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Dr Elisabeth Fonteneau
Dr Elisabeth Fonteneau

Research Associate

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Telephone: +44 (0)1223 766 456
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Address: Centre for Speech, Language and the Brain
Department of Psychology
University of Cambridge
Downing Street
Cambridge CB2 3EB UK

Research Interests

My research interests are primarily concerned with defining the neural network involved in language comprehension (semantics and syntax). I investigate this area by analysing source reconstruction of EMEG data (Electro-Magnetoencephalography) to allow precise spatial and temporal resolution of the process under scrutiny. I combined multivariate analyses (RSA: Representational Similarity Analysis) with functional connectivity (PLV: Phase Locking Values) to reveal the transient coupling of functional networks that support specific computational processes in spoken language comprehension.

I hold a PhD in Psychology from Geneva University (Switzerland) and a Master degree in Cognitive Neuroscience from University of Marseille (France).


  1. Fonteneau, E., Bozic, M. & Marslen-Wilson, W. (2014). Brain network connectivity during language comprehension: interacting linguistic and perceptual subsystems. Cerebral Cortex. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhu283.
  2. Bozic, M., Fonteneau, E., Su, L. & Marslen-Wilson W. (2014). Grammatical analysis as a distributed neurobiological function. Human Brain Mapping. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22696.
  3. 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.
  4. Fonteneau, E. (2013). Structural syntactic prediction measured with ELAN: Evidence from ERPs. Neuroscience Letters (534) 211-216.