Victoria Cano Sánchez

PhD candidate

Linguistics and Basque Studies Department, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)

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I am a fourth year pre-doctoral researcher in the Linguistics and Basque Studies Department at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), and a member of the Bilingual Mind research group. My main research line concerns the processing of language during healthy aging. Specifically, I am interested in the predictive processing and agreement computation during sentence reading across the lifespan. I conduct my research under the supervision of Dr. Mikel Santesteban and Professor Itziar Laka.

Education

Sept. 2020 – Act.: pre-doctoral researcher at the Linguistics and Basque Studies Department, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain. Supervisors: Mikel Santesteban and Itziar Laka.

2021 – 2023: M.A., in Legal Translation, University of Córdoba (UCO), Spain.

2018 – 2019: M.Sc. (honors), in Theoretical and Experimental Linguistics, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain.

2016 – 2017: M.A. (honors), in Teacher Training for Compulsory Secondary Education, Baccalaureate, Vocational Training and Language Teaching, University of Alicante (UA), Spain.

 

Awards and scholarships

2023: Best Talk in the Arts and Humanities area at the International Multidisciplinary Symposium for PhD Students (CIMED) at San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain).

2019: PhD fellowship (FPI; PRE2019-089691), Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (Spain).

2017 – 2018: Teaching assistant fellowship (Tours, France), Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (Spain).

2014 – 2015: Erasmus+ scholarship (Brussels, Belgium). European Union.

 

Research stays

Oct. 2022 – Dec. 2022: Institut für Romanische Sprachen und Literaturen: Romance Lab, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Alemania.

Sept. 2022 – Oct. 2022: Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism, University of Potsdam, Berlín, Alemania.

 

Presentations in conferences

Cano-Sánchez, V., Laka, I., Lago, S., Reifegerste, J. y Santeseban, M. (2023). Eyetracking agreement and attraction effects in the aging brain: A Subject-verb agreement comprehension study in Spanish. Poster at the XVI International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Basque Country (Spain), 31st – 2nd June 2023.

Cano-Sánchez, V., Laka, I. & Santesteban, M. (2023). Eye tracking agreement processing and attraction errors in aging: A Subject-Verb agreement study in Spanish. Talk at the International Multidisciplinary Symposium for PhD Students (CIMED), San Cristóbal de La Laguna, Tenerife (Spain), 22nd – 24th March 2023.

Cano-Sánchez, V., Laka, I., Lago, S., Reifegerste, J. & Santeseban, M. (2022). Eye tracking subject-verb agreement attraction errors in the bilingual aging brain. Poster at Workshop on L2 Sentence and Discourse Processing, Cologne (Germany), 18 th November 2022. Cano-Sánchez, V., Laka, I. y Santesteban, M. (2021). Eyetracking prediction and ungrammaticality detection in the healthy aging brain. Short talk at the Architectures and
Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP), online, 2nd – 4th September 2021.

Cano-Sánchez, V., Laka, I. & Santesteban, M. (2021). Predictability in the healthy aging brain: an eye-tracking study of sentence comprehension in older adult Spanish speakers. Poster at the XV International Symposium of Psycholinguistics, online, 22nd – 25th June 2021.

Cano-Sánchez, V., Laka, I. & Santesteban, M. (2021) Prediction and ungrammaticality detection: Young vs. old adults. Talk at the International Online Workshop on Language in Healthy and Pathological Aging (Agelang), online, 29th – 30th April 2021.

Cano-Sánchez, V. & Santesteban, M. (2020). Eye tracking syntax, semantics and working memory during sentence processing. Poster at the Cross-Language Interplay in a Bilingual Mind and Erasmus I-Brain event, Moscow (Russia) 10th – 12th December 2020.

Cano-Sánchez, V. & Santesteban, M. (2019). On the interaction between syntax, semantics and working memory during sentence processing: An eye tracking study. Poster at the 6 th Summer School on Bi- and Multilingualism, Barcelone (Spain) 17th – 20th September 2019.

 

Scientific outreach

Cano-Sánchez, V. (2024). How do we process language during healthy aging?  Changes, invariable aspects and causes [outreach talk]. Seminar series of the  Linguistics department. University of Málaga, Spain, Málaga, 18th April, 2024.

Cano-Sánchez, V. (2023). Finalist at the 3 minutes thesis competition [outreach talk].  The Science Week, Nebrija University, Madrid, 16-17 November, 2023. [Available here in Spanish. Minute: 46:27].

Cano-Sánchez, V. (2023). The aging brain: a predictive machine with “gains and losses”  [outreach talk]. The Science week, University of the Basque Country, Basque Country  (Spain), 11th November, 2023.

Cano-Sánchez, V. & Fuente-García, P. (2023). Can older adults anticipate words better than younger adults? [outreach article]. Mapping Ignorance, Basque Country (Spain).  [Available here in English].

Fuente-García, P. & Cano-Sánchez, V. (2023). Bilingualism and cognitive reserve:  unlocking the benefits of multilingualism [outreach article]. Mapping Ignorance, Basque  Country (Spain). [Available here in English].

Cano-Sánchez, V. (2022). Language processing in healthy aging [outreach talk], Seminar series of the Gogo Elebiduna Group at the University of the Basque Country,  Gipuzkoa (Spain), 6th April 2022.

Cano-Sánchez, V. (2022). SheMentoring: Female scientists you could run into the street [outreach video]. The Science week, University of the Basque Country, online, November  2022. [Available here in Spanish].

Cano-Sánchez, V. (2021). Can bilinguals predict the upcoming words? [outreach video].  Based on the paper Can bilinguals see it coming? Word anticipation in L2 sentence

reading by Foucart et.al. (2014). Red Acelera, Univerisdad de Nebrija, online, March  2021. [Available here in Spanish]

Cano-Sánchez, V. (2021). The stroop effect [outreach video]. The Science week,  University of the Basque Country, online, November 2021. [Available here in Spanish].

 

Media

Cano Sánchez, V. (2024). Cover of the popular article How does our brain age? Senior Class Magazine No 5, spring. Provincial Council of Álava.

Cano-Sánchez, V. (2023). Radio interview at OndaCero Vitoria, La Brújula de  Euskadi.13 December 2023. [Available here in Spanish. Minute: 4].

 

Invited talks

Cano-Sánchez, V. (2024). Language processing in healthy aging: gains and losses while tracking the adult brain. Evidence from two comprehension studies about  agreement computation in Spanish. [invited speaker at the permanent linguistics  seminar], University of Málaga, 19th April, 2024.

 

Participation in research projects

The Bilingual Mind

  • IT1439-22 (2022-2025)
  • Funding agency: Department of Education, Universities and Science, Basque
  • Government.
  • Principal investigator: Itziar Laka Mugarza.
  • Budget: 173.000 €

 

Cross-linguistic influence in language learning, processing and aging (CROSSLANGUAGING)

  • PID2021-124056NB-I00 (2022-2024)
  • Funding agency: Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (Spain).
  • Principal investigators: Mikel Santesteban & Kepa Erdozia.
  • Budget: 51.424 €

 

The Bilingual Mind

  • IT1169-19 (2019-2021)
  • Funding agency: Department of Education, Universities and Science, Basque  Government.
  • Principal investigator: Itziar Laka Mugarza.
  • Budget: 202.300 €

Last update 05/04/2024

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