Dr. Spyridoula Cheimariou

Assistant Professor

  • email: scheimariou@ua.edu
  • phone (205) 348-1839
  • office location Speech and Hearing Center 304-A


  • PhD, Speech and Hearing Science, University of Iowa, 2016
  • MSc, Cognitive Science, University of Athens, Greece, 2009
  • BA, Linguistics, University of Athens, Greece, 2004

Research Areas

  • My research interests involve the neural basis of language processing, with an emphasis in hierarchical prediction frameworks, by looking into aging and neurogenic language disorders, such as aphasia, and by using an array of techniques including EEG and eye-tracking.

Selected Publications

  • Protopapas, A., Cheimariou, S., Economou, A., Kakavoulia, M., & Varlokosta, S. (2016). Functional categories related to verb inflection are not differentially impaired in Greek aphasia. Language and Cognition, 8(01), 124-141.
  • Gordon, J. K., & Cheimariou, S. (2013). Semantic interference in a randomized naming task: Effects of age, order, and category. Cognitive neuropsychology, 30(7-8), 476-494.
  • Kasselimis, D. S., Potagas, C., Vemmos, K., Routsis, C., Nikaki, M., Cheimariou, S., Petropoulou, K., & Evdokimidis, I. (2009). The weaknesses of the classic classification of aphasic syndromes: Characteristics of aphasia and speech paradigms in Greek, Neurologia, 18(6), 319-325.
  • Cheimariou, S., Farmer, T.A., Gordon, J.K. (2018). Lexical prediction in the aging brain: The effects of predictiveness and congruency on the N400 ERP component, Aging, Neuropsychology & Cognition, 26(5), 781-806. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2018.1529733.
  • Hay-McCutcheon, M., Reed, P., Cheimariou, S. (2018) Positive Social Interaction and Hearing Loss in Older Adults Living in Rural and Urban Communities. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 61(8), 2138-2145. doi: 10.1044/2018_JSLHR-H-17-0485.