Language and Memory Control Research groups

Cognitive neuroscientists, engineers and mathematicians work together in the Language and Memory Control group to unravel the neural basis of high cognitive functions using an array of behavioral, functional (task-related, resting-state) and structural (volumetric, diffusion MRI, quantitative MRI) MRI techniques and a range of analytical approaches.

We investigate how high cognitive functions result from interactions between different cognitive components, focusing mostly on language (reading, speech comprehension and production) and memory (semantic, autobiographical, episodic) systems across the life span in both cognitively normal and clinical populations.

Our current research program includes studies on thalamocortical contributions to language systems, differential involvement of visual pathways in word processing, brain plasticity associated with language learning and cognitive training, executive attention, episodic memory retrieval, creativity, and advanced MRI methods.

Science field

Life & Medical Sciences

BCBL - Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language
RIS3 Priorities
  • Biosciences & Health
Main researcher
Pedro M. (Kepa) Paz-Alonso
Paseo Mikeletegi 69, 2nd Floor 20009 DONOSTIA
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