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Maria Montefinese

Honorary Research Associate, University College London (UK)

maria.montefinese@gmail.com

I am a cognitive neuroscientist, working in the field of experimental psychology. My research focuses on the investigation of the nature of semantic representation at several levels: behavioural, modelling, psychophysiological and brain activity. I'm a promoter of Open Science Framework to foster greater openness and transparency in research.

Currently, I'm working at University of Padova (IT) to study the temporal dynamics of the processing of abstract and concrete concepts and the cognitive processes involved in the meaning retrieval. on the temporal dynamics of the processing of abstract and concrete concepts and the cognitive processes involved in the meaning retrieval.

I have obtained a EU Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie (IF) fellowship supervised by David Vinson at the University College London (UK) to carry out the INCREASE project. My project aimed to understand which dimensions of meaning similarity among concepts are most useful at describing the way concepts are represented. You can read more about INCREASE here.

Prior to this, I was employed as a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Padova with Prof. Carlo Semenza, where I extended my understanding to numerical representation.

I received my PhD at University of Chieti (IT) where I developed sets of standardized word-stimuli and investigated the role of lexical-semantic-affective dimensions in semantic representation. You can download our norms here.

As a visiting PhD student, I joined Elizabeth Jefferies’ group at the University of York (UK) to study semantic control processes in patients with semantic aphasia and healthy participants.

You can view my CV here.

Learn more about my research interests.

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