Neurosciences Research Institute
School of Life and Health Sciences
Birmingham B4 7ET
telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4081
Senior Lecturer on the Psychology Teaching Programme
Member of the Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences Research Group
My main interests are in investigating linguistic impairments that arise either developmentally or as a consequence of brain damage with the goal of understanding normal cognition as well its breakdown. My current research program focuses on the acquisition, representation and production of lexical items.
Examples of my current work include: 1) linguistically informed analyses of the errors made by different types of aphasic patients, 2) an investigation of lexical/semantic effects in STM, and 3) an investigation of the causes of poor acquisition of new words in developmental dyslexia/dysgraphia.
I strongly value a theoretical, interdisciplinary approach between neuropsychology, linguistics, and cognitive science.
Romani C, Calabrese A. (1998)
Syllabic constraints on the phonological errors of an aphasic patient.
Brain and Language. 64, 83-121.
- Ward J, Romani C. (1998).
Serial position effects and lexical activation in spelling: Evidence from a single case study.
Neurocase, 4, 189-206.
Romani C., Olson A, Ward J. (1999)
A case of developmental dyslexia: A problem with order?
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 52A (1), 97-128.
Romani C, Martin R. (1999)
A deficit in the short-term memory of lexical semantic information: Forgetting words, but remembering a story.
Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 128 (1), 56-77.
- Ward J, Romani C. (2000)
Consonant-vowel Encoding and Ortho-syllables in a case of Acquired Dysgraphia.
Cognitive Neuropsychology, 17(7), 641-663.
Romani C, Semenza C, Grana A (2002)
Phonological errors in two aphasic patients: a phonological vs. an articulatory locus of impairment.
Romani C., Olson A., Ward J., Ercolani M. G. (2002).
Formal lexical paragraphias in a single case study: How ‘masterpiece’ becomes ‘misterpieman’ and ‘curiosity’ ‘suretoy’.
Brain and Language, 83, 300-334.
Romani C, Olson A, Semenza c, Grana A. (2002)
Patterns of phonological errors as a function of a phonological versus an articulatory locus of impairment.
Cortex 38 (4) 541-567
Romani C, McAlpine S, Olson A, Tsouknida E, Martin R. (2005)
Length, lexicality and articulatory suppression in immediate recall: Evidence against the articulatory loop.
Journal of Memory and Language 52 (3) 398-415
Romani C , Galluzzi C. (2005)
Effects of syllabic complexity in predicting accuracy of repetition and direction of errors in patients with articulatory and phonological difficulties
Cognitive Neuropsychology 22 (7) 817-850
- Olson AC, Romani C, Halloran L. (2007)
Localising the deficit in a case of jargonaphasia.
Cognitive Neuropsychology 24 (2) 211-238
Romani C, McAlpine S, Martin RC. (2008)
Concreteness effects in different tasks :implications for models of short-term memory
Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 61 (2) 292-323
- Di Betta AM, Romani C. (2006)
Lexical learning and dysgraphia in a group of adults with developmental dyslexia
Cognitive Neuropsychology 23 (3) 376-400
Dr. C Romani / Aston University / last updated February 2008