April 2020: Delighted to announce that I have joined the CogSci Hub of University of Vienna!! Very grateful for the many years at Uni Geneva, with which I will remain affiliated. Looking forward to many fruitful collaborations and to building new bridges!!
Nov 2020: Very excited that Guilio Degano has joined the lab as postdoc!
Nov 2020: Warmest welcome to Irene Balboni, who has joined the lab as PhD (co-supervised by Raphael Berthele at Uni Fribourg)!
Oct 2020: A warm welcome to Olga Kepinska, who has joined the lab as postdoc!
Sep 2020: A warm welcome to Alessandra Rampinini, who has joined the lab as postdoc!
Aug 2020: A warm welcome to Letitia Schneider, who has joined the lab for her PhD!
July 24th 2020: Radio interview/podcast (in French) on Rhone FM with Narly on early language learning
July 2020: PhD position available at Uni Fribourg, supervised by Raphael Berthele and by Narly
June 2020: Postdoc and senior postdoc positions available in the lab!
June 2020: See UniGe Campus Magazine article describing our planned projects in the context of the #NCCR_EvolvingLanguage
March 2020: Our paper on the automatic segmentation of Heschl's gyrus is published! See: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-60609-y.pdf
February 2020: Postdoc and PhD positions available in the context of 'Evolving Language' NCCR work packages.
Oct 2019: Post-doc and PhD positions available in the lab! Contact me for more information.
Oct 2019: intereview with Narly on recent paper on optogenetically induced bird son in Heidi News
Sep 2019: Sanne, Josue and Narly gave oral presentations of their research at the closing colloquium of the University of Geneva's Language and Communication thematic network
July 17th 2019: Press release on our recent publication is out (voir aussi version Francaise)
July 2019: Our paper 'Cortical encoding of speech enhances task-relevant acoustic information' (authors: Rutten, Santoro, Hervais-Adelman, Formisano# & Golestani#) in Nature Human Behaviour it out! https://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-019-0648-9
# joint senior authors
June 7th 2019: Interview with Narly and others on bilingualism in children appeared in the Tribune de Genève and in 24 heures
Sep 2018: N.G. received a 4 year SNSF project grant to investigate the neural fingerprints of bilingualism and dyslexia.
June 2018: 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.
June 2018: 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.
April 2018: 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.
March 2018: Narly gave talk (in French) on the brain and bilingualism in children at the Geneva 'Semaine du Cerveau'.
March 7, 2018: Narly gave a laypersons talk on the neural bases of language and of multilingualism at the Université Populaire de Monthey (UniPop Monthey)
Jan 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.
Jan 2018: Sanne Rutten gave a talk on Contextual effects on the neural encoding of speech in the auditory cortex at the Alpine Brain Meeting 2018.
Sep 29, 2017: Sanne Rutten successfully defeneded her PhD.
June 9th 2017: Narly gave was an invited speaker at the Institute for Language, Communication and the Brain in Marseilles, France.
April 2017: Article (in Dutch) about our work on the brains of simultaneous interpreters:
March 7th, 2017: TV interview with Narly at the Radio Television Suisse (19:30 news) on new language teaching approaches in schools in Neuchâtel (Switzerland)
March 2017: Tanja Atanasova will join our lab for a short internship.
Jan 7th, 2017: Our longitudinal paper on cortical thickness increases following simultaneous interpretation training has been accepted in 'Neuropsychologia'.
November 2016: Ella Tabari joined the lab as a visiting Erasmus student.
Oct 31st 2016: Narly gave a talk on the neural bases of langauge learning and expertise at University of Applied Sciences of Special Needs Education in Zurich
Oct 7th 2016: Our review on brain structural imaging of receptive speech has been accepted in 'Language, Cognition and Neuroscience'.
Sep 12th, 2016: Narly gave keynote lecture at the Conference on Multilingualism 2016 (COM2016)
May 15th, 2016: Josué Luiz Dalboni da Rocha joined the lab as post-doc
May 3rd, 2016: our paper on mutual influences between native and non-native vowels in production has been accepted in 'Journal of Phonetics'
April 29th, 2016: Narly did live interview with RTS (CQFD) as the invited scientist guest of the week
April 9th, 2016: our review paper on how learning a second language influences the native language got accepted in 'Language Learning'
March 30th, 2016: Narly did interview (go to minute 44'20'') for the RTS (Radio Télévision Suisse) on the neuroscience of music and language
March 30th, 2016: RTS interviews with Narly under this link
Feb 15th, 2016: Natalia Egorova joined the group as postdoc
Jan 12th, 2016: Narly did interview for the National Slovenian Radio on the show Možgani na dlani ('brain at hand')
Jan 10th, 2016: Damien Marie joined the group as postdoc
Nov 28th, 2015: Narly gave a talk at the 1st Organization for Human Brain Mapping Alpine Chapter Symposium entitled: ‘Brain Mapping of auditory and language systems: plasticity, individual abilities and learning strategies’ (Vienna, Austria).
