Ruth De Diego-Balaguer

Professor type
ICREA research professor
Master branch
Cognició, Desenvolupament i Psicologia de l’Educació
Universitat de Barcelona
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My research combines information from brain-damaged patients and imaging in healthy individuals to understand whether words and rules of language require different neural and cognitive mechanisms to be acquired since the earliest stages of contact with a new language. I am particularly interested in i) the role of the attentional systems in the acquisition of different aspects of language; ii) the role of the striatum as a brain structure that could make the interface between language and other cognitive functions necessary in the learning process; iii) how is the acquired information consolidated and modified by additional new information.

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