Aphasia and Psycholinguistics Lab

The Aphasia and Psycholinguistics Lab is directed by Dr. Valantis Fyndanis. It is housed at the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences (Cyprus University of Technology), ZT3 building, 15 Vragadinou Street, 3041 Limassol, Cyprus.

The focus of the research being conducted at the Aphasia and Psycholinguistics Lab is on (1) the morphosyntactic, narrative and cognitive impairments in stroke-induced aphasia and related adult neurogenic disorders, (2) bilingualism/multilingualism, and (3) healthy aging.

Currently, the primary lines of research are the following:
(1) investigation of the subject-, language- and task/material-specific factors that affect the level of performance of a given individual with stroke-induced aphasia in the production of a given morphosyntactic category;
(2) relationship between bilingualism/multilingualism and cognitive capacities such as working memory and executive functions; and
(3) relationship between morphosyntactic processing (in both production and comprehension) and cognitive capacities such as short-term memory, working memory and speed of processing.

In the above lines of research, both timed and untimed behavioural (linguistic and cognitive) tasks are employed. In collaboration with other labs (see below), we also carry out eye-tracking and EEG/ERP studies.

Dr. Fyndanis is the Principal Investigator of the Machine Learning Aphasia project, funded by the Research Council of Norway. The Cyprus University of Technology is one of the international partners on this project, and the Aphasia and Psycholinguistics Lab is affiliated with MultiLing’s Socio-Cognitive Laboratory (Department of Linguistics and Scandinavian Studies, University of Oslo, Norway).

The Aphasia and Psycholinguistics Lab is also affiliated with the Brain and Cognitive Science lab, which is housed at the Rehabilitation Clinic of the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at the Cyprus University of Technology.

PhD students
Nikoleta Ioannidou (09.2021 – present)
Marielena Soilemezidi (11.2019 – present; affiliated with National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece)

Postdoctoral Fellows
Qingyuan Gardner (10.2021 – present; affiliated with University of Oslo, Norway)

Styliani Tsigka (Postdoctoral Fellow; 09.2022 – 08.2013)

Natalia Pavlou (Postdoctoral Fellow; 04.2021 – 12.2021)

Assistant Professor at Cyprus University of Technology & Researcher at University of Oslo