Anuenue Baker-Kukona

Dr Anuenue Baker-Kukona PhD

Senior Lecturer in Psychology

Dr Anuenue Baker-Kukona joined the University of Greenwich in May 2022. He is a cognitive scientist and psycholinguist. He lectures on topics spanning cognition, linguistics and quantitative methods. He received his PhD from the University of Connecticut.

Posts held previously

  • 2014-2022, Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/AP, De Montfort University
  • 2011-2014, Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Dundee
  • 2005-2011, Research Assistant, Haskins Laboratories

Recognition

  • FHEA
  • Review Editor for Frontiers in Language Sciences
  • Ad hoc reviewer for Psychological Science, Cognition, National Science Foundation (USA)

Research / Scholarly interests

Anuenue is fascinated by language. His research aims to understand the cognitive mechanisms that support language comprehension and learning. His interests include prediction: how much thinking ahead do language comprehenders do, and what do their predictions reveal about the language system? His interests also include individual differences: how and why do language comprehenders vary in their skills and abilities, and how can they be supported? He uses a range of methodologies to capture the temporal dynamics of cognition, including eye tracking, EEG/ERP and internet-mediated mouse tracking.

Key funded projects

  • 2018-2021, Experimental Psychology Society, Small Grant

Recent publications

Article

Baker-Kukona, Anuenue , Gaziano, Olivia, Bisson, Marie-Josee, Jordan, Adrian (2022), Vocabulary knowledge predicts individual differences in the integration of visual and linguistic constraints. Routledge. In: , , , . Routledge, Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 37 (6) . pp. 750-765 ISSN: 2327-3798 (Print), 2327-3801 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/23273798.2021.202085).

Baker-Kukona, Anuenue and , (2021), Contextual constraints on the activation of lexical forms by nonlinguistic sounds. American Psychological Association. In: , , , . American Psychological Association, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 47 (7) . pp. 963-976 ISSN: 0096-1523 (Print), (doi: https://doi.org/10.1037/xhp0000919).

Bisson, Marie-Josée , Baker-Kukona, Anuenue, Lengeris, Angelos (2021), An ear and eye for language: mechanisms underlying second language word learning. Cambridge University Press. In: , , , . Cambridge University Press, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 24 (3) . pp. 549-568 ISSN: 1366-7289 (Print), 1469-1841 (Online) (doi: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1366728920000723).