Email:  fferreira@ucdavis.edu
          
Phone: (803) 920-2597




Professor of Psychology, University of California, Davis. 

My area of research is psycholinguistics. I take advantage of basic insights from formal linguistics, especially theories in sentence phonology and syntax, to develop models of processing. My empirical work relies both on behavioral and neural measures, including eyetracking (for measurement of fixations, saccades, and pupil diameter) and the recording of event-related potentials (ERPs). The fundamental aim of my research is to uncover the mechanisms that enable humans to understand and generate language in real time and in cooperation with other cognitive systems.