SIMONE GASTALDON

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

Research Areas

Research project title: Does language production support prediction in comprehension? Electrophysiological insights from typical speech and stuttering

Research in language comprehension showed that the listener/reader does not passively attend to linguistic stimuli, but uses the available information to actively predict what is likely to be encountered. Some lines of research suggested that these predictions are generated by engaging the production system. During language production concepts to express are mapped onto lexical items, phonological forms, and articulatory programs. People may use these processes for prediction. However, it is still unclear whether and to what extent this is true. Do we internally simulate utterances and use the production system to predict other people’s words? Do we predict just abstract linguistic information or also sensory information? Are motor-speech processes relevant for prediction and for attending to speech?

My PhD project aims at studying the mechanisms involved in predictive processing during speech comprehension and whether there are links with processes of speech production. To do so, I use electroencephalography to study neural oscillations (time-frequency modulations), event-related potentials (ERPs), and speech-brain entrainment in both adults with typically-developed language and adults with persistent developmental stuttering. I actively collaborate with researchers at the IRCCS Ospedale San Camillo (Venice, Italy) and the BCBL – Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain).

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

2020

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

Commonalities in alpha and beta neural desynchronizations during prediction in language comprehension and production Journal Article Forthcoming

Cortex, Forthcoming, ISSN: 00109452.

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Publications

2020

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

Commonalities in alpha and beta neural desynchronizations during prediction in language comprehension and production Journal Article Forthcoming

Cortex, Forthcoming, ISSN: 00109452.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

2019

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, 116 , pp. 104-121, 2019.

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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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Conferences

2020

Gastaldon, Simone; Lizarazu, Mikel; Peressotti, Francesca; Molinaro, Nicola

Speech-brain entrainment is reduced in adults who stutter when listening for speaking Conference

Poster at the IMPRS Conference 2020: Interdisciplinary Approaches in the Language Sciences, 3-5 June 2020, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2020.

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2019

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

Anticipatory mechanisms at beta frequency in language comprehension and production Conference

Poster at the 21st Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCOP), September 25–28, Tenerife, Spain, 2019.

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Gastaldon, Simone; Arcara, Giorgio; Navarrete, Eduardo; Natarelli, Giulia; Busan, Pierpaolo; Peressotti, Francesca

Predizione e produzione: Processi anticipatori nell’elaborazione del linguaggio in parlanti fluenti e con balbuzie Conference

Mini-talk at the XXV Congresso dell’Associazione Italiana di Psicologia – Sezione sperimentale, September 18-20, Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano, Italy, 2019.

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Gastaldon, Simone; Arcara, Giorgio; Navarrete, Eduardo; Natarelli, Giulia; Busan, Pierpaolo; Peressotti, Francesca

Do I produce to predict? Brain oscillations in language anticipation in fluent speech and stuttering Conference

Talk at the 6th European Student Conference on Behaviour and Cognition (ESCBC), September 4-7, University of Padova, Padova, Italy., 2019.

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

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

Poster at the 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

Poster at the 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

Poster at the 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

Poster at the 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

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

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

Encoding Numerosity into Number Morphology: An ERP Study Conference

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

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Theofanopoulou, Constantina; Messner, Angela; O'Rourke, Thomas; Gastaldon, Simone; Martins, Pedro Tiago; Alamri, Saleh; Samuels, Bridget; Boeckx, Cedric

Paleogenomic evidence for self-domestication in Homo sapiens Conference

Talk at the Conference of the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association (EHBEA), April 6–8, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, 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

Poster at the 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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