Viviana Masia is research collaborator and teaching assistant of General Linguistics at the University of Roma Tre. She has worked as a Post-doc researcher at the Department of Educational Sciences of the University of Genoa and at the Department of Foreign Languages, Literature and Cultures of the University of Roma Tre. Her main research interests revolve around implicit communication in political discourse, the neurophysiological bases of information structure and the relation between information structure and evidentiality. Within the PRIN project IMPAQTS, she is responsible for the development of three experimental works on the processing of implicit communication strategies. With John Benjamins she has published Sociobiological Bases of Information Structure, while two of her experimental publications have appeared on the Journal of Neurolinguistics.