Aug 28th, 2015: DTI paper on brain white matter connectivity in phoneticians accepted for publication in 'Brain Structure and Function'.
Aug 7th, 2015: Review of neuroimaging work on phonetic perception in bilinguals is accepted in Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.
June 27th, 2015: Behavioral paper on training to produce foreign speech sounds is accepted for publication in 'JASA'.
June 22nd, 2015: Media article on interview with Narly on why it's easier for some people to learn languages than others (in German).
June 11th, 2015: Narly gave a talk at the Workshop on Second Language Processing in Barcelona, Spain.
June 3rd, 2015: Natalia successfully completed her PhD. Congratulations to her!
May 28th, 2015: Narly gave a keynote talk on language learning and expertise at the 'Montreal Bilingual Brain Initiative Symposium: Multiple Perspectives on Bilingualism and the Brain' in Montreal, Canada.
May 4th, 2015: Media article in German on our work in simultaneous interpreters in DasGehirn.info
April 30th, 2015: Our longitudinal paper on simultaneous interpretation is available in Neuroimage.
April 1st, 2015: We received a grant from the University of Geneva Thematic Network on Language and Communication for an inter-Faculty collaboration on language and cognitive skill in expertise.
March 27th, 2015: fMRI paper on brain plasticity arising from simultaneous interpretation training accepted for publication in Neuroimage.
Jan 26th 2015: interview with Tages-Anzeiger on PNAS paper by Pierce and colleagues
Nov 19th 2014: BBC article (Mosaic Wellcome Trust journal) on our brain imaging work in simultaneous interpreters
Here is a French version of it (see 22.04.2015), and here is an audio version of it.
Nov. 2014: Piece on our brain imaging work in simultaneous interpreters appears in the Winter 2014 issue No. 44 of 'IN OTHER WORDS' (page 60-63) - The Journal for Literary Translators.
Nov 14th 2014: Alexis gave a talk on our work on the interpreters at the Rectors Conference in Brussels
Nov 10th 2014: Alexis gave a talk on our work on the interpreters in Copenhagen
Sep 2014: fMRI paper on speech intelligibility published in Cerebral Cortex
Sep 2014: Ms Carola Türk joined the lab to do her Masters in Neuroscience at the University of Geneva.
Aug 2014: Alexis Hervais-Adelman gave a talk on our longitudinal fMRI study of simultaneous interpretation training at the Society for the Neurobiology of Language Meeting in Amsterdam
July 2014: fMRI paper on simultaneous interpretation published in Cerebral Cortex
June 2014: Alexis Hervais-Adelman gave a talk on our longitudinal fMRI study of simultaneous interpretation training at the 20th Organization for Human Brain Mapping in Hamburg
May 2014: fMRI paper on bilingual speech in noise published in Brain and Language
March 2014: Real-time fMRI paper on neurofeedback training published in Plos One
March 2014: Roberta Santoro joined the lab to do a post-doc on functional and structural auditory cortex imaging
March 2014: Radio télévision suisse (RTS, ‘La 1ère’) live interview on involvement of linguistic brain regions in recent study on music and the brain: here
Nov 2013: Auditory Neuroscience doctoral course link
Nov 2013: Science & Vie magazine: Two back-to-back articles about our and other work on the brain, expertise and plasticity (in French), title: A Chaque Métier son Cerveau
July 2013: Alexis Hervais-Adelman gave a talk on our work on the neural basis of extreme language control at the 19th International Congress of Linguistics in Geneva
July 2013: Alexis Hervais-Adelman gave a talk on the relationship between perception and production in L2 phonological acquisition at the 19th International Congress of Linguistics in Geneva
June 2013: Short Swiss radio interview on language learning in school for children
May 2013: Alexis Hervais-Adelman gave a talk on our fMRI work on simultaneous interpretation at the International Workshop on Bilingualism and Cognitive Control in Krakow, Poland
Feb 2013: Sanne Rutten joined the lab to do her PhD using ultra-high resolution fMRI on auditory cortex encoding
Short Swiss television report on our work on brain plasticity in simultaneous interpreters, click here
(go to minute 21'30")
Aug 2012: the lab participates at the 4th Conference on Auditory Cortex
Documentary in French on the brain and it's plasticity: click here
, or for youtube link, here
Narly Golestani gave a talk and participated in a round table discussion (in French) with Professors Uli Frauenfelder (linguist) and Marina Laganaro (speech pathologist): click here
Nov 2008: Narly participated in the making of a documentary on language and brain white matter, made for Belgian TV for channel ‘La Première de la RTBF’, program name: ‘Matière Grise’, film name: "Sur le bout de la langue".
May 2007: The Economist article on our work, click here
New Scientist article on our work, click here
BBC article on our work, click here
April 2006: Radio Netherlands interview on our work