Louise Goupil is a post-doctoral researcher in Ircam. She was trained in cognitive sciences. During her PhD at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris), she investigated the development of self-reflective mechanisms and help-seeking communication in preverbal infants. Her current research interest is to try and understand how sounds convey emotions, attitudes and intentions, and allow us to communicate beyond language, and to learn and cooperate in social contexts. She relies on psychophysics and neuroimaging techniques, combined with sound synthesis and analysis tools, to study the socio-cognitive and metacognitive mechanisms involved in non-verbal (sound) communication, and their development during childhood.
She is also interested in understanding how sonic behaviors foster joint action and social learning in human adults and young children, how communication emerges, and the extent to which metacognition (reading oneself) maps onto mindreading (reading others).