Julia Uddén

Pro Futura Scientia Fellow, SCAS, and the Departments of Linguistics and Psychology,
Stockholm University. Affiliated Researcher, Department of Neurobiology of Language,
Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen

Julia Uddén holds a BA in Mathematics from Stockholm University and a Ph.D. in
Cognitive Neuroscience from Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm. She has been a researcher
at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and the Donders Centre for Cognitive
Neuroimaging in Nijmegen. Uddén has published many articles in internationally renowned
peer-reviewed journals such as ‘A rostro-caudal gradient of structured sequence processing
in the left inferior frontal gyrus’, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological
. Other publications have appeared in Cognition, Cognitive Science, NeuroImage and
Brain & Language
. The topics include the neural processing of language structure, sequence
processing in the brain, the neural basis of sentence processing as well as genetic influences
on the structure of the brain. She is an expert in psycho- and neurolinguistics, with a focus
on syntax and neuroimaging methods, and serves on the Neuroscience editorial board of Scientific

Since starting her research group at Stockholm University in spring 2017, Uddén has received
many grants and also the L’Oréal–Unesco For Women in Science Award 2017, selected by
Sveriges Unga Akademi (Young Academy of Sweden). At SCAS, Uddén will start work on a
new empirical research approach to the neural development of pragmatics, establishing a novel
approach to tackle theoretical questions on the evolution of language and communication. .

Julia Uddén is in residence at the Collegium in the academic year 2017-18.
This information is accurate as of the academic year 2017-18.