Roberto G. de Almeida, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Concordia University;
Researcher, CRIR - Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre, Constance-Lethbridge site, CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

Phone: 514 848-2424 (2232)

Fax: 514 848-4545



  • B.A., Social Communication, Pontifícia Universidade Católica, Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1983
  • M.Sc., Linguistics (Psycholinguistics), University of Campinas, Campinas SP, Brazil, 1991
  • Ph.D., Psychology (Cognitive Psychology), Rutgers University NJ, USA, 1999
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Linguistics, University of Alberta, Edmonton AL, 1999

Research interests

Investigation of lexical semantic representation; aphasic syndrome; activities on language and semantic memory dysfunctions

Selected publications 

de Almeida, R.G., Mobayyen, F., Antal, C., Kehayia, E., Nair, V.P. & Schwartz, G. (2021). Category-specific verb-semantic deficits in Alzheimer’s disease: Evidence from static and dynamic action naming. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 38(1), 1-26. [doi]

de Almeida, R.G., Di Nardo, J., Antal, C. & von Grünau, M.W. (2019). Understanding events by eye and ear: Agent and verb drive non-anticipatory eye movements in dynamic scenes. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 2162. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

de Almeida, R. G. & Gleitman, L. (Eds.) (2018). On Concepts, Modules, and Language: Cognitive Science at Its Core (328pp). New York NY, USA: Oxford University Press. [link]

de Almeida, R. G., Riven, L., Manouilidou, C., Lungu, O., Dwived, V., Jarema, G., & Gillon, B. (2016). The neuronal correlates of indeterminate sentence comprehension: An fMRI study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10, 614. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

Roncero, C. & de Almeida, R.G. (2014). The importance of being apt: metaphor comprehension in Alzheimer’s disease. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 973. [doi] OPEN ACCESS

—Other publications

Research orientation

Axis 1: Sensory, Motor and Cognitive Functions and Activities

Research topic

Thème 1 : The person, their entourage and the community

Research Site

CRIR – Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay Rehabilitation Centre (Constance-Lethbridge site), CIUSSS West-Central Montreal

University Affiliation