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International Symposium of Psycholinguistics - PROGRAMME

Tuesday, May 30th 2023





Pre-Conference Science Divulgation Talk (in Spanish)

Ponente: Esti Blanco-Elorrieta (Harvard University / New York University)

Título: De ondas de sonido a significado: como entiende nuestro cerebro los idiomas? 

Resumen: Cuando hablamos creamos ondas de sonido que nuestro cerebro decodifica para entender que los sonidos /p/ /e/ /r/ /r/ /o/ se refirieren a un animal mamifero. Cómo se desarrolla este proceso? Y qué ocurre cuando alguien es bilingüe? En esta charla responderé a estas preguntas y explicaré como procesan los humanos el lenguaje.

Lugar: Salón de Actos del Centro de Investigación Micaela Portilla

IMPORTANTE: Entrada libre hasta completar aforo. Si planea asistir, por favor, añada su nombre en el siguiente formulario:

18:00 On site registration and material delivery (Faculty of Arts, Aula Magna)
Informal gathering in the city center 

We will be at Falerina Taberna. If you want to have a drink and meet us (informally) come and join us! 

This is not included in the registration fees

Wednesday, May31st 2023

Time      Description
8:30 Registration and material delivery

Welcoming (available VIDEO)

9:00       Talk session 1

9:00 - Talk 1.1 (available VIDEO)
Cross-writing system variations influence the course of orthographic acquisition: An eye-tracking study on bilinguals with different L1 background

  • Yang Fu (Instituto Universitario de Neurociencias (IUNE))
  • Beatriz Bermúdez-Margaretto (University of Salamanca)
  • Damian Enrique Jan Cordón (Instituto Universitario de Neurociencias (IUNE))
  • Alberto Domínguez (Instituto Universitario de Neurociencias (IUNE))

9:20 - Talk 1.2 (available VIDEO)
Exploring the automaticity of reading processes: Task demands modulation of behavioral and electrophysiological responses

  • Ana Belén García-Gámez (University of Granada,  CIMCYC) 
  • João Correia (University of Algarve, CINTESIS)
  • Pedro Macizo (University of Granada, CIMCYC)
  • Alexandra Reis (University of Algarve, CINTESIS)
  • Luís Miguel Faísca (University of Algarve, CINTESIS)

9:40 - Talk 1.3 (available VIDEO)
The role of L2 proficiency and proactive control in new grammar learning

  • Marta Rivera (University of Granada (UGR))
  • Daniela Paolieri (University of Granada (UGR))
  • Judith F. Kroll (University of California) 
  • Teresa Bajo (University of Granada (UGR))

10:00 - Talk 1.4 (available VIDEO)
The reproducibility of infant fNIRS studies: a meta-analytic approach

  • Jessica Gemignani (University of Padova)
  • Irene de la Cruz-Pavía (University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU))
  • Anna Martinez (University of Padova)
  • Caroline Nallet (University of Padova)
  • Alessia Pasquini; Gaia Lucarini; Francesca Cavicchiolo;
  • Judit Gervain (University of Padova)
10:20 Coffee-break 1
10:40 Poster session 1
11:40 Talk session 2


11:40 - Talk 2.1 (available VIDEO)
The role of individual differences in emotional word processing: insights from a Spanish lexical decision mega-study

  • Juan Haro (Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV))
  • José Antonio Hinojosa (Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM))
  • Pilar Ferré (Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV))

12:00 - Talk 2.2 (available VIDEO)
Fixation Related Potentials in visual search for words

  • Barber, H. A. (Universidad de La Laguna)
  • Dampuré J. (Université catholique de l’Ouest)

12:20 - Talk 2.3 (available VIDEO)
Cognateness, frequency, and vocabulary size: an interactive account of bilingual lexical acquisition

  • Gonzalo Garcia-Castro (Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF))
  • Daniela S. Avila-Varela (Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF))
  • Ignacio Castillejo (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM))
  • Núria Sebastian-Galles (Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF))

12:40 - Talk 2.4 (available VIDEO)
Interactivity of newly acquired emotional words in the mental lexicon

  • Beatriz Bermúdez-Margaretto (University of Salamanca)
  • Sara Montes (University of Salamanca)
  • David Beltrán (UNED)
13:00 Lunch time 1

Plenary speaker 1

BALTHASAR BICKEL (Universität Zurich)

The Agent Preference in Comprehension and Production

(available VIDEO)

16:00    Talk Session 3



16:00 - Talk 3.1 (available VIDEO)
Non-linguistic sensitivity to context mediates predictability effects in sentence reading: An eye-movement study

