Dr. Yue Sun

Main Research Areas

  • Interaction between speech perception and phonological structure
  • Speech segmentation and decoding
  • Role of neural oscillation in auditory cognition
  • Anatomical and functional correlates of multilingualism
  • Sensorimotor interaction in speech perception


Academic Education


Ph.D. in Cognitive Science, University Paris VI, Paris, France


Master in Cognitive Science, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France


Master in Neuroscience, University Paris VI, Paris, France


Bachelor in Biology, University Paris VI, Paris, France


Bachelor in Biology, University Paris VI, Paris, France



Seit 2016

Researcher at Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics


Internship at Unité de Neurosciences Information et Complexité, Gif-sur-Yvette, France





Meyer, L., Sun, Y., & Martin, A. E. (2020). “Entraining” to speech, generating language? Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 35(9), 1138-1148. doi:10.1080/23273798.2020.1827155.

Meyer, L., Sun, Y., & Martin, A. E. (2020). Synchronous, but not Entrained: Exogenous and Endogenous Cortical Rhythms of Speech and Language Processing. Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 35(9), 1089-1099. doi:10.1080/23273798.2019.1693050.

Teng X., Sun, Y. & Poeppel, D. (2018) Temporal Order Judgment Reveals Local-Global Auditory Processes, Acta Acustica united with Acustica

Fort, M., Brusini, P., Carbajal, J., Sun, Y. & Peperkamp, S. (2017). A novel form of perceptual attunement: Context-dependent perception of a native contrast in 14-month-old infants. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, 26, 45-51.

Sun, Y., & Peperkamp, S. (2016) The role of speech production in phonological decoding during visual word recognition: evidence from phonotactic repair. Language, Cognition & Neuroscience, 31, 391-403.

Sun, Y., Giavazzi, M., Adda-Decker, M., Barbosa, L.S., Kouider, S., Bachoud-Lévi, AC., Jacquemot, C., & Peperkamp, S. (2015). Complex linguistic rules modulate early auditory brain responses. Brain and Language.149, 55-65

Awards & Grants

Awards & Grants


Ph.D. scholarship Region Ile-de-France (DIM Cerveau & Pensé)



  • Bilingualism and the Size of Auditory Cortical Areas

    Bilingualism has become common. Infants' auditory cortex undergoes structural maturation during the first three years (Yakovlev & Lecours, 1967). They develop an auditory capacity to specifically recognize acoustic patterns used in their ...

  • Robustness of rhythmic perception in audition

    Acoustic rhythms are a fundamental feature in our acoustic environment, including in speech and music. Auditory perception could profit from entrainment of cortical neural oscillations to rhythmicity in the acoustic input, which aligns optimal ...

  • Speech computations and lexical storage

    The mental storage of lexical representations faces a major challenge, which is to reliably transfer these representations among different speakers via the noisy channel of speech communication (Shannon, 1948). It has been largely demonstrated ...