Brain Rhythms and Cognition

Brain Rhythms and Cognition

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The human brain processes and analyzes complex information within fractions of a second, overcoming both input ambiguity and noise. In our group, we use time-resolved neuroimaging techniques (MEG and EEG) to understand the computational dynamics and architecture of language processing.

The temporal structure of the surrounding environment provides cues that help the brain optimally sample external stimuli and orchestrate appropriate responses.

The Proactive group explores how the brain encodes visual, auditory and linguistic rhythms by focusing on neural oscillatory activity. Based on this approach we investigate predictive processing in language comprehension, music processing and visual and attentional processes.

These research lines merge into the more general goal of detecting oscillatory neural components that lead to the development of language disorders across the lifespan.

Publications

2022

Drew, A., Torralba, M., Ruzzoli, M., Morís Fernández, L., Sabaté, A., Pápai, M.S., & Soto-Faraco, S. (2022). Conflict monitoring and attentional adjustment during binocular rivalry. European Journal of Neuroscience, 55(1), 138-153. Doi:10.1111/ejn.15554
Geng, S., Molinaro, N., Timofeeva, P., Quiñones, I., Carreiras, M., & Amoruso, L. (2022). Oscillatory dynamics underlying noun and verb production in highly proficient bilinguals. Scientific Reports, 12(1). Doi:10.1038/s41598-021-04737-z
Ríos-López, P., Molinaro, N., Bourguignon, M., & Lallier, M. (2022). Right-hemisphere coherence to speech at pre-reading stages predicts reading performance one year later. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 34(2), 179-193. Doi:10.1080/20445911.2021.1986514
Ristic, B., Mancini, S., Molinaro, N., & Staub, A. (2022). Maintenance cost in the processing of subject-verb dependencies. Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition, 48(6), 829-838. Doi:10.1037/xlm0000863

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