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Research group


Psycholinguistics and Prosody

Academic Unit: Faculty of Communications and philology

Colombian Ministry of Science










Languages and literature

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Strategic Focus

We intend to delve into the study of the cognitive processes of language, particularly in reading, writing, prosody, and language acquisition.

Research Areas and Topics

  • Cognitive Processes of Reading and Writing.
  • Auditory and Visual Perception.
  • Speech Acquisition.
  • Prosodic Analysis of Different Voices in Colombia.
  • Prosody from a Psycholinguistic Perspective.   

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Group Coordinator

Mercedes Amparo Muñetón Ayala, Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Neuroscience.

Universidad de La Laguna, Spain.

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Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships

  • PROFONDIS Research Group - Universidad de La Laguna.
  • University Institute of Neuroscience - Universidad de La Laguna.  
  • Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language – Donostia (Spain).
  • Neuroscience Research Group - Universidad de Antioquia.   

Notable Projects

  • Validation of an auditory and visual, and linguistic and non-linguistic perceptual processes test in elementary school children in Medellin.
  • Influence of prosodic parameters in the construction of meaning: interpretation through behavioral responses and evoked potentials.
  • Comparative study of intonation and accent in border zones of Spanish.

Main Research Results

  • Temporal processing allows to identify children at risk of having reading difficulties. Result available for consultation in: Visual and auditory perception in preschool children at risk for dyslexia. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2014.07.007
  • The pointing of children between 12 and 36 months has a function. Result available for consultation in: The role of pointing in the immediate and displaced references in early mother-child communication; Functions of the pointing gesture in mothers and their 12 to 36-month-old children during everyday activities. DOI: https://bit.ly/2Y1Noxj
  • The abstract mark of the adverb presents markers that reuse the neural circuits of the response to inhibition. Result available for consultation in: Sentential negation modulates inhibition in a stop-signal task. Evidence from behavioral and ERP data. DOI: https://bit.ly/33Wz38X

Research Portafolio

  • Analysis of auditory and visual perceptual processes in linguistic and non-linguistic stimuli and their relationship with literacy development.
  • Training of teachers and/or parents on the cognitive processes that underlie in reading and writing.
  • Characterization of the prosodic features between Colombian localities and the Romanesque space.
  • Training of undergraduate, master, and doctoral students in psycholinguistics and prosody.

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