Peer-reviewed journal publications 

 1.Dalboni da Rocha, J., Schneider, P., Benner, J., Santoro, R., Atanasova, T., Van de Ville, D. & Golestani, N. (2020). TASH: Toolbox for the automated segmentation of Heschl's gyrus. Scientific Reports, 10:3887 | pdf


Rutten, S., Santoro, R., Hervais-Adelman, A., Formisano, E.# & Golestani, N.# (2019). Cortical encoding of speech enhances task-relevant acoustic information. Nature Human Behaviour, 3, 974-987 (DOI:10.1038/s41562-019-0648-9).pdf


Hervais-Adelman, A. Egorova, N. & Golestani, N. (2018). Beyond Bilingualism: multilingual experience correlates with caudate volume. Brain Structure & Function, 223(7), 3495-3502, [IF: 5.6]. pdf


Momenian, M., Nilipour, R., Ghafar Samar, R., Cappa, S.# & Golestani, N.# (2018). Morphosyntactic complexity modulates brain activation in Persian-English bilinguals: an fMRI study. Brain and Language,185, 9-18 [IF: 3.4]. pdf


Vandermosten, M., Wouters, J., Ghesquière, P. & Golestani, N. (2018). Statistical learning of speech sounds in dyslexic and typical reading children ( Scientific Studies of Reading (SSR). [IF: 3.6]. pdf


Hervais-Adelman, A., Moser-Mercer, B. & Golestani, N. (2018). Commentary: Broca Pars Triangularis constitutes a "Hub" of the language-control network during simultaneous language translation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. [IF: 3.6]. pdf



Hervais-Adelman, A., Moser-Mercer, B., Murray, M.M. & Golestani, N. (2017). Cortical thickness increases after simultaneous interpretation training. Neuropsychologia (Special Issue on Language Learning). [IF: 3.3]. pdf



Marie, D. & Golestani, N. (2016). Brain structural imaging of receptive speech and beyond: a review of current methods. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 32 (7), 870-890 [IF: 2.1]. pdf


Kartushina, N., Hervais-Adelman, A., Frauenfelder, U. & Golestani, N. (2016). Mutual influences between native and non-native vowels in production: evidence from short-term articulatory feedback training. Journal of Phonetics, 57, 21-39. [IF: 1.6] pdf


Kartushina, N., Frauenfelder, U. & Golestani, N. (2016). How and when does the second language influence the production of native speech sounds: A literature review. Language Learning, 66 (Suppl. 2), 155-186. [IF: 1.2]. pdf


Vandermosten, M., Price, C.J. & Golestani, N. (2016). Plasticity of white matter connectivity in phonetics experts. Brain Structure and Function, 221, 3825-3833. [IF: 5.6] pdf


Golestani, N. Neuroimaging of phonetic perception in bilinguals (2015). Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.[IF: 1.9] pdf


Kartushina, N., Hervais-Adelman, A., Frauenfelder, U., & Golestani, N. (2015). The effect of production training with visual feedback on the production and perception of foreign speech soundsJournal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138 (2), 817-832. [IF: 1.6] pdf


Hervais-Adelman, A., Moser-Mercer, B. & Golestani, N. (2015). Brain functional plasticity associated with the emergence of expertise in extreme language control. Neuroimage, 114, 264-274. [IF: 7.1] pdf


Hervais-Adelman, A., Moser-Mercer, B., Michel, C.M. & Golestani, N. (2015).  fMRI of simultaneous interpretation reveals the neural basis of extreme language control. Cerebral Cortex, 25(12), 4727-39. [IF: 7.5] pdf


Hervais-Adelman, A.*, Pefkou, M.*, & Golestani, N.  (2014). Bilingual speech-in-noise: neural bases of semantic context use in the native language.  Brain and Language, 132, 1-6. [IF: 3.8] pdf                                   

* The first two authors contributed equally


Scharnowski, F., Rosa, M.J., Golestani, N., Hutton, C., Josephs, O., Weiskopf, N. & Rees, G. (2014). Connectivity changes underlying neurofeedback training of visual cortex activity. PLOS ONE, 9(3). [IF: 3.7] pdf


Golestani, N.  (2014). Brain structural correlates of individual differences at low to high levels of the language processing hierarchy: A review of new approaches to bilingualism research. The International Journal of Bilingualism, 18(1), 6-34. [IF: 0.86] pdf


Evans, S., Kyong, J.S., Rosen, S., Golestani, N., Warren, J., McGettigan, C., Mourao-Miranda, J., Wise, R. J. and Scott, S.K. (2014). The pathways for intelligible speech: multivariate and univariate perspectives. Cerebral Cortex, 24(9), 2350-61. [IF: 7.5] pdf 


Golestani, N., Hervais-Adelman, A., Obleser, J., Scott, S.K. (2013). Semantic versus perceptual interactions in neural processing of speech-in-noise. Neuroimage, 79, 52-61. [IF: 7.1] pdf  


