I am a PhD Student in the Lemanic Neuroscience Doctoral School, affiliated with UniGE and UniFR. I am interested in the neural and cognitive changes occurring in language development and language learning, with a particular focus on multilingualism. I am fascinated by the investigation of functional and structural connectivity in the brain and one of my main interest entails how broader neural networks, comprising cortical and subcortical areas, participate in language and reading abilities.

Email: Irene [dot] Balboni [at] unifr [dot] ch


Balboni I, Rampinini A, Kepinska O, Dalboni da Rocha JL, Berthele R, Golestani N (2021) New Perspectives on the Relationship Between Language Aptitude, Behaviour and the Brain, Society for the Neurobiology of Language, Annual Meeting, virtual edition 2021

Previous education:

2018 – 2020 MSc Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience, specialization Neuropsychology (Maastricht University, The Netherlands)

2019-2020 Research intern M-BIC Brain & Language (Maastricht University)

2015 – 2018 BA Psychological Science (Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy)