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Dr Petroula (Betty) Mousikou

BA AUTH, MA Complutense, MA CogNeuroPsych Complutense, BA Complutense, PhD Macq.

Petroula (Betty) Mousikou

Associate Investigator

Contact Details

email : mousikou@mpib-berlin.mpg.de
Homepage : https://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/en/staff/betty-mousikou

External Address

Max Planck Research Group REaD (Reading Education and Development)
Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Germany

Profile

I am a psycholinguist with interdisciplinary training in Cognitive Science, Linguistics, Cognitive Neuropsychology, Speech and Language Therapy, and Education, interested in understanding the mechanisms that underpin our ability to process and produce language, and how such mechanisms may fail to operate in acquired and developmental speech and language disorders. I am currently working on an ANR-DFG funded project, awarded to Dr Sascha Schroeder (MPI-Berlin) and Prof Jonathan Grainger (CNRS-Marseille) that investigates the role of morphology on reading development longitudinally and cross-linguistically.

I am also a co-Investigator on a British Academy funded project that investigates how listeners perceive word stress (Rastle & Mousikou, 2015-2016), a co-Investigator on a Leverhulme Trust funded project that uses a combination of behavioural, neuropsychological, and computational modelling methods to investigate how people read polysyllabic words (Rastle, Coltheart, Tree, & Mousikou, 2013-2016), and an Associate Investigator of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (http://www.ccd.edu.au/).

Recent External Appointments

  • Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Memory and Language. (2015 continuing)
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. (2015 continuing)
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Memory & Cognition. (2015 continuing)
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. (2013 continuing)
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition. (2013 continuing)
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Journal of Cognitive Psychology. (2012 continuing)
  • Ad hoc reviewer, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. (2009 continuing)

External Memberships

  • European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP)
  • International Phonetic Association (IPA)
  • Member of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS)
  • Fellow of the Psychonomic Society
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Awards

  • Macquarie University Research Excellence Awards: Highly Commended 'Innovative Technologies' (2015), Badcock, N.A., McArthur, G., de Lissa, P., Preece, K.A., de Wit, B., Fieder, N., Mousikou, P., Thie, J., Mahajan, Y., Yau, S., Brock, J., Sorensen, S., & Glenn, K. "Efficient and child-friendly measures of brain activity using a video-gaming system."
  • Macquarie University Research Excellence Awards: Highly Commended for Excellence in Research – Social Sciences, Business & Humanities (2013), Badcock, N.A., McArthur, G., de Lissa, P., Mousikou, P., Mahajan, Y., & Thie, J. "A video-gaming system to measure event related brain activity in research."
  • Australasian Society for Experimental Psychology Student Presentation Awards (2008), Mousikou, P. Awarded for an outstanding Student Talk at EPC08.

Recent Grants Awarded

  • British Academy (2015 - 2016) "Acoustic determinants of stress in speech perception." (£9,529) Rastle, K., & Mousikou, P. ($20,000)
  • Experimental Psychology Society (2014 - 2015) "Morphological effects on articulation" (£2,500). Mousikou, P. ($5,297)
  • Leverhulme Trust Research Grant (2013 - 2016) "Moving beyond the monosyllable in models of skilled reading.” (£161,537). Rastle, K., Coltheart, M., Tree, J., & Mousikou, P. ($275,243)
  • British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2012 - 2015) "Developing a comprehensive theory of speech." (£267,812). Mousikou, P. ($407,400)

Media Engagement

  • Emotiv - The Science. Emotiv website. 26 May 2016. (Badcock, N., Mousikou, P., Mahajan, Y., de Lissa, P., McArthur, G.)

