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Dr Andrea Santi


Location:Room 115A, Chandler House,
2 Wakefield Street, London WC1N 1PF
Telephone: +44 (0) 207 679 4017 (x24017)


Research Interests

Neurolinguistic and psycholinguistic studies of syntactic processing with an emphasis on syntactic dependencies; neurocognition of semantic memory and its relation to language.



    • Santi, A. N., Grodzinsky, Y. (2010). fMRI adaptation dissociates syntactic complexity dimensions. Neuroimage. 51(4), 1285-1293


    • Grodzinsky, Y., Santi, A. N. (2009). Response to Willems and Hagoort: an imperfect theory gets you further than random facts. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 13(3), 102-


    • Grodzinsky, Y., Santi, A. N. (2008). The battle for Broca’s Region. Trends in Cognitive Sciences (12), 474-480


    • Santi, A. N., Grodzinsky, Y. (2007). Syntax and working memory interact in Broca’s area. Neuroimage. 37, 8-17
    • Santi, A. N., Grodzinsky, Y. (2007). Taxing working memory with syntax: Bihemispheric modulations. Human Brain Mapping. (28), 1089-1097


    • Santi, A. N., Servos, P., Vatikiotis-Bateson, E., Kuratate, T., Munhall, K. (2003). Perceiving biological motion: dissociating visible speech from walking. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 15, 800-809


    • Munhall, K. G., Servos, P., Santi, A., Goodale, M. A. (2002). Dynamic visual speech perception in a patient with visual form agnosia. Neuroreport. (13), 1793-1796
    • Parker, L. A., Cyr, J., Santi, A. N., Burton, P. (2002). The aversive properties of acute morphine dependence persist 48 h after a single exposure to morphine: Evaluation by taste and place conditioning. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior. 72, 87-92
    • Servos, P., Osu, R., Santi, A., Kawato, M. (2002). The neural substrates of biological motion perception: An fMRI study. Cerebral Cortex 12, 772-782


    • Santi, A. N., Parker, L. A. (2001). The dopamine antagonist, alpha-flupenthixol, interferes with naloxone-induced place aversion learning, but not with acute opiate dependence in rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior. 70, 193-197