Peter Indefrey

Peter Indefrey is professor for psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (Germany) and research fellow at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging in Nijmegen. He is currently Managing Director of the Institut für Sprache und Information at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. In 2018 the Max Planck Society awarded him a 5-year Max Planck Research Fellowship at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.


Peter Indefrey studied medicine, psychology, philosophy, and linguistics and received doctoral degrees in medicine (1991) and linguistics (2002). From 2001-2009 he headed the research projects Dynamics of Multilingual Processing (with Marianne Gullberg) and Neurocognition of Languge (with Peter Hagoort) at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. In 2009 he was awarded a Heisenberg professorship of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). Since 2011 he is principal investigator of two research projects of the DFG Collaborative Research Center The Structure of Representations in Language, Cognition, and Science (SFB 991) and a research project of the DFG Research Unit Spoken Morphology (FOR 2373).


Peter Indefrey’s main research topics are language production, language processing in bilinguals, semantic and syntactic processing, and reading.


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