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Dr. Jeff Hanna

Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter / Post-doctoral researcher


   Phone: +49 (0)30 838 53656

   Mail: jeff.hanna@gmail.com

   Address: Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

   Room: JK 31/ 223

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Personal Profile:

Holds the PhD in Neurolinguistics (2011) from the University of Cambridge, as well as master’s degrees from the University of Oxford (2006) and the University of Cambridge (2007), in Cuneiform Studies and Applied Linguistics respectively. Now serving as a Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter at the Free University – Berlin, where responsibilities include research, teaching, and EEG lab oversight.

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests:
  • Adult second language acquisition
  • Syntax
  • Morphology
  • The mismatch negativity event-related potential
  • Neurobiologically motivated theories of language use and acquisition

Hanna, J., Mejias, S., Schelstraete, M.-A., Pulvermüller, F., Shtyrov, Y., & Van der Lely, H. K. (2014). Early activation of Broca’s area in grammar processing as revealed by the syntactic mismatch negativity and distributed source analysis. Cognitive neuroscience, 5(2), 66-76. doi:10.1080/17588928.2013.860087

Hanna, J., & Pulvermüller, F. (2014). Neurophysiological evidence for whole form retrieval of complex derived words: a mismatch negativity study. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 8:886. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00886

Hanna, J., Shtyrov, Y., Williams, J., & Pulvermüller, F. (2016). Early neurophysiological indices of second language morphosyntax learning. Neuropsychologia, 82, 18-30. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.01.001

Lucchese, G., Hanna, J., Autenrieb, A. Miller, T.M.C., & Pulvermüller, F. (2016). Electrophysiological Evidence for Early and Interactive Symbol Access and Rule Processing in Retrieving and Combining Language Constructions. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_01038