Talks / Presentations

Invited talks

Conference talks

Conference posters

Invited talks

  • NEW!! Emotion, language, and aesthetic perception: The impact of a powerful read, Lancaster Psychology Research Showcase Series, online, June 2021. Watch here
  • Language that conveys emotion, and aesthetic feelings, Departmental Seminar, Psychology Department, Northumbria University, December 2019
  • Emotion, language and aesthetic perception: the impact of a powerful read. Keynote speaker at the Romantic Novelists Conference, Lancaster University, July 2019
  • Metaphor, emotion and the brain. Department of English, Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt, Austria, January 2019
  • Neural approaches to the study of emotion evoked by (figurative) language. Swiss Centre for Affective Sciences (CISA), Geneva, October 2018
  • Metaphor, emotion and multilingualism. Creative multilingualism, University of Oxford, May 2018
  • Why are figurative expressions more engaging than their literal counterparts? Psychology Department, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, May 2017
  • Emotional valence and arousal affect written word recognition in an interactive way: behavioural and neurophysiological evidence. Computational Linguistics Lab, University of Pisa, Italy, March 2016
  • Figurative language plays an important role in evoking emotion: neuroscientific evidence. Computational Linguistics Lab, University of Pisa, Italy, March 2016
  • Neuroscientific evidence for a role of figurative language in engaging our interlocutors. Psychology Department, University of Melbourne, August 2015
  • Beyond sweet! A variety of conventional metaphors are more emotionally engaging than literal paraphrases. The University of Hong Kong, August 2015

Conference talks

Conference posters

  • Citron, F.M.M. (2020). What makes metaphors more engaging? Insights from neuroimaging and physiological measures. Society for the Neurobiology of Language (SNL) Virtual Conference, October 2020. View my poster here.
  • Citron, F.M.M., Clarke, H., Liao, Q., & Rasse, C. (2020). The role of literary metaphors in aesthetic appreciation. CogSci 2020 Virtual Conference, July 2020. View the poster here. Access the abstract here.
  • Alexandri, N., Citron, F.M.M., Harper, R., & Fülöp, E. (2019). Effects of reading media on affective responses toward literature. Reading in a Digital Environment – International Conference, Universität Regensburg, Germany, November 2019
  • Citron, F.M.M., Steele, C., Simmons, C.M., Cain, K. (2019). A database of 256 natural stories to investigate processing of figurative and literal emotional language. XPrag, Edinburgh, June 2019
  • Citron, F.M.M., Michaelis, N., & Goldberg, A.E. (2017). Why are figurative expressions more emotionally engaging? AMLaP, Lancaster, September 2017.
  • Citron, F.M.M., Michaelis, N., & Goldberg, A.E. (2017). Comprehension of metaphors in bilinguals: a neuroimaging study. Workshop Bi-/Multilingualism and the Declining Brain, Reading, UK, June 2017.
  • Citron, F.M.M., Michaelis, N., & Goldberg, A. (2016). How does our brain process figurative expressions in a second language? AMLaP, Bilbao, Spain, September 2016.
  • Borelli, E., Citron, F.M.M., Crepaldi, D., Porro, C.A., & Cacciari, C. (2016). Reading pain-related words affects aversive response. International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Granada, Spain, May 2016.
  • Citron, F.M.M. (2015). Neuroscientific evidence for a role of figurative language in engaging our interlocutors. Workshop New Directions in Implicit and Explicit Language Learning, Lancaster University, UK, June 2015.