Jana Hasenäcker

Jana is a psycholinguist working in Davide Crepaldi’s L2R lab. She is interested in the cognitive mechanisms and representations underlying language processing with a focus on visual word recognition in reading development. During her PhD at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development, she conducted a longitudinal study to investigate the developmental trajectory of morphological and orthographic processing and the linguistic and cognitive skills involved in reading acquisition.
At the L2R lab at SISSA she currently examines whether children are sensitive to distributional information of morpheme positions and can use this information for efficient word recognition already in the first stages of reading development.