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Maria Cruz Martin Garcia

Maria Cruz Martin Garcia
2013-2014, 2012-2013, Postdoctoral Fellow
Maria Cruz Martin Garcia


I received my PhD in Psychology at the University of Granada (Spain) in 2011. After finishing my PhD, I got a postdoctoral fellowship from the University of Granada at the Department of Experimental Psychology. My research interests focus on cognitive control processes involved in language selection in different bilingual populations. Specifically, I am interested in exploring some aspects related to language control, like the time course of inhibition. At the Center for Language Science, I am developing a research project investigating cognitive control and inhibitory mechanisms in bilingual production.

Selected Publications:
Macizo, P., Herrera, A., Roman, P., and Martín, M. C. (2011). Proficiency in a second language influences the processing of number words. Journal of Cognitive Psychology,23, 915-921.
Macizo, P., Herrera, A., Roman, P., and Martín, M. C. (2011). The processing of two-digit numbers in bilinguals. British Journal of Psychology, 102, 464-477.
Macizo, P., Herrera, A., Martín, M. C., and Roman, P. (2010). Second language acquisition influences the processing of number words. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 9, 1128-1134.
Macizo, P., Bajo, M. T., and Martín M. C. (2010). Inhibitory processes in bilingual language comprehension: Evidence from Spanish-English interlexical homographs.Journal of Memory and Language, 63, 232-244.
Martín, M. C., Macizo, P., and Bajo, M. T. (2010). Time course of inhibitory processes in bilingual language processing. British Journal of Psychology, 101, 679-693.
Gomez-Ariza, C. J., Iglesias-Parro, S., Lechuga, M. T., Lendínez, C., Martín, M. C., Ortega, A., and Pelegrina, S. (2007). Inhibitory control and interference in cognition. In M. M. Ramos and M. P. Berrios (Eds.), Research in psychology (Vol. I). Jann: Publication service University of Jann.