Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL)

The BCBL is a world class interdisciplinary research centre for the study of cognition, brain and language jointly founded by Innobasque, Ikerbasque, UPV-EHU and the Government of Gipuzcoa. The centre is situated in Donostia-San Sebastián in the Basque Country (Spain) and was set up in December 2008.

We are a multidisciplinary research centre within the Basque Country Science Network, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in research, training and knowledge transfer within the area of the Cognitive Neuroscience of Language. The specific aim of our research activity is to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms involved in the acquisition, comprehension and production of language, with special emphasis on bilingualism and multilingualism.

The main aim of our research activity is to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms involved in the acquisition, comprehension and production of language and reading, with special emphasis on bilingualism and multilingualism. Our main activities are:

-Basic Research

-Training / teaching

-Tech and Knowledge transfer

-Science dissemination and outreach

Some of the areas we study include the processes involved in normal child language acquisition and second language learning in adults, as well as learning disorders, language disorders, language-related effects of aging and neurodegeneration and language use in different social contexts. Our commitment to education and knowledge transfer in the area of Cognitive Neuroscience extends across different contexts, including university, healthcare, social and business environments, with the aim of contributing to the welfare of our society by applying the knowledge and technology derived from our research.

Key Facts BCBL

65%
Percentage of articles published in 1st decile journals during year 2017.
91%
Percentage of articles published in 1st quartile journals during year 2017.
10
Number of fellowships of the Ikerbasque - Basque Foundation for Science.
34
Number of H2020 projects and grants, including 28 Marie Curie awards, 2 collaborative projects and 4 ERC fellowships.

The Severo Ochoa funding enabled the positioning of the BCBL at the forefront of research into language processing in the human brain.

Manuel Carreiras

Manuel Carreiras

Director at BCBL

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