Short CV/Education and training

Academic Positions

  • Since 2016
    Associate Professor (Universitair Hoofddocent), Radboud University Nijmegen

  • 2013 – 2016
    Assistant Professor at the Donders Centre for Cognition, Radboud University Nijmegen

  • 2008
    Post Doc at the Donders Centre for Cognition on own veni project

  • 2007
    Post Doc at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

  • 2004
    Post Doc at the Cognitive Psychology Department of the University of Leipzig, Germany

  • 1999
    PhD student at the Nijmegen Institute of Cognition and Information (NICI), now Centre for Cognition, Radboud University Nijmegen

  • 1999
    PhD student at the Department of Neuropsychology, RWTH Aachen University

  • 1997
    Student assistant at the Department of Ergonomics, RWTH Aachen University


  • 2004
    Ph.D., Radboud University Nijmegen (NL)

  • 1999
    Diplom (M.Sc.) Psychology, RWTH Aachen University (D)

  • 1996
    M.Sc. Ergonomics, University College London (UK)

  • 1995
    Vordiplom (pre-diploma) Psychology, University of Marburg (D)

  • 1993
    Vordiplom (pre-diploma) Mathematics, University of Marburg (D)

Selected publications

  • Bultena,S., Danielmeier, C., Bekkering, H., & Lemhöfer, K. (2017). Electrophysiological correlates of error monitoring and feedback processing in second language learning. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11:29.

  • Lewis, A. G., Lemhӧfer, K., Schoffelen, J.-M., & Schriefers, H. (2016). Gender agreement violations modulate beta oscillatory dynamics during sentence comprehension: A comparison of second language learners and native speakers. Neuropsychologia, 89, 254-272.

  • Lemhöfer, K., Schriefers, H., & Indefrey, P. (2014). Idiosyncratic grammars: Syntactic processing in second language comprehension uses subjective feature representations. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

  • Diependaele, K., Lemhöfer, K., & Brysbaert, M. (2013). The word frequency effect in first and second language word recognition: A lexical entrenchment account. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66, 843-863.

  • Lemhöfer, K. & Broersma, M. (2012). Introducing LexTALE: A quick and valid Lexical Test for Advanced Learners of English. Behavior Research Methods, 44(2), 325-343.

  • Lemhöfer, K., Koester, D., & Schreuder, R. (2011). When 'bicycle pump' is harder to read than 'bicycle bell': Compound parsing in first and second language speakers. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 18(2), 364-370.

  • Lemhöfer, K., Dijkstra, T., Schriefers, H., Baayen, R.H., Grainger, J., & Zwitserlood, P. (2008). Native language influences on word recognition in a second language: A mega-study. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 34(1), 12-31.

  • Lemhöfer, K., Spalek, K., & Schriefers, H. (2008). Cross-language effects of grammatical gender in bilingual word recognition and production. Journal of Memory and Language, 59(3), 312-330.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Tracking second language acquisition through the wilds of natural language immersion: A cognitive-experimental approach (NWO Vidi project, awarded 03/2013)

  • Second language 'fossilization' and the perception of corrective input: A cognitive approach (NWO Veni project, awarded 12/2007)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Ad-hoc reviewer for the journals: Acta Psychologica, Behavior Research Methods, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Cognition, European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, Experimental Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psycholoyg: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, Journal of Memory and Language, Language and Cognitive Processes, Language Learning, Memory & Cognition, Neuropsychologia, Psychological Research, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

  • Reviewer for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Swiss Science Foundation

Media coverage

  • RU research report 2013


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