Dr Vitor Zimmerer
Language & Cognition
Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
- Joined UCL
- 8th Apr 2013
I research language capacity in healthy speakers and a range of disorders (e.g., dementia, aphasia, schizophrenia). I am particularly interested in application in clinical practice, for example in diagnosis and tracking of neurological disorder. I apply concepts associated with Construction Grammar theories, such as the syntax-lexicon continuum and formulaic language. I am also interested in the degree to which language processing is supported by domain-general or domain-specific mechanisms, and its relationship with other aspects of cognition.
I am a Teaching Fellow at the Department of Language and Cognition. I achieved my PhD in 2010 at the Department of Human Communication Sciences at the University of Sheffield. Before my current post, I worked as a postdoc researcher at the Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, the University of Reading, and UCL.
I am a member of the Alzheimer's Discovery Durg Foundation's DxA Speech Consortium, which works on language-based markers of dementia.