable sound patterns. Proceedings of the 37th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, S. Baiz N Goldman, ,R. Hawkes - Cascadilla Press, pp.469-481, 2013. (PDF)
  • Navarra J, Yeung HH, Werker JF, , Soto-Faraco S. Multisensory interactions in speech perception. The New Handbook of Multisensory Processing, B. E. Stein - MIT Press, pp.435-452, 2012. (PDF)