Agnes Nauli S. W. Sianipar, PhD

Fakultas Psikologi
Program Studi Sains Psikologi


I am a cognitive neuroscientist and experimental psychologist by training.

Upon the completion of my bachelors in psychology at Universitas Indonesia, I received a Fulbright grant to pursue a master's degree in General Experimental Psychology at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in the United States.  Under the guidance of Shelli Feist, I did a cross-language experimental study on how the language we speak affects the way we think. 

I did my doctoral training at the Donders Graduate School in Cognitive Neuroscience by joining Cognitive and Developmental Aspects of Multilingualism group at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behaviour and the Centre for Language Studies at Radboud University Nijmegen.  Under the supervision of Ton Dijkstra (Principal Investigator of the group), I studied how bilingual speakers learn and process emotional meanings in various semantic processing tasks. All of these studies were carried out using behavioral and neurophysiological measurements. 


  1. Emotion-cognition interactions
  2. Multilingualism
  3. Conscious and unconscious cognition in language and emotion processing


  1. Emotional language processing, aging, and bilingualism (Psychophysiology of Cognition, Language, and Affect/PSYCLA research group)
  2. Co-creativity of humans and Artificial Intelligence/AI (With AI researchers at Liechtenstein University and Florida International University)
  3. Big data and machine-learning applications in Political Psychology (Political Psychology Lab at UI and Digital Business Ecosystem Research Center at Telkom University)

Anyone who wants to discuss or conduct a study about one of the themes mentioned above is heartily welcome to contact me at the Faculty of Psychology, C Building, Room 304 or by e-mail:

If you are interested in my publications, you might want to click one of the following links:
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Measurements I like:
Electroencephalogram (EEG) and behavioral indexes (Event-Related-Potentials, spectral analysis, reaction times, accuracy rates, and d-prime), self-report questionnaires

I have used these methods in my studies:
Experimental designs, longitudinal analysis, survey research

I think these cognitive paradigms are awesome:
(Masked) Semantic Priming, Picture Naming and Attentional Blink

In my spare time, I love reading books, watching movies, cooking and traveling.