In 2015 I got PhD in Cognitive Science. My research comprised several visually situated language understanding eye-tracking experiments, and I was supervised by Professors Armanda Costa (University of Lisbon), Moreno Coco and Holly Branigan (the University of Edinburgh). The main topic of my research was syntactic priming.
During 2016 I was a post-doctoral researcher at Université Paris Diderot, where I ran new eye-tracking and questionnaire experiments to investigate language comprehension, namely, ambiguous pronoun resolution in Brazilian and European Portuguese.
In 2017, as an external collaborator at the University of Lisbon, I joined new research projects investigating ‘Visual Search in Ageing’ (with Miguel Borges and Moreno Coco), and ‘Sentence Production in Cross-modal processing of Visual Scenes’ (with Manabu Arai, Moreno Coco and Frank Keller).
From January 2019 I am a Research Fellow at the university of Aberdeen, where I integrated the ESRC project ‘Social Attention and Ageing’ (https://www.socialattentionesrc.co.uk) led by Professors Louise Phillips and Ben Tatler. The project investigates age differences in following eye gaze employing eye-tracking methods, using novel manipulations and extending this research to complex social scenes.
Integration of visual and linguistic information, scene viewing, ageing, gaze following, (probabilistic) language comprehension, ambiguity resolution, cross-linguistic differences in language processing, bilingualism.