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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
Areas of Interest: 
Language Comprehension
Bilingualism and Second Language Learners
Developmental Cognitive Processes
Individual Differences in Comprehension


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.


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.

Affiliated Researcher, University of Granada
Dr Ana I. Pérez

Contact Details

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