Associate Professor

Cognitive Psychology Department

Institute of Biomedical Technologies (ITB)

University of La Laguna, Spain

e-mail: hbarber@ull.edu.es

Phone: +34 922 317956

BCBL– Affiliated Researcher

- Visual word recognition

- Parafoveal perception during reading

- Semantic representation

- Grammatical agreement

- Bilingualism

Dr. Horacio A. Barber obtained his PhD at the University of La Laguna in 2002. Between 2003 and 2005 he was awarded with grants that permitted him to pursue postdoctoral positions at the University of California San Diego (UCSD, USA) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU, Israel), under the supervision of Dr. Marta Kutas and Dr. Shlomo Bentin respectively. In the year 2006 he worked as a Research Fellow at the University College London (UCL, UK), in the Laboratory of Dr. Gabriella Vigliocco. Afterwards, he was awarded with a five years research contract from the Program Ramón y Cajal of the Spanish Government, and since 2011 he has been working as an associated professor at the University of La Laguna. At the beginning of 2009 he become director of the Cognitive Neuroscience and Psycholinguistics Laboratory, founded by Dr. Manuel Carreiras.

- Morera, Y., van der Meij, M., de Vega, M., & Barber, H.A.(2019). Are Sensory-Motor Relationships Encoded ad hoc or by Default?: An ERP Study. Frontiers in Psychology, 10,966. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00966

- Schauenburg, G., Conrad, M., von Scheve, C., Barber, H.A., Ambrasat, J., Aryani, A., & - Schröder, T. (2019). Making sense of social interaction: Emotional coherence drives semantic integration as assessed by event-related potentials. Neuropsychologia, 125 (4), 1-13.

- Dampuré, J., López-Peréz, P.J., & Barber, H.A. (2018). Meaning-based attentional guidance as a function of foveal and visual working memory loads. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience 34 (1), 1-12. DOI: 10.1080/23273798.2018.1484149

- Quiñones, I., Molinaro, N., Mancini, S., Hernández-Cabrera, J.A., Barber, H.A., & Carreiras, M. (2018). Tracing the interplay between syntactic and lexical features: fMRI evidence from agreement comprehension. NeuroImage,175, 259–271.

- Caffarra, S., Barber, H.A., Molinaro, N., & Carreiras, M. (2017). When the end matters: Influence of gender cues during agreement computation in bilinguals. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 32, 1069-1085.

- López-Peréz, P. J., Dampuré, J., Hernández-Cabrera, J. A., Barber, H. A. (2016). Semantic parafoveal-on-foveal effects and preview benefits in reading:Evidence from Fixation Related Potentials. Brain and Language, 162, 29-34.

- Caffarra, S., & Barber, H.A. (2015). Does the ending matter? The role of gender-to-ending consistency in sentence Reading. Brain Research, 1605, 83–92.

- Carreiras, M., Quiñones, I., Mancini, S., Hernández-Cabrera, J. A., & Barber, H. A. (2015). Verbal and nominal agreement: An fMRI study. Neuroimage, 120, 88-103.

- Janssen, N., Hernández-Cabrera, J. A., van der Meij, M., & Barber, H. A. (2015). Tracking the Time Course of Competition During Word Production: Evidence for a Post-Retrieval Mechanism of Conflict Resolution. Cerebral Cortex, 25(9), 156-159.

- Caffarra, S., Janssen, N., & Barber, H.A (2014). Two sides of gender: ERP evidence for the presence of two routes during gender agreement processing. Neuropsychologia, 63, 124-134.

- Molinaro, N., Barber, H.A., Caffarra, S., & Carreiras, M. (2014). On the left anterior negativity (LAN): The case of morphosyntactic agreement. Cortex, 66, 2960-2969.

- Barber, H.A., van der Meij, M., & Kutas, M. (2013). An electrophysiological analysis of contextual and temporal constraints on parafoveal word processing. Psychophysiology, 50(1):48-59

- Barber, H.A., Otten, L.J., Kousta, S.T, & Vigliocco, G. (2013). Concreteness in word processing: ERP and behavioral effects in a lexical decision task. Brain & Language, 125(1):47-53

- Molinaro, N., Barber, H.A., Pérez, A., Parkkonen, L., & Carreiras, M. (2013). Left fronto-temporal dynamics during agreement processing: Evidence for feature-specific computations. Neuroimage, 78, 339-352

- Muñoz, S., Perea, M., García-Orza, J., & Barber, H.A. (2012). Electrophysiological signatures of masked transposition priming in a same-different task: Evidence with strings of letters vs. pseudoletters. Neuroscience Letters, 515(1):71-6

- Carreiras, M., Pattamadilok, C., Meseguer, E., Barber, H., & Devlin, J.T. (2012). Broca’s area plays a causal role in morphosyntactic processing. Neuropsychologia, 50(5):816-20

- Janssen, N., Barber, H. A. (2012). Phrase Frequency Effects in Language Production. PLoS ONE 7(3): e33202. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0033202

- Leone-Fernández, B., Molinaro, N., Carreiras, M., & Barber, H. A. (2012). Objects, events and ‘‘to be’’ verbs in Spanish – An ERP study of the syntax–semantics interface. Brain and Language, 120, 127-134.