  • Spyridoula Cheimariou (University of Alabama)

16:20 - Talk 3.2 (available VIDEO)
An ERP study on the processing of gender features in Italian toddlers

  • Giulia Mornati (BCBL. Basque Center on Cognition)
  • Perrine Brusini (University of Liverpool)
  • Laura Cordolcini (Scientific Institute, IRCCS)
  • Maria Teresa (Guasti University of Milano)
  • Chiara Cantiani (Scientific Institute, IRCCS)

16:40 - Talk 3.3 (available VIDEO)
Different metaphorical construals of time affect valence estimations of temporal events

  • Javier Valenzuela (University of Murcia)
  • Maria del Rosario Illan Castillo (University of Murcia)

17:00 - Talk 3.4 (available VIDEO)
Does linguistic identity influence social attention? It depends on the perceived ‘status’ of the language

  • Anna Lorenzoni (University of Padova)
  • Giulia Calignano (University of Padova)
  • Mario Dalmaso (University of Padova)
  • Eduardo Navarrete (University of Padova)
17:20 Coffee-break 2
17:40 Talk Session 4



17:40 - Talk 4.1 (available VIDEO)
Exploring the nature of the gender-congruency effect

  • Alba Casado (University of Granada)
  • Ana R. Sa-Leite (University of Santiago de Compostela)
  • Vania de la Garza (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
  • Francesca Pesciarelli (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy)
  • Daniela Paolieri (University of Granada)

18:00 - Talk 4.2
Second language acquisition of telicity in L2 English by Slovak and Spanish speakers

  • Zuzana Nadova (University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU)
  • María del Pilar García Mayo (University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU)

18:20 - Talk 4.3
Electrophysiological insights on aspectual coercion

  • Stefano Rastelli (University of Pavia)
  • Giada Antonicelli (BCBL. Basque Center on Cognition)
18:40 End of Day 1
19:15 Tour City Center


Thursday, June 1st 2023

Time Description
9:00 Talk Session 5

9:00 - Talk 5.1 (available VIDEO)
The role of Differential Object Marking, thematic roles and language dominance in the anticipation of direct objects in Spanish and Catalan

  • Rut Benito (Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF))
  • Aurora Bel (Universitat Pompeu Fabra (UPF))

9:20 - Talk 5.2 (available VIDEO)

Speech traits can discriminate healthy aging, MCI and AD when assessed through the reading task with semantic load  (LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION)

  • Olga Ivanova (University of Salamanca (USAL))
  • Juan José García Meilán (University of Salamanca (USAL))
  • Francisco Martínez-Sánchez (University of Murcia (UM))
  • Israel Martínez-Nicolás (University of Salamanca (USAL))
  • Thide E. Llorente, Nuria Carcavilla González (University of Salamanca (USAL))

9:40 - Talk 5.3 (available VIDEO)
COVID-19 related effects on early language development

  • Sónia Frota (University of Lisbon)
  • Jovana Pejovic (University of Lisbon)
  • Cátia Severino (University of Lisbon)
  • Marina Vigário (University of Lisbon)

Plenary speaker 2


MARCO CALABRIA (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)

At a loss for words

(available VIDEO)

11:00 Coffee break 2                
11:20 Poster Session 2
12:20 Talk Session 6

12:20 - Talk 6.1 (available VIDEO)
The shared origins of associative and taxonomic priming effects in infants

  • Olivera Savic (BCBL)
  • Layla Unger (The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA)
  • Hyungwook Yim (University, Seoul, Korea)
  • Simon Dennis ( The University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Vladimir Sloutsky (The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA)

12:40 - Talk 6.2 (available VIDEO)
The development of conversational turn-prediction abilities in bilingual toddlers

  • Marina Kalashnikova (Basque Center on Cognition)

13:00 - Talk 6.3 
Learning repetition-based regularities in speech: a NIRS study with 7-month-old infants

  • Gaia Lucarini (University of Padua)
  • Alessia Pasquini (University of Padua)
  • Judit Gervain (University of Padua; CNRS & Université Paris Cité)
13:20 Lunch time 2

Plenary Speaker 3

JUDIT GERVAIN (Universitá degli Studi di Padova)

Neural mechanisms of early speech perception and language acquisition

(available VIDEO)

16:00 Poster Session 3
17:00 Talk Session 7

17:00 - Talk 7.1
Speech analysis to detect mild cognitive impairment and dementia (LAST MINUTE CANCELLATION)

  • Israel Martínez-Nicolás (University of Salamanca)
  • Olga Ivanova (University of Salamanca)
  • Francisco Martínez-Sánchez (University of Murcia)
  • Juan José García Meilán (University of Salamanca)

17:20 - Talk 7.2 (available VIDEO)
12-month-olds’ understanding of negation

  • Rachel Dudley (Central European University)
  • Ágnes Melinda Kovács (Central European University)
  • Ernő Téglás (Central European University)

17:40 - Talk 7.3
Are babies’ cries already language?

