Principal investigator and team

Foreign Language Learning

Cognitive Learning: Language, Numbers and Arithmetic

In this line of research, we are evaluating efficient ways for the learning of vocabulary in foreign languages. We take the embodied cognition view and thus, the meaning of words entails the experience that we have with the world (visual images, motor actions, etc.). Specifically, we are considering the use of pictures, gestures and environmental sounds as tools to facilitate the learning of words in a non-native language and their use in context (e.g., sentences).

Selected Readings

• García-Gámez, A. B., & Macizo, P. (2022). Lexical and semantic training to acquire words in a foreign language: An electrophysiological study. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 25(5), 768-785.  

• García-Gámez, A. B., & Macizo, P. (2020). The way in which foreign words are learned determines their use in isolation and within sentences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 46, 364-379.  

Principal Investigators

Mª Teresa Bajo

Head of the group

Pedro Macizo

Faculty and researchers

Ana Belén García Gámez

Post-doc fellows

Melodie Bellegarda

PhD students


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Lines of research