Paolo Canal (1980, Pordenone) holds a research position at the IUSS Center for NEurolinguisitcs and Theoretical Syntax since January 2014.
He got a Degree in Psychology at University of Padova (2006), and obtained a Ph.D in Neuroscience at University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (2010) with a dissertation investigating predictive mechanisms in the comprehension of frequently co-occurring literal and figurative sequences of words.
His research interests are mainly focused on the electrophysiological correlates of the cognitive mechanisms responsible for reading, with particular attention to how individual differences may affect reading processes.
During the Ph.D he carried out research at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia and University of California Davis.
He was involved (2010-2012) in a Marie Curie Initial Training Network as Experienced researcher aiming at better understand the link between Language Cognition and Gender, during in which he carried out research at the Human Psychophysiology Lab at University of Sussex.