  • Caroline Nallet (University of Padova)
  • Gaia Lucarini (University of Padova)
  • Irene de la Cruz-Pavía (University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU))
  • Judit Gervain ( University of Padova, Italy; Padova Neuroscience Center, University of Padova, CNRS & Université Paris Cité)

18:00 - Talk 7.4
Categorical Speech Perception in Chinese Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Fengrui Li (Nankai University)
  • Jidong Chen (California State University, Fresno)
  • Wenli Liu (Nankai University)
  • Chongying Wang (Nankai University)

18:20 - Talk 7.5 (available VIDEO)
Does non-native directed speech support non-native listeners’ cortical tracking?

  • Giorgio Piazza (BCBL), University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU))
  • Giovanni Di Liberto (Trinity College Dublin (TDC))
  • Marina Kalashnikova (Basque Center on Cognition, (BCBL)
  • Jose Perez-Navarro (Basque Center on Cognition, (BCBL)
  • Clara D. Martin (Basque Center on Cognition, (BCBL)
18:40 End of Day 2
20:30 Social dinner (El Portalón)  Location in map                           


Friday, June 2nd 2023

Time Description
9:00 Talk Session 8

9:00 - Talk 8.1 (available VIDEO)
What the microstructural properties of the Frontal Aslant of unimodal and bimodal bilinguals tell about language control

  • Francesca Peressotti (University of Padua)
  • Cinzia Quartarone (University of Padua)
  • Eduardo Navarrete (University of Padua)
  • Sanja Budisavljević (University of St Andrews, UK)
  • Simone Gastaldon (University of Padua)

9:20 - Talk 8.2 (available VIDEO)
Uncovering the Role of Foreign Language on Acquiescence

  • Zhimin Hu (University of Padua)
  • Caterina Suitner (University of Padua)
  • Eduardo Navarrete (University of Padua)

9:40 - Talk 8.3 (available VIDEO)
On the origin of bilingualism effects on cognition: social, cognitive or mixed? A systematic review

  • Camilla Masullo (Universitat Rovira i Virgili)
  • Vittoria Dentella (Universitat Rovira i Virgili)
  • Evelina Leivada (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

10:00 - Talk 8.4 (available VIDEO)
Undoing gender in a gender-marking language: Gender-inclusive forms in plural role nouns in German

  • Álvaro Cortés Rodríguez (University of Tübingen / University of Kassel)
  • Larissa Specht (Independent researcher)

Plenary speaker 4

ESTI BLANCO-ELORRIETA (Harvard University / New York University)

How does the bilingual mind process language?

(available VIDEO)

11:20 Coffee break 3
11:40 Poster session 4
12:40 Talk Session 9

12:40 - Talk 9.1 (available VIDEO)
Processing of synonyms and homographs in bilingual and monolingual speakers

  • Clara Martin (BCBL)
  • Romain Pastureau (BCBL; UPV/EHU)
  • Emilia Kerr (Aix-Marseille University)
  • Angela de Bruin (University of York)

13:00 - Talk 9.2
Orthographic effects in L1 speech production

  • Diana Solchaga (University of the Basque Country & BCBL)
  • Antje Stoehr (Basque Center on Cognition, BCBL)
  • Clara D. Martin (Basque Center on Cognition, BCBL)

13:20 - Talk 9.3 (available VIDEO)
Exposure length to an artificial language significantly impacts  adult mono- and bilinguals’ segmentation strategies 

  • Patricia Fuente García (University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
  • Rocio Urquijo Fuertes (University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)
  • Judit Gervain (Università degli Studi di Padova; INCC, CNRS and Université de Paris)
  • Irene de la Cruz-Pavía (University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

13:40 - Talk 9.4 (available VIDEO)

Using Pupillometry to Examine Costs of Speaker-Switching Within and Across Accents

  • Drew McLaughlin (Basque Center on Cognition, BCBL)
  • Jackson Colvett (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • Julie Bugg (Washington University in St. Louis)
  • Kristin Van Engen (Washington University in St. Louis)
14:00 Closing ceremony