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Si cal mentir, influeix en quina llengua es fa?

Albert Costa, professor d’investigació ICREA i cap del grup SPB del CBC, conjuntament amb Jon Andoni Duñabeitia, investigador del Centre de Cognició, Cervell i Llenguatge del Pais Basc, han realitzat un estudi publicat en edició avançada en línia a la revista Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, en què ha explorat la interacció entre l'acció de mentir intencionadament i el processament d'una segona llengua,  diferent de la llengua nativa (upf.news).

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How do neurons communicate to solve a cognitive task?

In a study published recently in the journal  PNAS the temporal interaction between the electrical activity of neurons of five cortical areas  of two primates has been quantified: the sensory cortical (S1 and S2), premotor (MPC, DPC) and motor (M1) areas, while the specimens performed a somatosensory discrimination task in which they had to indicate with the movement of the hand which stimulus received had the highest intensity.

In the resting state, the brain is constantly exploring its functions

Using techniques that measure brain activity according to oxygen consumption (BOLD fMRI), Adrián Ponce Álvarez, CBC researcher and Gustavo Deco, ICREA research professor and director of the CBC, together with a team of researchers from the USA, Italy, the UK and Switzerland have shown that the synchrony of the global phase evolves into a characteristic ultra-slow time scale (<0.01 Hz), and that the temporal variations observed reflect the transient formation-dissolution of multiple communities of synchronized brain regions.

A new method identifies changes in brain connectivity in psychiatric disorders

An international team of scientists comprising Gustavo Deco, ICREA research professor and CBC director and Joana Cabral, researchers CBC, have combined in their study the real functional connectivity obtained by advanced tractography with anatomical brain parcellation to identify the connectivity or "fingerprint" of the target points of deep brain stimulation (upf.news).

The brains of bilinguals and monolinguals differ when they speak their mother tongue

Albert Costa, ICREA research professor and SPB director, together with Kristof Strijkers, former SPB researcher, have participated in a study which has shown that when performing language tasks, bilinguals and monolinguals use the areas of the brain involved differently, even though the language studied is the native and dominant one (upf.news).

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