- Barber, H.A., Shir, B., Bentin, S., & Kutas, M. (2011). Parafoveal perception during sentence reading?: An ERP paradigm using rapid serial visual presentation (RSVP) with flankers. Psychophysiology, 48, 523-531.

- Vigliocco, G., Vinson, D.P., Druks, J., Barber, H.A., & Cappa, S.F. (2011). Nouns and Verbs in the Brain: A Review of Behavioural, Electrophysiological, Neuropsychological and Imaging Studies. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 35, 407-442.

- Janssen, N., Carreiras, M., & Barber, H.A. (2011). Electrophysiological effects of semantic context in picture and word naming. Neuroimage, 57, 1243-1250.

- Gillon-Dowens, M., Carreiras, M., Guo, T., Guo, J., & Barber, H.A. (2011). Gender and Number processing in Chinese Learners of Spanish: Evidence from Event Related Potentials. Neuropsychologia, 49, 1651-1659.

- Molinaro, N., Barber, H.A., & Carreiras, M. (2011). Grammatical agreement processing: ERP findings and future directions. Cortex, 47, 908-930.

- van der Meij, M., Cuetos, F., Carreiras, M., & Barber, H.A. (2011). Electrophysiological correlates of language switching in second language learners. Psychophysiology, 48, 44-54

- Barber, H.A., Doñamayor, N., Kutas, M., & Münte, T. (2010). Parafoveal N400 effect during sentence reading. Neuroscience Letters, 479(2), 152-156

- Barber, H.A., Kousta, S.K., Otten, L.J., & Vigliocco, G. (2010). Event-related potentials to event-related words: Grammatical class and semantic attributes in the representation of knowledge. Brain Research, 1332, 65-74

- Candidi, M., Leone-Fernandez, B., Barber, H.A., Carreiras, M., & Aglioti, S. (2010). Hands on the future: facilitation of cortico-spinal hand-representations when reading the future tense of hand-related action verbs. European Journal of Neuroscience, 32(4), 677-683

- Gillon-Dowens, M., Vergara, M., Barber, H.A., & Carreiras, M. (2010). Morpho-syntactic processing in late second language learners. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22(8), 1870-1887

- Carreiras, M., Carr, L., Barber, H.A., & Hernandez, A. (2010). Where syntax meets math: Right Intraparietal Sulcus activation in response to grammatical number agreement violations. Neuroimage, 49, 1741-1749

- Molinaro, N., Conrad, M., Barber, H.A., & Carreiras, M. (2010). On the functional nature of the N400: Contrasting effects related to visual word recognition and contextual semantic integration. Cognitive Neuroscience, 1, 1-7

- Gillon-Dowens, M., Vergara, M., Barber, H.A.,  &  Carreiras, M. (2009). Morpho-syntactic processing in late second language learnersJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22 (8): 1870-1887.

- Vigliocco, G., Vinson, D.P., Arciuli, J., & Barber, H.A. (2008). The role of grammatical class on word recognitionBrain and Language, 105 (3): 175-184.

- Barber, H.A., & Kutas, M. (2007). Interplay between computational models and cognitive electrophysiology in visual word recognitionBrain Research Reviews, 53 (1): 98-123.

- Barber, H., & Carreiras, M. (2005). Grammatical gender and number agreement in Spanish: An ERP comparison. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17 (1): 137-153.

- Carreiras M., Vergara M., & Barber, H. (2005). Early ERP effects of syllabic processing during visual word recognition. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17 (11): 1803-1817.

- Barber, H., Vergara M., &  Carreiras, M. (2004). Syllable-frequency effects in visual word recognition: Evidence from ERPs. Neuroreport, 15 (3): 545-548.

- Carreiras, M., Salillas, E., & Barber, H. (2004). Event Related Potentials elicited during parsing of ambiguous Relative Clauses in SpanishCognitive Brain Research, 20 (1): 98-105.

- Barber, H., Salillas, E. & Carreiras, M. (2004). Gender or genders agreement? In M. Carreiras & C. Clifton (Eds.): On-line study of sentence comprehension; Eyetracking, ERP and beyond. Psychology Press, 309-328.

- Domínguez, A., de Vega, & Barber, H. (2004). Event Related Potentials elicited by morphological, homographic and semantic primingJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 16 (4): 598-608.

- Barber, H., & Carreiras, M. (2003). Integrating Gender and Number Information in Spanish Word Pairs: An ERP Study. Cortex, 39: 465-482.

- Barber, H., Domínguez, A., & de Vega, M. (2002). Human brain potentials indicate morphological decomposition in visual word recognitionNeuroscience Letters, 318: 149-152.