Neurolinguistics and aphasia

Neurolinguistics and aphasia

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The Neurolinguistics and Aphasia group focuses on the study of language comprehension, production and learning across a wide spectrum of populations from adult monolingual and bilingual speakers to language-impaired brain-damaged patients.

By using a variety of experimental methods (electrophysiology, eye tracking and behavioral paradigms), we investigate how basic syntactic structures and relations are built online, track their time course and electrophysiological correlates, and determine how these change at different stages of L2 learning or in the presence of language impairment.

Moreover, we develop standardized aphasia assessment tools that enable us to study how the breakdown of these core mechanisms can be reliably detected and treated in patients with brain damage.

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Publications

2022

Biondo, N., Soilemezidi, M., & Mancini, S. (2022). Yesterday Is History, Tomorrow Is a Mystery: An Eye-Tracking Investigation of the Processing of Past and Future Time Reference During Sentence Reading. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 48(7), 1001-1018. Doi:10.1037/xlm0001053
Ertl, M.M., Trapp, S.K., Alzueta, E., Baker, F.C., Perrin, P.B., Caffarra, S., Yüksel, D., Ramos-Usuga, D., & Arango-Lasprilla, J.C. (2022). Trauma-Related Distress During the COVID-19 Pandemic In 59 Countries. Counseling Psychologist, 50(3), 306-334. Doi:10.1177/00110000211068112
Ristic, B., Mancini, S., Molinaro, N., & Staub, A. (2022). Maintenance Cost in the Processing of Subject–Verb Dependencies. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognition, 48(6), 829-838. Doi:10.1037/xlm0000863

2021

Alzueta, E., Perrin, P., Baker, F.C., Caffarra, S., Ramos-Usuga, D., Yuksel, D., & Arango-Lasprilla, J.C. (2021). How the COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives: A study of psychological correlates across 59 countries. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 77(3), 556-570. Doi:10.1002/jclp.23082

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