Sonia Arenillas Alcón
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.
- Arenillas-Alcón S, Ribas-Prats T, Puertollano-Rodríguez M, Mondéjar-Segovia A, Gómez-Roig MD, Costa-Faidella J and Escera C Prenatal daily musical exposure is associated with enhanced neural representation of speech fundamental frequency: Evidence from neonatal frequency-following responses. DEVELOPMENTAL SCIENCE . 26(5): .
- Ribas-Prats T, Arenillas-Alcón S, Pérez-Cruz M, Costa-Faidella J, Gómez-Roig MD and Escera C Speech-Encoding Deficits in Neonates Born Large-for-Gestational Age as Revealed With the Envelope Frequency-Following Response. Ear and Hearing . 44(4): 829-841.
- Gorina N, Ribas-Prats T, Arenillas-Alcón S, Puertollano-Rodríguez M, Gómez-Roig MD and Escera C Neonatal Frequency-Following Responses: A Methodological Framework for Clinical Applications. Seminars in Hearing . 43(3): 162-176.
Benefits of listening to music during pregnancy on baby's brain capacity for language sound encoding
The study, led by Dr. Carles Escera · Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu, shows that when pregnant women sing to their baby or listen to music with speakers every day during gestation, babies are born with a better ability for neuronal encoding of language 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.