"The scientists discovered that the auditory cortex amplifies different aspects of the sounds, depending on what task is being performed. Voice-specific information is prioritised for voice differentiation, while phoneme-specific information is important for the differentiation of speech sounds. The results, which are published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour, shed light on the cerebral mechanisms involved in speech processing."
Narly received a 4 year SNSF project grant to investigate the neural fingerprints of bilingualism and dyslexia!
our paper entitled ‘Morpho-syntactic complexity modulates brain activation in Persian-English bilinguals: an fMRI Study‘ (authors: Momenian, Nilipour, Ghafar Samar, Cappa & Golestani) has been accepted for publication in Brain and Language.
our paper entitled ‘Beyond Bilingualism: multilingual experience correlates with caudate volume‘ (authors: Hervais-Adelman, Egorova & Golestani) has been accepted for publication in Brain Structure & Function.
our paper entitled ‘Statistical learning of speech sounds in dyslexic and typical reading children‘ (authors: Vandermosten, Wouters, Ghesquiere & Golestani) has been accepted for publication in Scientific Studies of Reading.
Narly gave a laypersons talk on the neural bases of language and of multilingualism at the Université Populaire de Monthey (UniPop Monthey)
Sanne Rutten gave a talk on Contextual effects on the neural encoding of speech in the auditory cortex at the Alpine Brain Meeting 2018.
Our commentary on ‘Broca Pars Triangularis Constitutes a “Hub” of the Language-Control Network during Simultaneous Language Translation’ has been accepted for publication in Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.
Sanne Rutten successfully defended her PhD today. Congratulations!
Narly was an invited speaker at the Institute for Language, Communication and the Brain in Marseilles, France.