We investigate the mechanisms involved in language production in normal conditions and after brain damage through the integration of psycholinguistic, neurolinguistic and functional neuroimaging paradigms. We use psycholinguistic chronometric paradigms to study which representations and processes are involved in the encoding of the form of the sentence to be produced. In the neurolinguistic approach we carry out the same studies with brain damaged speakers presenting with impaired language production (especially impaired phonological/phonetic encoding) and perform error analyses and acoustic measures on these productions. In the neuroimaging approach we analyse the time-course of processes involved in word-form encoding with ERPs paradigms in healthy control subjects and their breakdown in brain damaged (aphasic) speakers.
Interference in speaking while hearing and vice versa.
Word form encoding is under attentional demand: evidence from dual-task interference in aphasia.
The involvement of left inferior frontal and middle temporal cortices in word production unveiled by greater facilitation effects following brain damage.
The electrophysiological correlates of developmental dyslexia: New insights from lexical decision and reading aloud in adults.
Faculté de psychologie et sciences de l’éducation
Université de Genève