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Dr Ana I. Pérez

Language comprehension; bilingualism and second language learners; developmental cognitive processes; individual differences in comprehension
Dr Ana I. Pérez

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Language Comprehension

Bilingualism and Second Language Learners

Developmental Cognitive Processes

Individual Differences in Comprehension

Office Phone: +44 (0)1223 335 062

Departments and Institutes

Theoretical and Applied Linguistics:
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Research Interests

Ana main research interests focus on language comprehension and the cognitive processes underlying the development and education of efficient comprehension across the life-span. After completing a Master’s degree in Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience (2009), Ana got a 4-year Spanish research grant to do her PhD in Experimental Psychology and Behavioural Neuroscience at the University of Granada (Spain, 2009–2014). During that time, she focused on different high−level reading processes involved in the construction of a mental representation during on−line text comprehension, and she was a visiting scholar in different research teams in Italy (University of Padua) and the UK (Lancaster University and University of Oxford). After her PhD, Ana worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Granada, in a project investigating language comprehension on bilingualism (2014–2015). Subsequently, Ana worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher for the French National Centre of Scientific Research (CNRS) in the University of Poitiers, in a European educational project to foster multiple document literacy skills in adolescents (2015–2016). Ana is currently working as a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the University of Cambridge to investigate multilingualism, language, literacy and cognition.


  • Cognitive development
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Cognition
  • Bilingualism
  • Memory
  • Reading
  • Semantics

Key Publications

Pérez, A., Cain, K., Castellanos, M. C., & Bajo, T (2015). Inferential revision in narrative texts: an ERP study. Memory & Cognition.

Pérez, A., Joseph, H., Bajo, T., & Nation, K. (2015). Monitoring and revision of inferential comprehension in narrative texts: an eye movement study. Language, Cognition & Neuroscience.

Pérez, A., Paolieri, D., Macizo, P., & Bajo, T. (2014). The role of working memory in inferential sentence comprehension. Cognitive processing, 15, 405−413.