The Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language is a world class interdisciplinary research center for the study of cognition, brain, and language, jointly founded by Innobasque, Ikerbasque, UPV-EHU and the Provincial Government of Guipuzkoa.
The BCBL is a multidisciplinary research center within the Basque Science, Technology and Innovation Network (RVCTI), devoted to pursuing excellence in research, training, and knowledge transfer in the cognitive neuroscience of language.
Our research activity aims to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms involved in the acquisition, comprehension and production of language, with special emphasis on bilingualism and multilingualism. We study processes involved in normal child language acquisition and second language learning in adults, as well as learning disorders, language disorders, the language-related effects of aging, and neurodegeneration and language use in different social contexts.
The main research lines of the center are:
- Language development across the life span
- Speech perception, productions, and disorders
- Reading and dyslexia
- Neurodegeneration, brain damage, and rehabilitation
- Language and other cognitive systems
- Advanced methods in cognitive neuroscience