Kristine H. Onishi

Associate Professor

Stewart Biological Sciences Building
Room N8/16, 514-398-1725
kris.onishi at

Research Areas


Research Summary

Cognitive development and language acquisition in infants and adults; learning about sound structures; infants understanding of others' actions.

Selected References

Chambers, K. E., Onishi, K. H., & Fisher, C. (2010). A vowel is a vowel: Generalizing newly-learned phonotactic constraints to new contexts. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Seidl, A., Cristia.A., Bernard, A., & Onishi, K. H. (2009). Allophonic and phonemic contrasts in infants' learning of sound patterns.  Language Learning and Development, 5, 191-202.

Onishi, K. H., Baillargeon, R., & Leslie, A. M. (2007). 15-month-old infants detect violations in pretend scenarios. Acta Psychologica, 124(1), 106-128.

Onishi, K. H., & Baillargeon, R. (2005). Do 15-month-old infants understand false beliefs? Science, 308, 255-258.

Updated: May 1, 2011
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