Luca Campanelli, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Haskins Laboratories (Supervisor: Julie A. Van Dyke).
Ph.D., Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, The Graduate Center, CUNY (2017, expected).
M.Phil., Speech-Language-Hearing Sciences, The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Research Fellow, Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies, Adelphi University.
M.A., Psychology, Sapienza University of Rome.
Understanding the nature and the source of processing difficulty and breakdown in language comprehension has been a central goal in psychology and linguistics for its theoretical and practical implications. What makes difficult-to-process sentences difficult? What are the cognitive mechanisms behind language variations and individual differences in typical and atypical comprehenders? How can we apply findings from experimental psycholinguistics research to enhance education and intervention strategies? My research seeks to understand how the cognitive architecture constrains language processing and its implications for education, training, and intervention. More specifically, my research focuses on two recognized factors that capture different critical aspects of language processing difficulty: memory retrieval and probabilistic expectations. The former captures the cost of retrieving and integrating previously processed elements with the new input words; the latter captures the cost of incorrect predictions about upcoming words or structures in a sentence.
Overall, I view my current and future research as interdisciplinary and translational in scope: it relies on a variety of methodologies and theoretical models from different fields, including psychology, linguistics, and brain and cognitive sciences, and it aims both to contribute and expand current theoretical and computational models of speech and language processing and to have an impact on education and intervention.
Co-Principal Investigator, Doctoral Dissertation Research: Investigating the modulatory effect of expectations on memory retrieval during sentence comprehension, 2016-2018 https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1625083
Principal Investigator, Dissertation fellowship, The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Marton, K., Goral, M., Campanelli, L., Yoon, J., & Obler, L. K. (2017). Executive control mechanisms in bilingualism: Beyond speed of processing. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 20(3), 613-631. http://doi.org/10.1017/S1366728915000930
Marton, K., Eichorn, N., Campanelli, L., & Zakarias, L. (2016). Working memory and interference control in children with specific language impairment. Language and Linguistics Compass, 10(5), 211-224. http://doi.org/10.1111/lnc3.12189
Sekerina, I. A., Campanelli, L., & Van Dyke, J. A. (2016). Using the visual world paradigm to study retrieval interference in spoken language comprehension. Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 873. http://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00873
Wagner, M., Roychoudhury, A., Campanelli, L., Shafer, V. L., Martin, B., & Steinschneider, M. (2016). Representation of spectro-temporal features of spoken words within the P1-N1-P2 and T-complex of the auditory evoked potentials (AEP). Neuroscience Letters, 614, 119–126. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2015.12.020
Goral, M., Campanelli, L., & Spiro III, A. (2015). Language dominance and inhibition abilities in bilingual older adults. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 18(1), 79-89. http://doi.org/10.1017/S1366728913000126
Yoon, J., Campanelli, L., Goral, M., Marton, K., Eichorn, N., & Obler, L. K. (2015). The effect of plausibility on sentence comprehension among older adults and its relation to cognitive functions. Experimental Aging Research, 41(3), 272-302. http://doi.org/10.1080/0361073X.2015.1021646
Eichorn, N., Marton, K., Campanelli, L., & Scheuer, J. (2014). Verbal strategies and nonverbal cues in school-age children with and without specific language impairment (SLI). International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 49(5), 618-630. http://doi.org/10.1111/1460-6984.12103
Galletta, E. E., Campanelli, L., Maul, K. K., & Barrett, A. M. (2014). Assessment of neglect dyslexia with functional reading materials. Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation, 21(1), 75-86. http://doi.org/10.1310/tsr2101-75
Marton, K., Campanelli, L., Eichorn, N., Scheuer, J., & Yoon, J. (2014). Information processing and proactive interference in children with and without specific language impairment. Journal of Speech Language and Hearing Research, 57(1), 106-119. http://doi.org/10.1044/1092-4388(2013/12-0306)
Marton, K., Campanelli, L., Scheuer, J., Yoon, J., & Eichorn, N. (2012). Executive function profiles in children with and without specific language impairment. Rivista Di Psicolinguistica Applicata / Journal of Applied Psycholinguistics, XII(3), 57-73. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4188414/
Marton, K., Campanelli, L., & Farkas, L. (2011). Grammatical sensitivity and working memory in children with language impairment. Acta Linguistica Hungarica, 58(4), 448-466. http://doi.org/10.1556/ALing.58.2011.4.4
Campanelli, L., Iberni, E., Sarracino, D., Degni, S., & Mariani, R. (2007). Semiotics of the nonverbal vocal expression of emotions and research into the psychotherapy process: A pilot study. Rivista Di Psicologia Clinica, 2007(1), 102-115.
Selected Conference Presentations
Campanelli, L., Van Dyke, J. A., & Marton, K. (2016, March). Investigating the modulatory effect of expectations on memory retrieval during sentence comprehension. Presented at the 29th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Gainesville, Florida.
Scheuer, J., Campanelli, L., & Marton, K. (2015, June). Interference control in children with and without specific language impairment. Presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, Wisconsin.
Sekerina, I. A., & Campanelli, L. (2015, May). Interference in children’s online processing of simple wh-questions: Evidence from Russian. Presented at the 24th annual meeting of Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics (FASL), New York, NY.
Marton, K., & Campanelli, L. (2015, May). Effects of language proficiency on speed of processing in executive function tasks in children. Presented at the 10th International Symposium on Bilingualism, New Brunswick, NJ.
Sekerina, I. A., Campanelli, L., & Van Dyke, J. A. (2015, March). Retrieval interference in spoken language comprehension. Presented at the 28th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing, Los Angeles, CA.
Sekerina, I. A., & Campanelli, L. (2014, March). The comprehension of wh-questions with case marking in heritage Spanish and Russian: A visual world eye-tracking study. Presented at the Second International Conference on Heritage/Community Languages, Los Angeles, CA.
Campanelli, L., Marton, K., Yoon, J., Eichorn, N., Obler, L. K., & Goral, M. (2013, May). Age differences in language comprehension are mediated by resistance to interference: A lifespan study. Presented at the 25th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.
Campanelli, L., & Marton, K. (2012, September). Changes in proactive interference across the lifespan: A cross-sectional study. Presented at the 6th European Working Memory Symposium (EWOMS-6), Fribourg, Switzerland.
Campanelli, L. (2010, November). The role of working memory and inhibitory control on language comprehension in children with and without language impairment. Presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association convention, Philadelphia, PA.
Campanelli, L., Eichorn, N., Savouk, O., Yoon, J., & Marton, K. (2010, June). The impact of working memory and inhibition control on task switching in children with primary language impairment. Presented at the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI.