About Me


I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language.


Short bio: Following my undergraduate studies in Psychology at the University of Athens, I worked with Dr. Athanassios Protopapas while pursuing a graduate degree in Basic and Applied Cognitive Science. I continued my academic training as a doctoral student at the University of Iowa working with Dr. Bob McMurray. I am currently a postdoctoral researcher at the BCBL and member of the Spoken Language group, led by Dr. Arthur Samuel.


My research is focused on word learning and on-line processes of speech perception and spoken language comprehension such as lexical competition, phoneme categorization, and top-down effects in speech perception. I am also interested in how these processes differ across individuals and the impact these differences may have on language processing. In addition, I am interested in language processing in the visual domain (e.g. visual word recognition and the role of language in visual perception and categorization).


I use a variety of methodological tools such as behavioral tasks, eye-tracking, and electrophysiological measures, as well as computational modeling.


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Name pronounced: εfθimia (εfi) kapnula