Short CV/Education and training

Current position

  • Ikerbasque Full Professor and “Speech & Bilingualism” research group leader at the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), San Sebastian, Spain

Previous positions

  • 2012 – 2019
    Ikerbasque Fellow and Associate Professor at the BCBL, San Sebastian, Spain

  • 2006 – 2012
    Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Bangor (UK) in Guillaume Thierry's lab; at the University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona, Spain) in Albert Costa's lab

  • 2005
    PhD in Cognitive science (University of Lyon, France). Supervisors: Drs. Nazir & Démonet. Title: Lexical and attentionnal ‘Top-down’ effects on visual word recognition. Event-Related Potential study on normal readers and dyslexic patients

Selected publications

  • Martin, C.D., & Nozari, N. (2020). Language control in bilingual production: Insights from error rate and error type in sentence production. Bilingualism : Language and Cognition, 1-15.

  • Alemán Bañón, J. & Martin, C.D. (2019). Anticipating information structure: An event-related potentials study of focus assignment via the it-cleft. Neuropsychologia, 134.

  • Kartushina, N. & Martin, C.D. (2019). Talker and acoustic variability in foreign speech sound production learning: Evidence from articulatory training. Language learning, 69(1), 71-105.

  • Caffarra, S. & Martin, C.D. (2019). Not all errors are the same: ERP sensitivity to error typicality in foreign accented speech perception. Cortex, 116, 308-320.

  • Martin, C.D., Branzi, F.M., Bar, M. (2018). Prediction is Production: The missing link between language production and comprehension. Scientific Reports, 8, 1079.

  • Martin, C.D., Molnar, M., & Carreiras, M. (2016). The proactive bilingual brain: Using interlocutor identity to generate predictions for language processing. Scientific Reports, 6, 26171.

  • Martin, C.D., Thierry, G., Kuipers, J-R., Boutonnet, B., Foucart, A., Costa, A. (2013). Bilinguals reading in their second language do not predict upcoming words as native readers do. Journal of Memory and Language, 69, 574-588.

  • Hernandez, M., Martin, C.D., Barcelo, F., Costa, A. (2013). Where is the bilingual advantage in task-switching? Journal of Memory and Language, 69(3) 257-276.

  • Martin, C.D., Nazir, T.A., Thierry, G., Paulignan, Y., Demonet, J.F (2006). Perceptual and lexical effects in letter identification: An event-related potential study of the word superiority effect. Brain Research, 1098(1): 153-60.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • ERC-2018-COG-819093. ERC Consolidator Grant. ReadCalibration: Phonemic representations in speech perception and production – Recalibration by reading acquisition. European Research Council. Principal investigator: Dr. Clara Martin. 1.875.000 euros, 2019 – 2024

  • P18-0756:1. Using Electroencephalography (EEG) to Investigate Anticipatory Processing in Second Language Speakers. Riksbankens Jubileumsfond. Principal investigator: Dr. José Aleman Bañon. Expert consultant: Dr. Clara Martin. 330.278 euros (BCBL budget: 35.000 euros), 2019-2023

  • PSI2017-82941-P. Project I+D Plan Nacional. Phonemic retuning induced by reading acquisition. MINECO, Spanish governement. Principal investigator: Dr. Clara Martin. 98.373 euros + FPI pre-doctoral grant,

    2018 – 2021

  • PIBA_2018_1_0029. Research Project. PRAD: Phonemic Recalibration in Average readers and Dyslexic children. Basque government. Principal investigator: Dr. Clara Martin. 50.000 euros, 2018 – 2020

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Expert for the “National Agency of Evaluation and Prospective” of the Spanish Minister of Economy and Competitiveness, since 2012

  • Board member of the Academic commission of the Cognitive Neuroscience PhD programme, University of the Basque Country

Media coverage

  • Press notes and radio interviews on bilingualism (Boulevard, EITB; Onda vasca; Cadena SER; Berria; RTVE; Diario vasco)


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