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Dr. Anne van der Kant

Postdoctoral researcher


Campus Golm
Building 14, Room 3.11

Department Linguistik
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24-25
14476 Potsdam

Research interests:

  • Neurocognitive basis of language development
  • Infant and newborn fNIRS
  • Neural correlates of non-adjecent dependency learning


van der Kant AM, Männel C, Paul M, Friederici AD, Höhle B, Wartenburger I. (2018) Domain specificity of non-adjacent dependency learning in early human development, (in prep.)

Wilson B, SpieringsM, RavignaniA, MuellerJL, Mintz TH, Wijnen F, van der Kant AM, Smith K, Rey A. (2018) Non-adjacent dependency learning in humans and other animals, TopiCS in Cognitive Science, doi: 10.1111/tops.12381

van der Kant AM, Biro S, Levelt CC, Huijbregts S. (2018) Negative affect is related to reduced differential neural responses to social and non-social stimuli in 5-to-8-month-old infants: A functional near-infrared spectroscopy-study, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience30:23-30, doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2017.12.003.

van der Kant AM (2014) Inter-species comparative research in vocal learning: possibilities and limitations.Proceeding of the 9thInternational Conference on the Evolution of Language, pp 50-57 

Van Ruijssevelt L, De Groof G, Van der Kant A, Poirier C, Van Audekerke J, Verhoye M, et al.(2013) Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) with Auditory Stimulation in Songbirds. J. Vis. Exp.(76), e4369, doi:10.3791/4369.

Derégnaucourt S, Poirier C, Van der Kant AM, Van der Linden AM, Gahr M. (2013) Comparisons of different methods to train a young zebra finch (Taeniopygia guttata) to learn a song.Journal of Physiology-Paris107(3): 210–218. 

Van Ruijssevelt L, Van der Kant AM, De Groof G, Van der Linden AM (2013) Current state-of-the-art of auditory functional MRI (fMRI) on zebra finches: Technique and scientific achievements. Journal of Physiology-Paris107(3): 156–169. 

Van der Kant AM, Deregnaucourt S, Gahr M, Van der Linden AM, Poirier C. (2013) Representation of early sensory experience in the adult auditory midbrain: implications for vocal learning. PLoS ONE 8(4): e61764. 

Van der Kant AM, Vermeulen A, De Raeve L, Schreuder R (2010) Reading Comprehension of Flemish Deaf Children in Belgium: Sources of Variability in Reading Comprehension after Cochlear Implantation. Deafness and Education International 12(2):77-98