provide a platform for researchers and professionals from related areas to carry out frontline research, development and innovation in this area.
We are a multidisciplinary research centre within the Basque Country Science Network, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in research, training and knowledge transfer within the area of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language.
Our centre aims to provide a platform for researchers and professionals from related areas to carry out frontline research, development and innovation in this area.
Aim of our research
The specific aim of our research activity is to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms involved in the acquisition, comprehension and production of language, with special emphasis on bilingualism and multilingualism.
Some of the areas we study include the processes involved in normal child language acquisition and second language learning in adults, as well as learning disorders, language disorders, language-related effects of aging and neurodegeneration and language use in different social contexts.
Our commitment to education and knowledge transfer in the area of Cognitive Neuroscience extends across different contexts, including university, healthcare, social and business environments, with the aim of contributing to the welfare of our society by applying the knowledge and technology derived from our research.
To this end, we have forged links with institutions and organisations in both the local and wider communities, to provide expertise, consultancy and technology development services, all to the highest international quality standards
Our research agenda also takes advantage of our centre’s setting in the bilingual Basque country to study language processing in Basque and Spanish. As an isolate language, Basque has unique characteristics and so provides an unrivalled opportunity to unveil both the specific and the universal characteristics of language.
To pursue our aims, we use a variety of methods, including cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques, behavioural methods and computational modelling, developing our own projects and also collaborating with other public and private institutions.