Hervais-Adelman, A., Moser-Mercer, B. & Golestani, N. (2011). Executive control of language in the bilingual brain: Integrating the evidence from neuroimaging to neuropsychology. Frontiers in Psychology, 2:234. [IF: 2.8] pdf


Golestani, N., Price, C.J., Scott, S. K.  (2011) Born with an ear for dialects? Structural plasticity in the ‘expert’ phonetician brain. The Journal of Neuroscience, 31(11), 4213-4220. [IF: 7.1] pdf


Vandermosten, M., Boets, B., Luts, H., Poelmans, H., Golestani, N., Wouters, J., Ghesquière, P. (2010). Adults with dyslexia are impaired in categorizing speech and nonspeech sounds on the basis of temporal cues. PNAS, 107 (23), 10389-10394. [IF: 9.7] pdf


Golestani, N., Rosen, S., Scott, S. K. (2009). Native-language benefit for understanding speech-in-noise: the contribution of semantics, Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 12(3), 385-392. [IF: 2.2] pdf


Golestani, N. & Zatorre, R.J. (2009).  Individual differences in the acquisition of second language phonology.  Brain & Language, 109, 55-67. [IF: 3.8] pdf


Douaud, G., Behrens, T.E., Poupon, C., Cointepas, Y., Jbabdi, S., Gaura, V., Golestani, N., Krystkowiak, P., Verny, C., Damier, P., Bachoud-Lévi, A.C., Hantraye, P., Remy, P.  (2009). In vivo evidence for the selective subcortical degeneration in Huntington’s disease. Neuroimage, 46(4), 958-966. [IF: 7.1] pdf


Golestani, N. & Pallier, C. (2007).  Anatomical correlates of foreign speech sound production. Cerebral Cortex. 17(4), 929-934. [IF: 7.5] pdf


Golestani, N., Molko, N., Pallier, C., Dehaene, S., & Le Bihan, D. (2007).  Brain structure predicts the learning of foreign speech sounds.  Cerebral Cortex, 17(3), 575-582. [IF: 7.5] pdf


Rodrigo, S., Naggara, O., Oppenheim, C., Golestani, N., Poupon, C., Cointepas, Y., Mangin, J.F., Le Bihan, D., & Meder, J.F. (2007). Human subinsular asymmetry studied by diffusion tensor imaging and fiber tracking.  American Journal of Neuroradiology, 28(8),1526-31. [IF: 3.2] pdf


Rodrigo, S., Oppenheim, C., Chassoux, F., Golestani, N., Cointepas, Y., Poupon, C., Semah, F., Mangin, J.F., Le Bihan, D., Meder, J.F. (2007).  Uncinate fasciculus fiber tracking in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy. Initial findings.  European Radiology, 17(7),1663-8. [IF: 3.5] pdf


Golestani, N., Alario, F.-X., Meriaux, S., Le Bihan, D., Dehaene, S., & Pallier, C. (2006).  Syntax production in bilinguals.  Neuropsychologia, 44(7), 1029-40. [IF: 4.4] pdf


Dodel, S., Golestani, N., Pallier, C., ElKouby, V., Le Bihan, D., & Poline, J.B. (2005) Condition-dependant functional connectivity: syntax networks in bilinguals.  Philosophical Transactions (Royal Society): Biological Sciences, special issue on brain connectivity, 360 (1457), 921-935. [IF: 6.2] pdf


Perrin, M, Poupon, C., Cointepas, Y., Rieul, B., Golestani, N., Pallier, C., Riviere, D., Constantinesco, A., Le Bihan, D., Mangin, J.F.  (2005). Fiber tracking in q-ball fields using regularized particle trajectories.  Information processing in medical imaging, 19, 52-63. pdf


El Kouby, V, Cointepas, Y, Poupon, C, Riviere, D, Golestani, N., Poline, JB, Le Bihan, D, Mangin, JF. (2005) MR diffusion-based inference of a fiber bundle model from a population of subjects.  International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, 8 (Pt 1), 196-204. [IF: N/A] pdf


Golestani, N. & Zatorre, R.J. (2004) Learning new sounds of speech: Reallocation of neural substrates. Neuroimage, 21(2), 494-506. [IF: 7.1] pdf


Golestani, N., Paus, T., & Zatorre, R.J. (2002).  Anatomical correlates of learning novel speech sounds.  Neuron, 35, 997-1010. [IF: 16.4] pdf


Ward, L.M., Armstrong, J., & Golestani, N. (1999).  Memory for psychophysical scaling judgements.  Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 6(3), 472-478. [IF: 2.2] pdf


Ward, L.M., Armstrong, J., & Golestani, N. (1996). Intensity resolution and subjective magnitude in psychophysical scaling.  Perception & Psychophysics, 58(5), 793-801. [IF: 2.0] pdf


Book chapters


Ward, L.M., McDonald, J.A., & Golestani, N. (1998).  Cross-modal control of    attention shifts.  R. Wright (Ed.) Visual Attention.  New York: Oxford University Press, pp 232-268.


* The first two authors contributed equally

# Joint senior authors