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 Neuro
science 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 Trans-
actions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
. Other publications have appeared in Cognition,
PNAS, NeuroImage and Journal of Neuroscience
. 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, language and communication as studied with neuroimaging. She serves on the Neuroscience
editorial board of Scientific Reports.

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 started working on a new empirical research
approach to the individual differences and neural development of pragmatics, establishing a novel
approach to tackle theoretical questions on the evolution of language and communication.


This information is accurate as of the academic year 2020-21.
Julia Uddén was in residence at the Collegium in the academic year 2017-18.