Vanessa Meitanis

I work on language processing within a cognitive neuroscience framework. I use behavioural methods and EEG to study language processing in real-time. In particular, I am developing online methods such as word monitoring tasks for evaluating sentence processing in neurotypical speakers and individuals with aphasia. In my current research, I am exploring differential processing across noun and verb phrases as well as sensitivity to content and function words. My project is grounded within a usage-based framework.

I am currently a PhD student in the Language & Cognition department at UCL and a member of Rosemary Varley’s Cognition & Grammar lab. Previously, I have received an MSc in Psychology from the University of Reading and completed a BA at Trent University, Canada.