I'm a researcher in psycholinguistics. My research focuses on how words are mentally represented and processed by monolingual and bilingual speakers. The main goals of my work are: (a) the description and explanation of contrasts between native speakers and second language learners; (b) the characterisation of individual differences in language and cognition; and (c) the development of computational models of morphology and lexicon.
I am also a guest scientist at the University of Potsdam (as part of the Collaborative Research Centre ‘Limits of variability in language’), and a statistical advisor for Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.
Please contact me by email, if you have any questions.
A new paper on random effects for covariates in mixed-effects models; now out in Computational Brain & Behavior. | September 2022
I co-taught a course at the Summer School on Statistical Methods for Linguistics and Psychology; apply here for 2023. | September 2022
I taught a workshop on Bayesian mixed-effects models at the University of Reading. | August 2022
A new paper on variability in morphological processing; now out in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review. | June 2022
MultiplEYE, a COST project for the development of a multilingual eye-tracking corpus, has been funded! | May 2022
I have edited a mini-series on 'New statistical approaches and research practices for bilingualism research'; now out in BLC. | November 2021
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Lago, Stone, Oltrogge, & Veríssimo (in press). Possessive processing in bilingual comprehension. Language Learning.
Veríssimo (2022, online). When fixed and random effects mismatch: Another case of inflation of evidence in non-maximal models. Computational Brain & Behavior. [doi]
Veríssimo, Verhaeghen, Goldman, Weinstein, & Ullman (2022). Evidence that ageing yields improvements as well as declines across attention and executive functions. Nature Human Behaviour, 6, 97–110. [doi]
Karatas, Özemir, Lovelett, . . . , Veríssimo, Erçetin, & Ullman (2021, online). Improving second language vocabulary learning and retention by leveraging memory enhancement techniques: A multidomain pedagogical approach. Language Teaching Research. [doi]
Marimon, Hofmann, Veríssimo, Männel, Friederici, . . . & Wartenburger (2021). Children's learning of non-adjacent dependencies using a web-based computer game setting. Frontiers in Psychology, 12:734877. [doi]
Veríssimo (2021). Analysis of rating scales: A pervasive problem in bilingualism research and a solution with Bayesian ordinal models. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 24, 842–848. [doi] [preprint]
Stone, Veríssimo, Schad, Oltrogge, Vasishth, & Lago (2021). The interaction of grammatically distinct agreement dependencies in predictive processing. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 36, 1159–1179. [doi] [preprint]
Reifegerste, Veríssimo, Rugg, Pullman, Babcock, . . . & Ullman (2021). Early-life education may help bolster declarative memory in old age, especially for women. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 28, 218–252. [doi]