Research projects

Ageing and Mobile Technologies: research methodologies, systemic biases and access to communication

The aim of the project is to consolidate an international research network which, from a multi-disciplinary perspective, will study the intersection of the process of ageing with the use of mobile communications. Managed from Concordia University (Canada), the network was created by five researchers in three different continents.

Ageism - a multi-national, interdisciplinary perspective

The long-term goal of this action is to challenge the practice of age discrimination and allow older people to realize their potential. This will be achieved by improving scientific knowledge and attention to age discrimination, to gather and integrate the various disciplines of research, by developing national partnerships, multinationals and international public officials, political professionals non-academic, non-governmental organizations of civil society and the elderly, and by fostering a new generation of researchers.

Análisis de la comprensión lingüística en niños de infantil y primaria con dificultades del lenguaje mediante el registro de movimientos oculares

The goal of this project is to study how children with and without SLI understand spoken sentences in real time. The project is based on use of the eye-tracking technique during the performance of tasks that affect understanding of sentences' lexical and morphosyntactic aspects. A series of eight experiments will be performed to analyse how and at what point during oral understanding of sentences are the various lexical units and their morphological markers processed, and to explore the role of the interaction between the sentences' lexico-semantic and syntactic-grammatical features.

BDIGS - Brecha digital e inhibidores en la implementación del eGobierno. Especial impacto en el ámbito de la salud

Political interventions in e-government have configured sophisticated online channels and infrastructure development programmes which, despite undeniably supporting the development of electronic services through the generation of information, participation and communication devices for use by the general public, have not adapted themselves fully to the circumstances of certain groups of users, resulting in their exclusion and, by extension, the perpetuation of the digital divide.