How are ethical and moral values integrated in a second language?

Understanding the content of a sentence not only involves knowing the semantic meaning of the words but also the pragmatic information that these same words evoke. The way people process the contents of a written or spoken sentence, for example, in the statement “Divorce is unacceptable”, the interpretation of the adjective “unacceptable” will vary according to their own views on the role of divorce.

Language, learning context and emotional processing, closely related

A study led by the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL) involving Albert Costa, coordinator of the SPB at the CBC  and ICREA research professor at UPF, has demonstrated that we think more coldly in a foreign language that in our native one and that our actions are less influenced by our emotions when we use a foreign language.

Gustavo Deco to start an ambitious project funded by the US National Institutes of Health

Gustavo Deco, ICREA research professor and director of the CBC, is participating in a project funded by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). The project “Stroke Neural Networks and Behaviour” within the NIH Grant R01 programme, endowed with a budget of 2.7 million dollars, is coordinated by professor and NIH researcher Maurizio Corbetta and will be carried out in the next five years.