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Francesca Branzi
Research Staff, Hearing, Speech and Language Group
01223 355 294

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.

CBSU publications
BRANZI, F. , LAMBON RALPH, M., Humphreys, G., Hoffman, P. (In Press) Revealing the neural networks that extract conceptual gestalts from continuously evolving or changing semantic contexts, NeuroImage [Read More]

BRANZI, F. M., Martin, C., Carreiras, M., Paz-Alonson, P.M. (2019) Functional connectivity reveals dissociable ventrolateral prefrontal mechanisms for the control of multilingual word retrieval., Human Brain Mapping, 13 Sep 2019, 41(1):80-94 [Open Access]