Diogo Almeida

Associate Professor of Psychology

New York University Abu Dhabi

I’m an associate professor in Psychology (with an affiliation in Biology) at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), where I direct the Language, Mind and Brain Lab (LaMB Lab). My work focuses on different aspects of language processing, such as how we perceive speech, how we retrieve words when hearing speech or reading, and how we parse and understand sentences. I am particularly interested in how the language system communicates with our perceptual and memory systems, and I use neuroimaging methods extensively in my research. I am also very fond of pursuing theoretically motivated cross-linguistic work.

If you are interested in research opportunities in my lab, see here.


  • Cognitive Science
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Generative Linguistics
  • Experimental Syntax
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Neurolinguistics


  • PhD in Linguistics, 2009

    University of Maryland, College Park

  • MA in Cognitive Science, 2003


  • BA in Languages and Literature, 2002

    Pontífica Universidade Católica - Rio (PUC-Rio)