Laboratoire Psychologie de la Perception - UMR 8242
Uni­ver­sité Paris Descartes
45 Rue des Saints Pères
75270 Paris Cedex 06


Research Scientist
Speech perception group

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+33 (0) 1 42 86 22 29, room 605

Scientific interests : speech perception and word-learning in infancy, the relation between speech perception & production, multisensory processing (audio + visual + tactile), newborn research methods


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


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