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Patricia E. Román

Patricia E. Román

Assistant Professor, University of Sevilla

Former Postdoctoral Fellow, ISÍ ("I see") Eye-Tracking Lab


 Patricia Román received her PhD in Experimental Psychology and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Granada (Spain) in the year 2008. As a graduate student she was a member of the Memory and Language Research Group lead by Teresa Bajo, where she focused on studying inhibitory control in memory and language selection. In 2009, she started studying the neural bases of language processing in bilinguals in collaboration with Julio González and César Ávila at the University Jaume I. A year later, she got a postdoctoral fellowship from the Spanish Government and moved to the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences. For two years, she worked with Prof. Sonja Kotz exploring the role of basal ganglia and temporal lobe in second language acquisition. At the CLS in Penn State University she is studying how the bilingual brain deals with the use of more than one language. 

Research Interests: Executive processes in memory and language; second language learning; sentence processing in bilinguals.

  • Román, P., González, J., Ventura-Campos, N., Rodríguez-Pujadas, A. et al. (2015). Neural differences between monolinguals and early bilinguals in their native language during comprehension. Brain and language 150, 80-89. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2015.07.011
  • Dussias, P., Contemori, C., and Román, P. (2014). Processing ser and estar to locate objects and events: An ERP study with L2 speakers of Spanish. Revista Española de Lingüística Aplicada 27 (1), 54-86.
  • Rodríguez-Pujadas, A., Sanjuán, A., Ventura-Campos, N., Román, P., Martin, C., Barceló, F., Costa, A., & Ávila, C. (2013). Bilinguals use language-control brain areas more than monolinguals to perform nonlinguistic switching tasks. PLoS One, 8 (9): e73028. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073028
  • Ortega, A., Gómez-Ariza, C.J., Román, P.E., & Bajo, M.T. (2012) Memory inhibition, aging and the executive deficit hypothesis. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 38, 178-186.
  • Macizo, P., Herrera, A., Román, P., & Martín, M. C. (2011) Proficiency in a Second Language Influences the Processing of Number Words. Journal of Cognitive Psychology23, 915-921.
  • Macizo, P., Herrera, A., Román, P. E., & Martín, M. C. (2011). The processing of two-digit numbers in bilinguals. British Journal of Psychology102, 464-477.
  • Macizo, P., & Herrera, A., Martín, M. C., & Román, P. (2010). Second language acquisition influences the processing of number words. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences9, 1128-1134.
  • Macizo, P., Herrera, A., Paolieri, D., y Román, P. (2010) Is there cross-language modulation when bilinguals process number words?. Applied Psycholinguistics31, 651-669.
  • Román, P.E., Soriano, M.F., Gómez-Ariza, C.J., & Bajo, M.T. (2009). Retrieval-induced forgetting and executive control. Psychological Science20, 1053-1058.
  • Soriano, M. F., Jiménez, J. F., Román, P., & Bajo, M. T. (2009). Intentional inhibition in memory and hallucinations: Directed forgetting and updating. Neuropsychology23, 61-70.
  • Soriano, M. F., Jiménez, J. F., Román, P., & Bajo, M. T. (2009). Inhibitory processes in memory are impaired in schizophrenia: Evidence from retrieval induced forgetting.British Journal of Psychology100, 661-673.
    • Soriano, M.F., Jiménez, J.F., Román, P. & Bajo, M.T. (2008). Cognitive Substrates in Semantic Memory in Formal Thought Disorder in Schizophrenia. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Psychology30, 70-82.