Dr Francesca Branzi


University position

Research Associate

Departments

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Institutes

MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit

Email

Francesca.Branzi@mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk

Home page

https://scholar.google.it/citatio... (personal home page)

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

I am a neuroscientist interested in the neural basis of language and semantic processing in monolingual and multilingual speakers. I completed my PhD on the cognitive and neural correlates of language production and executive functions in multilinguals, under the supervision of Prof. Albert Costa (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona). From this I have experience working with fMRI and EEG acquisition methods. In 2015 I was a postdoctoral scientist at the Basque Center for Cognition, Brain and Language (San Sebastian, Spain).

After being awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship in 2016, I joined the University of Manchester and then the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (University of Cambridge) to work with Prof. Matthew Lambon Ralph.

In my current research I combine fMRI, EEG and TMS to investigate the neural basis of semantic cognition in naturalistic settings as well as language representation and control in multilingual speakers.

Research Focus

Keywords

Semantic Cognition

Language

Multilingualism

Executive functions

Clinical conditions

Stroke, Dementia

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

fMRI, EEG and TMS

Collaborators

Cambridge

Matthew Lambon Ralph

United Kingdom

Gorana Pobric Web: https://www.research.manchester.ac.uk/portal/...

International

Moshe Bar Web: https://faculty.biu.ac.il/~barlab...

Manuel Carreiras Web: https://www.bcbl.eu/people/...

Albert Costa Web: https://www.upf.edu/web/spb...

Clara Martin Web: https://www.bcbl.eu/people/...

Pedro Paz-Alonso Web: https://www.bcbl.eu/people/...

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