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

Responsibilities within the university

  • Module Leader for Psychology of Language and Communication
  • Postgraduate (MSc) Admissions Tutor


  • General Editor for Language and Cognition
  • Consulting Editor for Journal of Experimental Psychology: General
  • Review Editor for Frontiers in Psychology of Language
  • Member of the Experimental Psychology Society
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)

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


Hasshim, Nabil and , Kukona, Anuenue (2024), Linking cognitive control to language comprehension: proportion congruency effects in syntactic ambiguity resolution. Taylor and Francis Group - Routledge. In: , , , . Taylor and Francis Group - Routledge, Language, Cognition and Neuroscience . pp. 1-18 ISSN: 2327-3798 (Print), 2327-3801 (Online) (doi:

Kukona, Anuenue and , (2023), Predictive sentence processing at speed: evidence from online mouse cursor tracking. Wiley. In: , , , . Wiley, Cognitive Science: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 47: e13285 (4) ISSN: 0364-0213 (Print), 1551-6709 (Online) (doi:

Baker-Kukona, Anuenue and , Jordan, Adrian (2022), Online mouse cursor trajectories distinguish phonological activation by linguistic and nonlinguistic sounds. In: , , , . , Psychonomic Bulletin & Review (30) . pp. 362-372 (doi:

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:

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:

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: