Katerina Drakoulaki

Katerina Drakoulaki
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens | uoa · Department of Linguistics

Doctor of Philosophy

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Introduction
I graduated from the University of Athens with a BA in Greek Philology and Linguistics and then pursued a MSc in Speech and Language Therapy from Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh. I recently graduated with a PhD in Psycholinguistics from the Department of Linguistics of the University of Athens. I am interested in the interplay between language and music skills, and how this relates to developmental and genetic disorders.
Education
November 2016 - September 2021
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Field of study
  • Psycholinguistics
August 2013 - August 2016
Queen Margaret University
Field of study
  • Speech and Language Therapy (Pre-registration)
September 2008 - February 2013
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
Field of study
  • Greek Philology and Linguistics

Publications

Publications (4)
Preprint
The past few decades the relationship of music and language on a theoretical, a cognitive, and a neural level has been explored in depth, leading to many different approaches producing a plethora of divergent (and convergent) findings. Marr’s (1982) framework for describing information processing machines is briefly illustrated in order to present...
Article
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Σου αρέσει η επιστημονική φαντασία; Έχεις ακουστά ή μήπως σου αρέσει η διάσημη ταινία “Ο Πόλεμος των Άστρων (Star Wars)”; Εν συντομία, σε αυτήν την ταινία υπάρχουν επαναστάτες, αυτοκράτορες, πριγκίπισσες, ρομπότ και άλλα υπέροχα πλάσματα. Υπάρχει και μία πηγή ενέργειας, που λέγεται “Η Δύναμη”. Χρησιμοποιείται από τους Τζεντάι (τους καλούς) αλλά και...
Conference Paper
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Το παρόν άρθρο φιλοδοξεί να αποτελέσει μια σύντομη εισαγωγή σε μια σχετικά άγνωστη αλλά εξαιρετικά συχνή αναπτυξιακή διαταραχή, η οποία έχει σημαντικές συνέπειες στη μαθησιακή και συναισθηματική πορεία των παιδιών και έτσι να ευαισθητοποιήσει τους εκπαιδευτικούς που είναι πολύ πιθανόν να τα συναντήσουν στις σχολικές αίθουσες.

Projects

Projects (3)
Project
Music is something that people turn to for solace, comfort, and reminiscence in times of crisis. This project harnesses an unusual situation created by the global coronavirus pandemic to provide an opportunity to reflect on how our favourite music can be beneficial to us. This study provides a DIY toolkit to identify, listen to, and reflect on your favourite music and tell us about its importance in your life: available in English, Italian, Spanish and Greek.
Project
Although recent research has shown that successful interpretation of ambiguous sentences is linked to conflict-resolution skills, very little is known about the nature of the cognitive control abilities contributing to ambiguity resolution. Moreover, there is limited research on how ambiguity is resolved in clinical populations and how cognitive treatment assists sentence comprehension in these populations. The main goal of the proposed research is to investigate the cognitive control mechanisms that underlie the comprehension of ambiguity in language, with special attention paid to the performance of clinical populations with severe impairments in language and/or cognitive control skills (i.e. executive functions (EFs)). The specific objectives of the study are: (a) To investigate the contribution of EFs to the syntactic ambiguity resolution performance of both typical and atypical adolescents and adults. (b) To investigate the long-term benefits of behavioral cognitive treatment to different clinical groups in enhancing their linguistic abilities. Βehavioral and eye-tracking tasks will investigate syntactic ambiguity resolution and non-verbal EFs in (a) 20 adolescents diagnosed with high functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders, (b) 20 adolescents diagnosed with Specific Language Impairment, (c) 20 individuals diagnosed with Broca’s aphasia, (d) 40 neuro-typical adolescents and (e) 20 language-unimpaired adults. Source of funding: Hellenic Foundation for Research and Innovation, Greece. Duration: 2019 – 2022. The project proposal ranked 6th out of 144 proposals in Arts & Humanities in the 2018 Call for H.F.R.I. Research Projects to support Faculty members and Researchers in Greece.
Project
This project is a side project aimed at non-experts and children, to bring science into the Greek speaking community. Specifically, I aim to create a selection of comprehensive neuroscience articles. These articles are previously published in the journal "Frontiers in Young Minds".