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Dr Emmanuel Biau PhD

Research Fellow - Lecturer Psychology


    Personal Statement

    In 2009, I graduated a Master in Biology focusing on Neuroscience at Pierre and Marie Curie University (Paris). In 2015, I obtained a PhD in Biomedicine at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona) under the supervision of Salvador Soto-Faraco. During my PhD, I investigated the role of speaker's hand gestures on speech perception and audio-visual integration. In 2016, I moved to Maastricht University to hold a postdoc position as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow under the supervision of Sonja Kotz. My project addressed how listeners naturally map rhythmic visual and auditory prosodies during speech perception. Later in 2018, I joined Simon Hanslmayr's team at the University of Birmingham (UK) after being awarded a Sir Henry Wellcome postdoctoral fellowship to study the role of audio-visual synchrony on theta rhythms during speech perception and memory. In July 2021, I joined the University of Liverpool to establish as an independent researcher.