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.

Humans share language acquisition mechanisms with other animals

When it comes to language acquisition in humans (infants and adults), one recurring question is whether it is exclusive to humans or whether it has certain features in common with processes found in other species. A recently published paper has found that, although other animals share certain mechanisms needed to acquire this cognitive capacity, language remains an essentially human trait.