The Emergence of Communication Lab is a research lab at the University of California, Merced directed by Anne S. Warlaumont, an Assistant Professor of Cognitive and Information Sciences.

Our research asks two main questions: (1) How do speech vocalizations and other communicative signals emerge in typical and atypical early human development? and (2) How did human vocal signals evolve?

Methodologically, we rely primarily on computational modeling and naturalistic recording of human infant behavior.