Rebecca Frost


I was awarded my PhD (Psychology) from Lancaster University (UK) in 2014. I completed my MSc (Cognitive Neuroscience) at the University of York (UK) in 2011, and my BSc (Psychology) at Lancaster University (UK) in 2010.

I have worked as a post-doctoral research scientist in the Language Development department since 2017. Prior to this post, I held a 3-year senior post-doctoral position at Lancaster University, where I worked as part of the ESRC Centre for Language and Communicative Development (LuCiD).

My research investigates the cognitive mechanisms that support language acquisition, and examines the development of such mechanisms in children, with a particular focus on statistical learning. My research seeks to further our understanding of both the way that learners draw on the distribution of information in the world around them during language learning, and the processes that shape their ability to do so. I am also interested in the way that language acquisition is supported by sleep.

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