• March 4, 2013, 2:14 pm
    In the news!

    Read about Dr. Werker's recent publication on how 7-month-old bilingual babies learn about the different languages they hear!

    The Economist

    The Globe and Mail

  • January 19, 2013, 11:20 am
    Upcoming Talks by Dr. Werker

    April 2013:

    Mayor Paul Memorial Lecture at The Waisman Centre, Madison: The effects of experience on language development.

  • January 1, 2013, 2:30 pm
    Bilingual Babies

    Here is a really great post by Francois Grosjean (from the Université de Neuchatel) to welcome his first grand-child. Congratulations Francois!


  • November 12, 2012, 2:36 am
    Participate in a Study!

    We are always looking for children and their parent(s) to come to our centre at UBC to volunteer in our studies. To learn more about this and other studies at our Centre, please visit the Current Studies page!

  • October 9, 2012, 11:52 am
    Recent Findings!

    Dr. Werker's findings on 'critical periods' in language development, and how drugs for maternal depression can have an impact on these 'critical periods' were recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences!

    Read more about these findings on CNN, FoxNews, and Healthline, or at PNAS.


  • April 8, 2012, 11:32 am
    New Graduate Student

    The Infant Studies Centre warmly welcomes our new graduate student Kyle Danielson. Click here to check out his profile!

  • October 10, 2011, 10:02 am
    Media Coverage

    Read about Dr. Werker's recent work on early Bilingualism that has been featured in New York Times

New Publications

  • Gervain, J., Werker, J.F., & Geffen, M.N. (in press). Category-specific processing of scale-invariant sounds in infancy. PLOS ONE.
  • Kandhadai, P., Danielson, D.K., & Werker, J.F. (in press). Culture as a binder for bilingual acquisition. Trends in Neuroscience and Education. Request Publication Download via Email
  • May, L., & Werker, J.F. (in press). Can a Click be a Word?: Infants’ Learning of Non-Native Words. Infancy. doi: 10.1111/infa.12048 Request Publication Download via Email