SIMONE GASTALDON

Graduate Student
Telephone: 0498276402
Via Venezia, 8 – Room 01.013
simone.gastaldon@phd.unipd.it
    

Research Areas

Research in language comprehension showed that the listener/reader does not passively attend to linguistic stimuli, but deploys top-down predictive processes to infer what is likely to be encountered, thus facilitating subsequent integration of information. Similarly, top-down processes are deployed during language production, where an internal model of the utterance is generated and used to predict sensory information about one’s own utterance, allowing for self-monitoring.

My PhD project aims at studying the mechanisms involved in predictive processing during auditory language comprehension and whether there are links with pre-onset preparatory stages in speech production. To do so, I study the neural oscillatory activity (time-frequency representations) of the brain recorded with electroencephalography.

Other research interests: the language faculty and the language-ready brain, language and numerical cognition interface, cognitive biology and evolution of cognition, evolutionary linguistics

Selected Publications

Publications

2018

Arcara, Giorgio; Franzon, Francesca; Gastaldon, Simone; Brotto, Silvia; Semenza, Carlo; Peressotti, Francesca; Zanini, Chiara

One can be some but some cannot be one: ERP correlates of numerosity incongruence are different for singular and plural Journal Article

Cortex, 2018.

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2017

Theofanopoulou, Constantina; Gastaldon, Simone; O’Rourke, Thomas; Samuels, Bridget D; Martins, Pedro Tiago; Delogu, Francesco; Alamri, Saleh; Boeckx, Cedric

Self-domestication in Homo sapiens: Insights from comparative genomics Journal Article

PLoS One, 12 (10), pp. e0185306, 2017.

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2016

Gastaldon, Simone; Zanini, Chiara; Arcara, Giorgio; Peressotti, Francesca; Franzon, Francesca

Referential numerosity and morphosyntactic number agreement: A psycholinguistic study on Italian Qualche/Alcuni Journal Article

Research in Generative Grammar, 38 , pp. 105–113, 2016.

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Posters

2019

Gastaldon, Simone; Navarrete, Eduardo; Arcara, Giorgio; Peressotti, Francesca

Patterns of alpha and beta oscillations in language prediction and production Conference

7th Cognitive Science Arena 2019, February 15-16, 2019, Bressanone-Brixen, Italy, 2019.

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Gastaldon, Simone; Navarrete, Eduardo; Arcara, Giorgio; Peressotti, Francesca

Oscillazioni neurali α e β in predizione e produzione linguistica: Caratteristiche comuni e distintive Conference

Giornate di Studi Scientifici sul Linguaggio 2019, February 11-12, 2019, Rovereto, Italy, 2019.

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2018

Gastaldon, Simone; Navarrete, Eduardo; Peressotti, Francesca

Producing, comprehending, and predicting: Project outline on spoken and signed language electrophysiology Conference

6th Cognitive Science Arena 2018, February 23–25, 2018, Bressanone-Brixen, Italy, 2018.

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2017

Zanini, Chiara; Franzon, Francesca; Semenza, Carlo; Peressotti, Francesca; Gastaldon, Simone; Brotto, Silvia; Arcara, Giorgio

Referential numerosity in quantification expressions. An ERP study on Italian Conference

55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Aphasia, November 5–7, 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 2017.

BibTeX

Zanini, Chiara; Franzon, Francesca; Semenza, Carlo; Peressotti, Francesca; Brotto, Silvia; Gastaldon, Simone; Giorgio, Arcara

The encoding of numerosity in quantification expressions. Insight from an ERP study Conference

18th Science of Aphasia, September 11–14, 2017, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, 2017.

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Arcara, Giorgio; Franzon, Francesca; Gataldon, Simone; Brotto, Silvia; Semenza, Carlo; Peressotti, Francesca; Zanini, Chiara

Encoding Numerosity into Number Morphology: An ERP Study Conference

10th International Morphological Processing Conference (MoProc), June 22–24, 2017, SISSA (International School for Advanced Studies), Trieste, Italy, 2017.

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2015

Gastaldon, Simone; Zanini, Chiara; Arcara, Giorgio; Peressotti, Francesca; Franzon, Francesca

Referential Numerosity and Morphosyntactic Number Agreement: a Psycholinguistic Study on Italian qualche/alcuni Conference

41° Incontro di Grammatica Generativa (IGG41) [41st Generative Grammar Meeting], February 26–28, 2015, Università per Stranieri di Perugia, Perugia, Italy, 2015.

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