Efthymia Kapnoula


Staff Scientist - Ikerbasque Research Fellow 2021-2026

Keywords: spoken language processing, mental lexicon, word learning, spoken and visual word recognition, speech perception, phoneme categorization, non-native phonetic training, prediction.

Dr. Efthymia Kapnoula is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the BCBL. She holds a BA in Psychology and a MSc in Cognitive Science from the University of Athens. She received her PhD in Psychology from the University of Iowa in 2016 and then joined the BCBL to work with Dr. Arthur Samuel.

Her research examines the mechanisms that underlie speech perception, spoken language comprehension, and word learning. Dr. Kapnoula's work has been formally acknowledged by her previous institution (D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize for best dissertation in Social Sciences, University of Iowa), but also more broadly in the field of cognitive psychology (ESCoP Early Career Publication Award, European Society for Cognitive Psychology).

In 2017 Dr. Kapnoula received a Juan de la Cierva-Formación Fellowship (Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry & Competitiveness), in 2018 she was awarded a Marie Sklodowska-Currie Fellowship (European Commission), and in 2020 she was selected for an Ikerbasque Research Fellowship (Basque Foundation of Science).

Research group: Spoken Language


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