We welcome Anna Petrova who joins the team as a PDRA on the CAASD project, investigating neural processing of music and language in autism. She received a Master’s degree in clinical psychology and neuroscience from Moscow State University (Russia), and a PhD in psychological science from the University of Padua (Italy) in collaboration with Rice University (Houston, USA). She also received a diploma in classical piano from the Moscow college of improvised music. She worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Hong Kong, went on to do a research project at the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology of University of Glasgow supported by a Glasgow/HKU fellowship, and then worked at the Institute for Cognitive Neuroscience, HSE, Moscow. Her primary research interests are psycholinguistics, embodied cognition, and the cognitive and neural architecture of bilingualism and multilingualism.