Andrea Weber conducted the research for her PhD in the Comprehension Group of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen under the supervision of Anne Cutler and Natasha Warner. Her research was awarded in 2001 with the prestigious Otto-Hahn medal of the Max Planck Society. After receiving her PhD from the Radboud University, postdoctoral fellowships followed at the City University of New York and Saarland University. In 2007, Weber was granted the Max Planck W2 Minerva program which allowed her to lead an independent research group at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. In 2012, she took up a full-time professorship at Tübingen University. Weber’s research has focused primarily on how our experience with languages shapes our perception of spoken language. Specifically, how we learn the sounds and words of our languages, and how the store and access them when needed for language use.