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Kristof Strijkers

Research scientist CNRS and Aix-Marseille University
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### **!Anouncement postdocotral position on brain and language research with me and Prof Liina Pylkkänen (NYU)!** We are looking for a motivated post-doctoral researcher for a period of 24 months to work on the ANR funded project ‘The Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Syntax across the Language Modalities (DynSyn),’ with Dr. Kristof Strijkers of AMU-France as PI and with Prof. Liina Pylkkänen of NYU-USA as an external collaborator. In this project, we investigate whether our brains compute syntax similarly in language production and language perception. As a post-doctoral researcher, you would have two principal roles: (1) be the lead in a research project investigating syntactic processing in production and perception with fMRI and/or EEG/MEG (we offer flexibility in paradigm, technique, etc.) (2) collaborate on M/EEG studies on the same topic with a PhD candidate in the team (Bissera Ivanova). Applicants should hold a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., cognitive science, linguistics, psychology, neuroscience, biology), and have prior experience with neuroimaging techniques like EEG, MEG and/or fMRI. A strong background in psycho-/neuro-linguistic theory will be considered a significant plus. Start: January-February 2024 Duration: 24 months Monthly salary: ~2200€ net/month (dependent on experience) A complete application (via email; see below) should contain: 1. up to date CV 2. Letter of motivation (max. 2 pages) 3. Two reference letters All documents should be sent via email to Deadline: 15 October, 2023 ------------------------------------------------ **Short CV Kristof Strijkers:** Born on the 15th of March 1983 in Rumst (Antwerp - Belgium). I earned my **MA in psychology (Theoretical and Experimental Psychology) at the University of Ghent (Belgium) in 2006.** Afterwards, I moved to Barcelona (Spain) where I received another **MA in Cognitive Neurosciences and Language in 2007 at the Universitat de Barcelona (UB; Spain)**. In 2007 I started my PhD ("The Electrophysiology of Language Production: Lexical Access in Picture Naming") at the **University of Barcelona and I received my PhD title in Cognitive Neuroscience and Language in February 2012**. After my PhD I became a **Marie Curie post-doctoral fellow of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) at the Laboratoire de Psychology Cognitive (LPC) in France**, where I explored the role of intention and goal-directed behavior in language processing with neurophysiological techniques such as ERPs and MEG. **Since 2014 I am a full-time CNRS researcher at the Laboratoire Parole et Langage (LPL) in Aix-en-Provence**. In my research I attempt to bridge traditional linguistics and psycho-linguistics with neuroscience. In this manner I aim to understand how complex cognitive behavior as language production and comprehension can be explained in terms of basic neurobiological properties of the brain and its neural code. My main topics of research: **1)** The spatiotemporal dynamics of language production and comprehension; **2)** The role of top-down attention and goal-directed behavior in language processing; **3)** The neural representations of words in the monolingual and bilingual brain. **Received Grants (as PI):** * **ANR-PRC grant (ANR-22-CE28-DynSyn):'’DynSyn’**: *The Spatiotemporal Dynamics of syntax in Language Production vs Perception'.(together with Liina Pylkkänen of NYU-USA). Budget: € 225.000* - **Scientific Coordinator H2020 Marie Sklowdoska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks of the EU (MSCA-ITN-2017-ETN) (2022-2024):** *COnversational BRAins (COBRA: https://www.cobra- Budget: € 4.000.000.* - **H2020 Marie Sklowdoska-Curie Actions Inovative Training Networks (ITN) (2019-2023): *'COBRA:*** *Conversational Brains'* (main responsible of ESR3: Does prediction drive neural alignment?). Budget: € 4.000.000 - **ANR-DFG Franco-allemand (FRAL) grant (2019-2022):** '***PhoNet****: Phonological Networks in Speech Production and Perception'* (together with Friedemann Pulvermuller at the FUB, as PI of the German Team). Budget: € 500.000 - **ANR JCJC grant (grant nr.:** **ANR-16-CE28-0007-01) (2016-2020): *'TIBLT:*** *Towards an Integrated Brain Language Theory'.* Budget: € 154.000 - **ILCB grant (ANR-16-CONV-0002) (2018-2020): '***Investigating the neurophysiology of abstract noun production with referential naming tasks' (post-doctoral grant awarded to Dr. Raphael Fargier, with K. Strijkers as supervisor).* Budget: € 110.000 - **Intra-European Fellow (IEF) Marie Curie Actions (IEF-2012-302807) (2012-2014):** '***ILP:*** *Intention in Language Processing' (post-docotoral grant awarded to K. Strijkers, with J. Grainger as supervisor).* Budget: € 165.000 **Supervision post-doctoral students:** - Dr. Amie Fairs *(Towards an integrated brain language theory)* (TIBLT project - ANR-JCJC, main supervisor: Kristof Strijkers) - Dr. Raphael Fargier *(Investigating the neurophysiology of abstract noun production with referential naming tasks)* (ILCB postdoctoral grant) **Supervision PhD students:** - Bissera Ivanova (*The spatiotemporal dynamics of syntax across the language modalities)* (ANR-PRC grant DynSyn, main supervisor: Kristof Strijkers) - Emilia Kerr (*Does prediction drive neural alignment?)* (CoBra Project - ITN-H2020, main supervisor: Kristof Strijkers) - Kseniia Dmitrieva *(Phonological Networks in Language Production and Perception)* (PhoNet project - ANR-FRAL; main supervisor: Kristof Strijkers) - Guisy Cirillo *(Prediction and allignment in joint action)* (co-supervision; main supervisors: Dr. N. Nguyen, Dr. C. Baus) **Editorial responsabilities (international peer-reviewed journals) :** - 2021 - ...: **Associate Editor** of the ***Journal of Neurolinguistics*** - 2019 - ...: **Review Editor** of ***PLoS ONE*** **Teaching (Aix-Marseille University & ILCB):** - Main responsable of the speciality ('parcours') 'Language, Communication and the Brain' (LCC) of the MA 'SciCo' (2018-2021) - Responsible teacher of the courses (UEs) + 45h teaching/year: 'Language, Communication and the Brain 1' (LCB1; in M1 of SciCo) and 'Language, Communication and the Brain 2' (LCB2; in M2 of SciCo)

