Research

13/03/2015 - 13:48
In this line of research we aim to investigate the effect of language on judgments and decision-making. When and why does...

Language comprehension and polyglotism

17/12/2012 - 18:21

How does the brain process words that have a positive or negative valence, and words
that have high or low arousal? Does foreign accent modulate the effects of emotional
language?...

07/02/2012 - 03:09

We are investigating the active of L2 comprehenders in sentence processing. In order to understand why sentence comprehension is slow and difficult in a second language, we...

07/02/2012 - 03:09

To get to another perspective of bilingualism effects, we are exploring how much speech comprehension is affected when a native listener is processing language produced by a non-native speaker....

Brain Basis of Bilingualism

07/02/2012 - 03:11

In this line of research we aim at advancing in our knowledge of how the brain handles two languages. We pay especial attention to the processes involved in language control...

07/02/2012 - 03:11

This project aims at testing to which extent bilingual language control mechanisms are subsidiary to those of the general-domain executive control. We use different tasks...

Cognitive implications of bilingualism

07/02/2012 - 03:10

In this line of research we assess the collateral effects that bilingualism may have for the linguistic and attentional systems of bilingual speakers. In particular, we focus...

07/02/2012 - 03:10

In this research line we explore the process of category acquisition in bilingual and monolingual preverbal infants, that is, how and when infants can understand that a word...

Language production

07/02/2012 - 03:09

With this line of research we aim at gaining a deeper understanding on the temporal course of lexical selection in speech production. Specifically, whether lexical selection...

Multilingual interaction

07/02/2012 - 03:08

In this line of research we look at how people adapt to each other during conversation. Alignment can occur at different levels, such as lexical, syntactic, semantic or even...

Neurodegenerative diseases: Language and memory effects

07/02/2012 - 03:08

One aim of the project is to see to which extent the dementia affects the degeneration of the two languages in bilinguals. In particular, we compare performance in speech...

07/02/2012 - 03:07

 

This project aims at investigating the nature of the deficit in proper name retrieval in Alzheimer’s disease patients. By comparing performance of...