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Pablo De Juan Bernabeu

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Pablo De Juan Bernabeu

Lancaster University

Fylde College




I'm a PhD student and teaching assistant. I'm studying how conceptual processing is supported by linguistic and sensorimotor brain systems. My methods include behavioural and electroencephalographic experiments, as well as corpus analysis.

Thesis Outline

How do we understand the meaning of words? That is, how does your brain make sense of what you are reading now? The brain appears to devote two main systems to this process. Early on, frequent linguistic connections are activated. For instance, the word ‘transport’ would activate other words such as ‘move'. Subsequently, the meaning is further qualified by sensory, motor, and affective regions of the brain. In this way, we simulate aspects of the meaning such as colour, object orientation, motor affordances, affective connotations, etc.

Research Interests

  • Conceptual/semantic processing
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Statistics
  • Open science
  • Programming

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Additional Information


MPhil Language and Communication (Psycholinguistics track) - Tilburg University and Radboud University (Netherlands)

BA English Philology - Autonomous University of Madrid


Teaching assistantship 

Seminars, labs, marking, invigilation, totaling 180 hours per year.





Understanding Psychology (101)

Investigating Psychology: Analysis (102)





Project management; research design, analysis, and presentation; teaching; translation; customer service; advanced Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Google Suite, audiovisual editing; website editing (HTML, CSS, Bootstrap).

Cognitive science

Electroencephalography, event-related potentials, transcranial brain stimulation, eye tracking, Internet-based testing, Brain Vision (Recorder and Analyzer), basic E-Prime and Presentation.

R programming


RMarkdown/Bookdown reports; interactive visualizations with Shiny and Flexdashboard; mining, preprocessing, analysis of (Big) data (language corpora, news and social media, through API or web scraping); statistics; visualization; Natural Language Processing (regular expressions, word frequency and sentiment analysis, topic modeling), basic Machine Learning.



R and SPSS software. Mostly Frequentist and a bit of Bayesian statistics. Linear Mixed Effects models, AN(C)OVA, (multiple) regression, t-test, Chi-Square, correlation, Principal Component Analysis, equivalence testing.

Communication & marketing  

Search Engine Optimization and Marketing, online advertising (Adwords, Facebook Ads, field-specific sites), Trados translation software.

Business & administration

Power BI, Zendesk, Jira, Confluence, Asana.



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