Dr Elisabeth Fonteneau

Elisabeth Fonteneau

University position

Research Associate


Department of Psychology





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Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience


* Psycholinguistics

* Auditory perception

* Semantic /syntax

* Developmental language disorders

* Second language learners


Research Focus


None specified

Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance


Electroencephalography (EEG)



No collaborators listed

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    Key publications

    Fonteneau, E., Bozic, M. & Marslen-Wilson, W. (2015), “Brain network connectivity during language comprehension: interacting linguistic and perceptual subsystems” Cerebral Cortex 25(10), 3962-3976, doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhu283



    Bozic, M., Fonteneau, E., Su, L. & Marslen-Wilson W. (2015), “Grammatical analysis as a distributed neurobiological function” Human Brain Mapping 36(3), 1190-1202, doi: 10.1002/hbm.22696.

    Thwaites, A., Nimmo-Smith, I., Fonteneau, E., Patterson, R., Buttery, P. & Marslen-Wilson, W. (2015), “Tracking cortical entrainment in neural activity: Auditory processes in human temporal cortex” Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 9(5). doi:10.3389/ fncom.2015.00005.


    Su, L., Zulfiqar, I., Jamshed, F., Fonteneau, E. & Marslen-Wilson, W. (2014), “Mapping tonotopic organization in human temporal cortex: representational similarity analysis in EMEG source space” Frontiers in Neuroscience 8:368. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2014.00368


    Fonteneau E (2013), “Structural syntactic prediction measured with ELAN: evidence from ERPs.” Neurosci Lett 534:211-6 Details


    Su, L., Fonteneau, E., Marslen-Wilson, W. & Kriegeskorte, N. (2012), “Spatiotemporal Searchlight Representational Similarity Analysis in EMEG Source Space. ” 2nd International Workshop on Pattern Recognition in NeuroImaging doi:10.1109/PRNI.2012.26


    Bozic, M., Fonteneau, E., Tyler, L.K., Devereux, B., Buttery, P. & Marslen-Wilson, W. (2011), “Grammatical categories in the fronto-temporal language network.” Front. Hum. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: XI International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON XI) doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2011.207.00193

    Fonteneau, E., Bozic, M. & Marslen-Wilson W. (2011), “Cortical oscillations underlying morphological processing: an MEG/EEG study. ” Front. Hum. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: XI International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience (ICON XI). doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2011.207.00194.


    Davidoff J, Fonteneau E, Fagot J (2008), “Local and global processing: observations from a remote culture.” Cognition 108(3):702-9 Details

    Davidoff, J., Fonteneau, E. & Goldstein, J. (2008), “Cultural differences in perception: observations from a remote culture” Journal of Cognition and Culture 8(3-4), 189-209

    Fonteneau E, van der Lely HK (2008), “Electrical brain responses in language-impaired children reveal grammar-specific deficits.” PLoS ONE 3(3):e1832 Details

    Fonteneau, E. & Marinis, T. (2008), “ELAN reflecting animacy property manipulation: an ERP study with native speakers and late learners of English. ” Proceeding of the 10th International Conference on Cognitive Neuroscience, Bodrum, Turkey. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, doi: 10.3389/conf.neuro.09.2009.01.246.


    Fonteneau E, Davidoff J (2007), “Neural correlates of colour categories.” Neuroreport 18(13):1323-7 Details


    Khateb A, Annoni JM, Landis T, Pegna AJ, Custodi MC, Fonteneau E, Morand SM, Michel CM (1999), “Spatio-temporal analysis of electric brain activity during semantic and phonological word processing.” Int J Psychophysiol 32(3):215-31 Details


    Fonteneau, E., Frauenfelder, U. & Rizzi, L. (1998), “On the contribution of ERPs to the study of language comprehension. ” Bulletin suisse de linguistique appliquée: Etudes en neurolinguistique 68, 111-124

    Radeau M, Besson M, Fonteneau E, Castro SL (1998), “Semantic, repetition and rime priming between spoken words: behavioral and electrophysiological evidence.” Biol Psychol 48(2):183-204 Details