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Effects of Shared Attention on joint language production across processing stages

Giusy Cirillo , Kristof Strijkers , Elin Runnqvist , Cristina Baus
Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 2023, pp.1-12. ⟨10.1080/23273798.2023.2260021⟩
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The Same Ultra-Rapid Parallel Brain Dynamics Underpin the Production and Perception of Speech

Amie Fairs , Amandine Michelas , Sophie Dufour , Kristof Strijkers
Cerebral Cortex Communications, 2021, 2 (3), ⟨10.1093/texcom/tgab040⟩
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Special Issue on Language Production and bilingualism. In memoriam of Albert Costa.

Kristof Strijkers , Arturo Hernandez , Albert Costa
Journal of Neurolinguistics, 2021, 58, pp.100966. ⟨10.1016/j.jneuroling.2020.100966⟩
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Memories: Albert Costa's legacy

Cristina Baus , Marco Calabria , Jon Andoni Duñabeitia , Mireia Hernandez , Iva Ivanova
Journal of Neurolinguistics, 2021, 58, pp.100967. ⟨10.1016/j.jneuroling.2020.100967⟩
Journal articles hal-03095364v1

Characterizing lexicalization and self-monitoring processes in bilingual speech production

Cristina Baus , Mikel Santesteban , Elin Runnqvist , Kristof Strijkers , Albert Costa
Journal of Neurolinguistics, 2020, 56, pp.100934. ⟨10.1016/j.jneuroling.2020.100934⟩
Journal articles hal-02913144v1

Does the brain recruit the same word representations across language production and perception? A registered report MEG study.

Amie Fairs , Xenia Dmitrieva , Valérie C Chanoine , Benjamin Morillon , Amandine Michelas
Cortex, 2020
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Error-based learning and lexical competition in word production: Evidence from multilingual naming

Elin Runnqvist , Kristof Strijkers , Albert Costa
PLoS ONE, 2019, 14 (3), pp.e0213765. ⟨10.1371/journal.pone.0213765⟩
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Grammatical class modulates the (left) inferior frontal gyrus within 100 milliseconds when syntactic context is predictive

Kristof Strijkers , Valérie C Chanoine , Dashiel Munding , Anne-Sophie Dubarry , Agnès Trébuchon
Scientific Reports, 2019, 9, pp.4830. ⟨10.1038/s41598-019-41376-x⟩
Journal articles hal-02072504v1
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The cortical dynamics of speaking: Lexical and phonological knowledge simultaneously recruit the frontal and temporal cortex within 200 ms

Kristof Strijkers , Albert Costa , Friedemann Pulvermuller
NeuroImage, 2017, 163, pp.206-219. ⟨10.1016/j.neuroimage.2017.09.041⟩
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Pupillary Responses to Words That Convey a Sense of Brightness or Darkness

Sebastiaan Mathôt , Jonathan Grainger , Kristof Strijkers
Psychological Science, 2017, 28 (8), pp.1116-1124. ⟨10.1177/0956797617702699⟩
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The cortical dynamics of speaking: present shortcomings and future avenues

Kristof Strijkers
Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 2016, 31 (4), pp.484-503. ⟨10.1080/23273798.2015.1120878⟩
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Can hierarchical models display parallel cortical dynamics? A non-hierarchical alternative of brain language theory.

Kristof Strijkers
Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 2016, 31 (4), pp.465-469. ⟨10.1080/23273798.2015.1096403⟩
Journal articles hal-01460055v1
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A neural-assembly based view on word production: the bilingual test case.

