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    Dr Victoria Leong

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    I am a developmental cognitive neuroscientist who is interested in the interpersonal neural dynamics of mother-infant interactions. Right now, I am studying the phenomenon of oscillatory coupling or synchronisation between mother and infant brains using dual-EEG (hyperscanning). Significant mother-infant neural synchronisation can be observed during the course of normal social interactions, and the degree of synchronisation appears to be modulated by social cues like eye contact. I am trying to determine whether brain-to-brain (b2b) synchronisation is merely a sensory epiphenomenon, or whether it is a potential neural mechanism for joint attention, which helps babies to learn from significant social partners.

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