Assistant Professor in Psycholinguistics, Faculty of Arts
Psycholinguistics of reading behaviour; eye-tracking; cognitive psychology
Modules taught (2018/2019)
The core of my current research involves the use of eye-tracking technology to study attention allocation - and the factors that influence it - during reading behaviour. I am involved in ongoing work… read more
The core of my current research involves the use of eye-tracking technology to study attention allocation - and the factors that influence it - during reading behaviour. I am involved in ongoing work with literature scholars investigating the attentional capture of minor and more substantive textual variants in prose texts. Additionally, I have been working with Dr Kathy Conklin, the Linguistic Profiling for Professionals (LiPP) unit in the School of English, and with Dr Richard Hyde in the School of Law, on a project investigating the readability and intelligibility of legal contracts, with the goal of making legal contracts more accessible for the end users and of affecting existing policies.
My doctoral research focused on how we construct mental representations of environments we cannot see, e.g. when we read descriptions of them. Parente, F. (2016, December 14). Moving through language: a behavioural and linguistic analysis of spatial mental model construction. https://doi.org/10.31237/osf.io/8a2g5
I am interested in exploring the potential of electrophysiological data to improve existing sentiment analysis algorithms, and the impact of differences in mental imagery abilities (e.g. aphantasia) on a range of cognitive processes (including the reading and comprehension of literary texts).
Trent BuildingThe University of Nottingham
University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD
telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5900
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5924
Connect with the University of Nottingham through social media and our blogs.
Campus maps | More contact information | Jobs
Browser does not support script.