The Emergence of Communication Lab is a research lab in the University of California, Los Angeles Department of Communication and the University of California, Merced Cognitive and Information Sciences Unit, directed by Anne S. Warlaumont.

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.