Sonia Arenillas Alcón

Sonia Arenillas Alcón

Investigador pre-doc

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Cognitive neuroscience

The researcher Sonia Arenillas-Alcón graduated in Psychology in 2016 from the University of Seville, and later obtained the Master's Degree in Neuropsychology from the University of Salamanca in 2017.

Between 2017 and 2018 she worked as a research technician at the Laboratory of Animal Behavior and Neuroscience (LAB & N) of the University of Seville, and currently works as a specialized technician for the University of Barcelona (Brainlab) and the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu, where through the electroencephalogram (EEG) record, she studies the cerebral mechanisms responsible for auditory perception and speech processing in newborns.

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  • Can a newborn’s brain discriminate speech sounds?

    A study by the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu shows newborns do not fully distinguish different vocal sounds. Researchers created a new methodology to record the neural encoding for these sounds, published in the Nature's open-access journal Scientific Reports.

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