João Veríssimo

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.


Recent publications

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  • van Doorn, Haaf, Stefan, Wagenmakers, ... Veríssimo, … & Aust (in press). Bayes factors for mixed models: A discussion. Computational Brain & Behavior.

  • Lago, Stone, Oltrogge, & Veríssimo (2022, online). Possessive processing in bilingual comprehension. Language Learning. [doi]

  • Veríssimo (2022, online). When fixed and random effects mismatch: Another case of inflation of evidence in non-maximal models. Computational Brain & Behavior. [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]

  • 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]

  • Veríssimo (2021). BLC mini-series: New statistical approaches and research practices for bilingualism research. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 24, 799–800. [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]