Selected Publications

Periodicals

  • Mousikou, P., Sadat, J., Lucas, R., & Rastle, K. (2017). Moving beyond the monosyllable in models of skilled reading: Mega-study of disyllabic nonword reading. Journal of Memory and Language, 93, 169-192. doi:10.1016/j.jml.2016.09.003
  • Ktori, M., Tree, J.J., Mousikou, P., Coltheart, M., & Rastle, K. (2016). Prefixes repel stress in reading aloud: Evidence from surface dyslexia. Cortex, 74, 191-205. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2015.10.009
  • Mousikou, P., & Rastle, K. (2015). Lexical frequency effects on articulation: A comparison of picture naming and reading aloud [Special Issue]. Frontiers in Psychology, 6, 1571. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01571
  • Mousikou, P., Kinoshita, S., Wu, S., & Norris, D. (2015). Transposed-letter priming effects in reading aloud words and nonwords. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 22, 1437–1442. doi:10.3758/s13423-015-0806-7
  • Mousikou, P., Rastle, K., Besner, D., & Coltheart, M. (2015). The locus of serial processing in reading aloud: Orthography-to-phonology computation or speech planning? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 41(4), 1076-1099. doi:10.1037/xlm0000090
  • Mousikou, P., Roon, K., & Rastle, K. (2015). Masked primes activate feature representations in reading aloud. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition, 41(3), 636-649. doi:10.1037/xlm0000072
  • Mousikou, P., & Coltheart, M. (2014). The serial nature of the masked onset priming effect revisited. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67(11), 2239-2246. doi:10.1080/17470218.2014.915332
  • Badcock, N.A., Mousikou, P., Mahajan, Y., de Lissa, P., Thie, J., & McArthur, G.M. (2013). Validation of the Emotiv EPOC® EEG gaming system for measuring research quality auditory ERPs. PeerJ, 1, e38. doi:10.7717/peerj.38
  • Simpson, I.C., Mousikou, P., Montoya, J.M., & Defior, S. (2013). A letter visual-similarity matrix for Latin-based alphabets. Behavior Research Methods, 45(2), 431-439. doi:10.3758/s13428-012-0271-4
  • Caravolas, M., Lervåg, A., Mousikou, P., Efrim, C., Litavsky, M., Onochie-Quintanilla, E., Salas, N., Schöffelová, M., Defior, S,. Mikulajová, M., Seidlová-Málková, G., & Hulme, C. (2012). Common patterns of prediction of literacy development in different alphabetic orthographies. Psychological Science, 23(6), 678-686.
  • Mousikou, P., Coltheart, M., & Saunders, S. (2010). Computational modeling of the masked onset priming effect in reading aloud [Special Issue]. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 22(5), 725-763. [Link]
  • Mousikou, P., Coltheart, M., Finkbeiner, M. & Saunders, S. (2010). Can the dual-route cascaded computational model of reading offer a valid account of the masked onset priming effect? The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63(5), 984-1003.
  • Mousikou, P., Coltheart, M., Saunders, S., & Yen, L. (2010). Is the orthographic/phonological onset a single unit in reading aloud? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 36(1), 175-194.

Published Abstracts

  • Mousikou, P., Francis, K., & Crewe, S. (2012). Nonword reading strategies in developing readers: A computational modelling account [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2012 Australian Psychology Conferences, CDROM.
  • Mousikou, P., Coltheart, M., & Saunders, S. (2009). Computational modelling of the masked onset priming effect in reading aloud [Abstract]. Combined Abstracts of 2009 Australian Psychology Conferences, CDROM.
  • Mousikou, P., Coltheart, M. & Saunders, S. (2008). What is the nature of the masked onset priming effect: phonological, graphemic or both? Evidence from behavioural and computational data [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 60(Suppl. 1), 88.
  • Mousikou, P., Coltheart, M., & Finkbeiner, M. (2007). Masked onset priming and DRC: Predictions and explanations of effects of position of prime-target overlap and of prime duration [Abstract]. Australian Journal of Psychology, 59(Suppl. 2007), 48.
  • Mousikou, P., Coltheart, M., & Finkbeiner, M. (2007). The masked onset priming effect and reading aloud: effects of position of prime-target overlap and of prime duration [Abstract]. Proceedings of the Experimental Psychology Society 2007, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60(12), 1697-1715.
  • Mousikou, P. (2004). Campus virtual: la perspectiva del alumno [Abstract]. I Jornada Campus Virtual UCM: En apoyo del aprendizaje en la Universidad, hacia el espacio europeo de educacion superior, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Vicerrectorado de innovacion, organizacion y calidad.
  • Sainz, J.S., Mousikou, P., Jorge, G.B., & Cantos-Figuerola, P. (2003). Conjoining letters into words: brain response correlates of lexical and attentional mechanisms in lexical substitution errors [Abstract]. Journal of Psychophysiology, 17(Suppl. 1).

