Carlos Romero Rivas

Gabriele Cattaneo

I got my degree in Psychology and my master's degree in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Granada.

At present, my research focuses on the perceptual learning of foreign-accented speech. I am also interested in the effects of foreign-accented speech on semantic memory, as well as on the semantic relationships between words in the lexicon.

I have also conducted studies on the processing of a second language (world-knowledge processing, and causal inferences processing), as well as on fine-grained antipation processes involving implicit verb causality and referential ambiguity. 

Most of my work has been done with electroencephalographic technics (mostly ERPs, but also time-frequency analyses), although I have also conducted studies with behavioral data.


Romero-Rivas C, Pérez A, Costa A. When the acoustics affects the semantics: Strong accents hinder semantic priming. PLOS ONE. Submitted.
Romero-Rivas C, Thorley C, Skelton KE, Costa A. Foreign-accented speech weakens semantic spreading activatioin: Evidence from a false memory paradigm. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Submitted.
Romero-Rivas C, Martin CD, Costa A. Foreign-accented speech modulates linguistic anticipatory processes. Neuropsychologia. Neuropsychologia. 2016;85:245-55.
Foucart A, Romero-Rivas C, Gort LB, Costa A. Discourse comprehension in L2: Making sense of what is not explicitly said. Brain and Language. 2016;163:32-41.
Romero-Rivas C, Corey JD, Garcia X, Thierry G, Martin CD, Costa A. World knowledge and novel information integration during L2 speech comprehension. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition. 2016;31(2):206-16.
Romero-Rivas C, Martin CD, Costa A. Processing changes when listening to foreign-accented speech. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2015;9(167).