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Ana Zappa

My research focuses on the role of motor processes in language processing and second-language acquisition. I am especially interested in using virtual reality to investigate the role of action in verb processing and L2 verb learning in more ecologically valid environments.

Journal articles2 documents

  • Ana Zappa, Deirdre Bolger, Raphael Fargier, Jean-Marie Pergandi, Daniel Mestre, et al.. The neural correlates of embodied L2 learning Does embodied L2 verb learning affect representation and retention?. Neurobiology of Language, In press. ⟨hal-03193707⟩
  • Ana Zappa, Deirdre Bolger, Jean-Marie Pergandi, Pierre Mallet, Anne-Sophie Dubarry, et al.. Motor resonance during linguistic processing as shown by EEG in a naturalistic VR environment. Brain and Cognition, Elsevier, 2019, 134, pp.44-57. ⟨10.1016/j.bandc.2019.05.003⟩. ⟨hal-02309994⟩

Theses1 document

  • Ana Zappa. Embodied semantics put to the test: electrophysiological evidence from virtual reality and classical environments. Cognitive science. Aix-Marseille Université, 2020. English. ⟨tel-03193699⟩

Poster communications2 documents

  • Ana Zappa, Deirdre Bolger, Jean-Marie Pergandi, Raphaël Fargier, Daniel Mestre, et al.. Does embodied L2 verb learning affect retention and representation? A VR-EEG study. Embodied interactions, Languaging and the Dynamic Medium Workshop (ENS), 2020, Lyon, France. ⟨hal-03219269⟩
  • Ana Zappa, Cheryl Frenck-Mestre. Is Motor Activation Necessary For Action Language Processing? Evidence From EEG. International meeting of the Psychonomic Society, 2018, Amsterdam, Netherlands. ⟨hal-03219583⟩