Category archives: Language

Singin’ in the Brain: why brain tumour patients are singing on the operating table

Singin’ in the Brain: why brain tumour patients are singing on the operating table

LanguageMedicineNeurobiology

By Invited Researcher

Zoë Firth & Priscila Borba Borges, students, European Master’s in Clinical Linguistics (EMCL+) and Adrià Rofes (advisor) ‘I can’t control my brain’. So sang Weezer in their 2001 hit ‘Island in the Sun’; how fitting, then, that this was the song teenager Kira Iaconetti chose to sing during her brain surgery. That’s right: during surgery […]

Brain mechanisms beneath prediction during speech perception

Brain mechanisms beneath prediction during speech perception

LanguageNeuroscience

By Invited Researcher

Author: Nicola Molinaro is an Ikerbasque Research Fellow at BCBL – Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language Research on language comprehension has always underscored the speed and precision with which the brain integrates and process the input while at the same performing multiple parallel tasks. This extreme efficiency is explained by the ability of […]

How many animals can you name within one minute (and what does this say about your cognition)?

How many animals can you name within one minute (and what does this say about your cognition)?

LanguageNeurolinguisticsNeuroscience

By Invited Researcher

Verbal fluency tests are one of the most widely used tests in neuropsychology . The oral form of the test that is used today was first introduced by Benton and colleagues in the 1960’s and is mainly administered for evaluation of subjects suspected of having neurological damage . Administration of fluency tests is fast, simple […]