Martina is a PhD student with a passion for neurolinguistics and first language acquisition.
She received the Dean’s award at Masaryk University for her thesis on early speech processing (MMN) in adult Czech and Russian speakers. She is currently working on her post-graduate dissertation on the effects of prenatal language exposure in newborns of mothers who use Czech, Russian, or Czech Sign Language as their first language. With colleagues from the Max-Planck Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences, they unravel the mechanisms that influence MMR polarity in infants. Climbing, Thai boxing, and experimenting with cooking and dressing are some of her favorite activities.