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'm an assistant professor at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon.
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.
Here is a complete and updated CV. You can also find me on Google Scholar and ResearchGate.
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
Much press about our paper on age-related improvements in attention: The Times, Evening Standard, Público, NIH, and many others. | October 2021
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van Doorn, Haaf, Stefan, Wagenmakers, ... Veríssimo, … & Aust (2023). Bayes factors for mixed models: A discussion. Computational Brain & Behavior, 6, 140–158. [doi]
Veríssimo (2023). When fixed and random effects mismatch: Another case of inflation of evidence in non-maximal models. Computational Brain & Behavior, 6, 84–101. [doi]
Lago, Stone, Oltrogge, & Veríssimo (2022, online). Possessive processing in bilingual comprehension. Language Learning. [doi]
Ciaccio & Veríssimo (2022). Investigating variability in morphological processing with Bayesian distributional models. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 29, 2264–2274. [doi] [preprint]
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]