Carlotta Isabella Zona


Since July 2020, my doctoral project is funded by the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes.

Since 2019 I am working as lab-manager of the Potsdam Research Institute for Multilingualism, where I am currently a Ph.D. student under the supervision of PD Dr. Claudia Felser;

  • 2017/2018: Erasmus exchange at the University of Potsdam, Dept. of Cognitive Science and Embodied Cognition;
  • 2016 - 2018: MSc in Cognitive Science, Umeå Universitet, Sweden;
  • 2015/2016: Erasmus exchange, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Dept. of Linguistics;
  • 2014-2018: MA in Germanistics, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden;
  • 2009 - 2012: BA in Foreign Languages and Literatures, Universitá degli Studi di Milano, Italy (110/110).

Doctoral project

My doctoral project focuses on investigating how visual cues are used to guide sentence processing and comprehension in different populations of speakers (e.g., older adults, non-native speakers).

Conference Presentations

Zona, C. I., & Reifegerste, J. Weighting visual and linguistic cues for sentence comprehension: a lifespan study. Talk at the 22nd Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Lille, France,  29 August-01 September 2022.

Zona, C. I., & Reifegerste, J. The weighting of visual-cue information during sentence comprehension across the lifespan. Poster presentation at the 2022 Cognitive Aging Conference, Atlanta GA, USA, 7-10 April 2022. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.28314.93123


Zona, C. I., Raab, M., Fischer, M. H.(2019). Embodied perspectives on behavioral cognitive enhancement.Journal of Cognitive Enhancement, 1-17. doi: 10.1007%2Fs41465-018-0102-3