Published Conference Proceedings

  • Mousikou, P., Strycharczuk, P., Turk, A., Rastle, K., & Scobbie, J.M. (2015). Morphological effects on pronunciation. In The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 (Ed.), Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: University of Glasgow.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Mousikou, P., & Rastle, K. (2016, May). Megastudy of sublexical cues to stress assignment in English: Behavioural and computational data. Paper presented at the International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Granada, Spain.
  • Mousikou, P., Strycharczuk, P., Turk, A., Rastle, K., & Scobbie, J.M. (2015, September). Morphological effects on pronunciation. Paper presented at the 19th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), Paphos, Cyprus.
  • Mousikou, P., Strycharczuk, P., Turk, A., Rastle, K., & Scobbie, J.M. (2015, August). Morphological effects on pronunciation. Paper presented at the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Glasgow, UK.
  • Sadat, J., Mousikou, P., Lucas, R., & Rastle, K. (2014, November). Moving beyond the monosyllable: Model comparisons and large-scale data from pseudoword reading. Paper presented at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Long Beach, California, USA.
  • Mousikou, P., Roon, K., & Rastle, K. (2014, July). Masked orthographic primes affect articulatory planning in reading aloud. Poster session presented at the 13th International Workshop on Language Production, Geneva, Switzerland.
  • Mousikou, P., Roon, K.D., & Rastle, K. (2013, August). Activation of phonetic features in masked priming. Paper presented at the 18th Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology (ESCoP), Budapest, Hungary.
  • Mousikou, P., Roon, K.D., & Rastle, K. (2013, July). Activation of phonetic features in masked priming. Paper presented at the Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society (EPS), Bangor, UK.
  • Mousikou, P., Francis, K., & Crewe, S. (2012, April). Nonword reading strategies in developing readers: A computational modelling account. Paper presented at the 39th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Sydney.
  • Mousikou, P., & Crewe, S. (2011, April). Can recent computational models of reading account for children’s nonword reading strategies? Poster session presented at the Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society, Oxford, UK.
  • Mousikou, P., Coltheart, M., & Saunders, S. (2009, April). Computational modelling of the masked onset priming effect in reading aloud. Paper presented at the 36th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Wollongong, Australia.
  • Mousikou, P., Coltheart, M. & Saunders, S. (2008, April). What is the nature of the masked onset priming effect: phonological, graphemic or both? Evidence from behavioural and computational data. Paper presented at the 35th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference, Fremantle.
  • Mousikou, P., & Coltheart, M. (2007, December). Is the phonological onset a unit in the very early stages of reading aloud? Presentation given at the Postgraduate Research Festival, Macquarie University.
  • Mousikou, P., Coltheart, M. & Finkbeiner, M. (2007, April). The masked onset priming and DRC: Predictions and explanations of effects of position of prime-target overlap and of prime duration. Paper presented at the 34th Australasian Experimental Psychology Conference (EPC), Canberra.
  • Mousikou, P., Coltheart, M. & Finkbeiner, M. (2007, January). The masked onset priming effect and reading aloud: effects of position of prime-target overlap and of prime duration. Poster session presented at the Meeting of the Experimental Psychology Society, London, UK.
  • Mousikou, P., Coltheart, M. & Finkbeiner, M. (2006, December). Computational modelling of the masked priming effect. Paper presented at the Postgraduate Research Festival, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Mousikou, P. (2004, May). Campus virtual: la perspectiva del alumno. Paper presented at the 1st Jornada Campus Virtual UCM, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Complutense de M.
  • Sainz, J.S., Mousikou, P., De Jorge, G. & Cantos-Figuerola, P. (2003, September). Conjoining letters into words: brain response correlates of lexical and attentional mechanisms in lexical substitution errors. Paper presented at the 5th Congress of the Federation of European Psychophysiology Societies (FEPS), Bordeaux, France.
  • Sainz, J.S., Villalba, C., Jorge, G.B., & Mousikou, P. (2003, June). Conjoining letters into words: Attention- and lexicon-based effects on the commission of lexical errors. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Boulder, USA.
  • Sainz, J.S., Villalba, C., Mousikou, P., & Jorge, G.B. (2002, November). Mecanismes cerebrals en la substitucio de paraules: observacions en el reconeixement de paraules y objectes. Paper presented at the Quarta Jornada sobre dislexia a Catalunya, Auditori de la Merce, Girona, Spain.
  • Sainz, J.S., Villalba, C., & Mousikou, P. (2002, July). Conjunciones ilusorias con palabras y dibujos: subyacen los mismos mecanismos cerebrales? Paper presented at the III Congreso Espanol de Psicofisiologia, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
  • Sainz, J.S., Villalba, C., & Mousikou, P. (2002, June). Illusory word- and illusory object-conjunctions: Are the same brain mechanisms in use? Paper presented at the 9th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), Chicago, USA.
  • Mousikou, P., & Sainz, J.S. (2002, April). Predictores Longitudinales de Competencia Lectora: Un Estudio Preliminar. Poster session presented at the IV Congreso de la Sociedad Espanola de Psicologia Experimental (SEPEX), Oviedo, Spain.

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