Francie Manhardt


I'm a PhD student within the Multimodal Language and Cognition Group at the Center for Language Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen under supervision of prof. dr. Asli Özyürek and dr. Susanne Brouwer. My project entitled "relations between spatial language and cognition in deaf signers, speakers, and bimodal bilinguals" aims to investigate the effect of iconicity on language use and visual attention in deaf signers and hearing bimodal bilinguals compared to non-signers. For this, I use eye-tracking and behavioural methods to study the cognitive underpinnings of this iconcity effect.

I’m also passionate about science communication. Please see Donders Wonders for my blogs about a wide range of research related topics addressed to the general public.

For more information see also my other webpage or curriculum vitae.

Other current roles

Lab manager of the Multimodal Language and Cognition Group

Member of the Data Protection Comitee of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Nijmegen

Science blogger at Donders Wonders

Previous education

I got my BA in Linguistics in Leipzig, Germany and my MA in Linguistics at Radboud University. My MA thesis was on the topic of the link between cross-language activation and cognitive control in hearing bimodal bilinguals. After my graduation, I worked as a research assistant within the Neurobiology of Language Group at Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics.



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