Kristof Strijkers
Language Learning, 2016, 66 (S2), pp.92 - 131. ⟨10.1111/lang.12191⟩
Journal articles hal-01452800v1
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Embodiment as preparation: Pupillary responses to words that convey a sense of brightness or darkness

Sebastian Mathot , Jonathan Grainger , Kristof Strijkers
PeerJ, 2016, non paginé. ⟨10.7287/peerj.preprints.1795v1⟩
Journal articles hal-01460062v1
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Semantic interference and its control: A functional neuroimaging and connectivity study

Canini Matteo , Rosa Pasquale Anthony Della , Catricalà Eleonora , Branzi Francesca Martina , Costa Albert
Human Brain Mapping, 2016, 37 (11), pp.4179-4196. ⟨10.1002/hbm.23304⟩
Journal articles hal-01452813v1

On words and brains: linking psycholinguistics with neural dynamics in speech production

Kristof Strijkers , Albert Costa
Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 2016, 4, pp.524-535. ⟨10.1080/23273798.2016.1158845⟩
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Do bilinguals show neural differences with monolinguals when processing their native language?

Maria-Angeles Palomar-Garcia , Elisenda Bueicheku , Cesar Avila , Ana Sanjuan , María-Ángeles Palomar-García
Brain and Language, 2015, Vol. 142, 142, pp.36-44. ⟨10.1016/j.bandl.2015.01.004⟩
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Seeing the Same Words Differently : The Time Course of Automaticity and Top–Down Intention in Reading

Kristof Strijkers , Daisy Bertrand , Jonathan Grainger
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2015, 27 (8), pp.1542-1551. ⟨10.1162/jocn_a_00797⟩
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Kristof Strijkers , Friedemann Pulvermüller , Albert Costa
Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 2013, S, pp.164
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The temporal dynamics of first versus second language production

Kristof Strijkers , Cristina Baus , Elin Runnqvist , Ian Fitzpatrick , Albert Costa
Brain and Language, 2013, 127 (1), pp.6-11. ⟨10.1016/j.bandl.2013.07.008⟩
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When does word frequency influence written production?

Cristina Baus , Kristof Strijkers , Albert Costa
Frontiers in Psychology, 2013, 4, pp.963. ⟨10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00963⟩
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The impact of early bilingualism on controlling a language learned late: an ERP study

Clara D. Martin , Kristof Strijkers , Mikel Santesteban , Carles Escera , Robert J. Hartsuiker
Frontiers in Psychology, 2013, 4, pp.815. ⟨10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00815⟩
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The poor helping the rich: How can incomplete representations monitor complete ones?

Kristof Strijkers , Elin Runnqvist , Albert Costa , Phillip Holcomb
Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 2013, 36 (4), pp.374-375. ⟨10.1017/S0140525X12002695⟩
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Cumulative semantic interference is blind to language: Implications for models of bilingual speech production

Elin Runnqvist , Kristof Strijkers , F-Xavier Alario , Albert Costa
Journal of Memory and Language, 2012, 66 (4), pp.850-869. ⟨10.1016/j.jml.2012.02.007⟩
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Riding the Lexical Speedway: A Critical Review on the Time Course of Lexical Selection in Speech Production

Kristof Strijkers , Albert Costa
Frontiers in Psychology, 2011, 2, ⟨10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00356⟩
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On the temporal and functional origin of L2 disadvantages in speech production: a critical review

Elin Runnqvist , Kristof Strijkers , Jasmin Sadat , Albert Costa
Frontiers in Psychology, 2011, 2, ⟨10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00379⟩
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Conscious intention to speak proactively facilitates lexical access during overt object naming

Kristof Strijkers , Phillip J Holcomb , Albert Costa
Journal of Memory and Language, 2011, 65 (4), pp.345-362. ⟨10.1016/j.jml.2011.06.002⟩
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Tracking Lexical Access in Speech Production: Electrophysiological Correlates of Word Frequency and Cognate Effects

Kristof Strijkers , Albert Costa , Guillaume Thierry
Cerebral Cortex, 2010, 20 (4), pp.912-928. ⟨10.1093/cercor/bhp153⟩
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The time course of word retrieval revealed by event-related brain potentials during overt speech

Albert Costa , Kristof Strijkers , Clara Martin , Guillaume Thierry
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2009, 15, pp.21442 - 21446
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Current Issues in the Psychology of Language: Language Production

Robert Hartsuiker , Kristof Strijkers
Robert Hartsuiker; Kristof Strijkers. Language Production, pp.1-3, 2023
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Lexical access in speech production

Emilia Kerr , Bissera Ivanova , Kristof Strijkers
Language Production, 2023, ⟨10.31234/⟩
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Lexical access in speech production: Psycho- and neurolinguistics perspectives on the spatiotemporal dynamics

Emilia Kerr , Bissera Ivanova , Kristof Strijkers
Robert Hartsuiker & Kristof Strijkers. Current issues in the Psychology of Language, Routledge press (Taylor & Francis), inPress
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Adaptive prediction in the joint production of speech

Giusy Cirillo , Cristina Baus , Elin Runnqvist , Kristof Strijkers , Noël Nguyen
8th bi-annual Joint Action Meeting (JAM), Jul 2019, Genova, Italy.
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