Reading and Lexical Processing Lab

The main research activity of the W-­READ (Reading and Lexical Processing lab) research group involves the study of cognitive processes underlying recognition and production of written language, focusing on adults' skilled performance, acquired impairments due to brain damage or learning disabilities. We use several experimental techniques (reaction times, eye tracking, neuroimaging with fMRI, EEG or MEG, movement kinematics by tracking the computer mouse) to study how we represent, access and retrieve knowledge about written words. The main research areas include reading, dyslexia and attention. Part of the research activity is devoted to the development of resources such as lexical databases and programs for the treatment of developmental dyslexia.

Cristina Burani.



Cristina Burani



Associate Researchers

Associate Researcher
Associate Researcher


Journal articles

Angelelli P., Marinelli C. V., Putzolu A., Notarnicola A., Iaia M., Burani C. Learning to spell in a language with transparent orthography: Distributional properties of orthography and whole-word lexical processing. In: Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, [Online First 01 January 2017]  image   image
Barca L., Pezzulo G. The influence of communication mode on written language processing and beyond. In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, vol. 40 pp. 1 - 7. Cambridge University press, 2017.  image   image
Barca L., Pezzulo G., Ouellet M., Ferrand L. Dynamic lexical decisions in French: Evidence for a feedback inconsistency effect. In: Acta Psychologica, vol. 180 pp. 23 - 32. Elsevier, 2017.  image   image
Mazzuca C., Barca L., Borghi A. The Particularity of Emotional Words: A Grounded Approach. In: RIVISTA INTERNAZIONALE DI FILOSOFIA E PSICOLOGIA, vol. 8 (2) pp. 124 - 133. mulino, 2017.  image   image