Short CV/Education and training

  • 1997
    Diplom degree in psychology, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany

  • 1997 – 2000
    PhD student in the "Clinical and cognitive neuroscience" research training group, Berlin

  • 2000 – 2003
    Research associate at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (language production group) in Nijmegen, Netherlands

  • 2001
    Doctor of Natural Science (Dr rer. nat.), Humboldt University of Berlin

  • 2004 – 2007
    Research associate, with funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • 2007 – 2008
    Visiting professor, Humboldt University of Berlin

  • 2008
    Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) in the field of psychology, Humboldt University of Berlin

  • 2009
    Heisenberg Fellowship, sponsored by the DFG

  • Since 2010
    W3 Heisenberg professor of neurocognitive psychology in the Department of Psychology, Humboldt University of Berlin

Selected publications

  • Abdel Rahman, R., Aristei, S. (2010): Now you see it, ... and now again: Semantic interference reflects lexical competition in speech production with and without articulation. In: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

  • Aristei, S., Melinger, A., Abdel Rahman, R. (in press): Electrophysiological chronometry of semantic context effects in language production. In: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

  • Abdel Rahman, R., Melinger, A.: Dismissing lexical competition does not make speaking any easier: A rejoinder to Mahon and Caramazza. In: Language and Cognitive Processes 24(5), 2009. pp. 749-760.

  • Abdel Rahman, R., Melinger, A.: Semantic context effects in language production: A swinging lexical network proposal and a review. In: Language and Cognitive Processes 24(5), 2009. pp. 713-734.

  • Abdel Rahman, R., Melinger, A.: Enhanced phonological facilitation and traces of concurrent word form activation in speech production: An object naming study with multiple distractors. In: The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 61, 2008. pp. 1410-1440.

  • Abdel Rahman, R., Sommer, W.: Seeing what we know and understand: How knowledge shapes perception. In: Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 15(6), 2008. pp. 1055-1063.

  • Abdel Rahman, R., Melinger, A.: When bees hamper the production of honey: Lexical interference from associates in speech production. In: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition 33(3), 2007. pp. 604-614.


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