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Department of Cognitive Science

Ana Murteira

Ana Murteira

MRes Student

Contact Details

Office : 3.701
Phone : +61 2 9850 2977
Fax : +61 2 9850 6059
email :

External Address

Department of Cognitive Science
Australian Hearing Hub
16 University Avenue
Macquarie University NSW 2109

I also have a profile at the ARC Centre for Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders.

Thesis Details

Effect of gesture observation on action-verb naming.

  • Scholarship : iMQRES
  • Workload : full time
  • Supervisors : Professor Lyndsey Nickels and Associate Professor Paul Sowman


  • CCD Annual Workshop Highly Commended Poster Award (2016), Murteira, A.

Selected Publications

Published Abstracts

  • Murteira, A., & Nickels, L. (2017). Effects of gesture observation on action-picture naming in people with aphasia [Abstract]. Stem- Spraak -en Taalpathologie: Science of Aphasia XVIII, Contributed Papers I, 22(Suppl. 2), 9-12.

Conference Presentations, Colloquia, and other presentations

  • Murteira, A., & Hameister, I. (2017, April). When language breaks down. Presentation given at the MQ in a Day, Macquarie University.
  • Murteira, A. (2017, February). Iconic gesture and verb naming: The effects of theta burst stimulation over the primary motor cortex. Colloquium at the IDEALAB Winter School, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Murteira, A. (2017, February). Give words a helping hand. Colloquium at the 3 Minute Thesis Competition, IDEALAB Winter School, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Murteira, A., Sowman, P., & Nickels, L. (2016, October). Iconic gestures and verb naming: Can gestures help us speak? Paper presented at the Aphasiology Symposium of Australia, Flinders University, Adelaide.
  • Murteira, A., Sowman, P., & Nickels, L. (2016, August). Gesture observation effects on action-picture naming. Poster session presented at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders Annual Workshop, The Fairmont Resort, Leura.
  • Murteira, A., & Keys, R. (2016, March). Meet our HDR students. Presentation given at the CCD High School Work Experience Program, Macquarie University, Sydney.

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