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Francesca Branzi
Research Staff
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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. M., Pobric, G., Jung, J., LAMBON RALPH, M.A. (In Press) The left angular gyrus is causally involved in context-dependent integration and associative encoding during narrative reading, Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience [Read More]

BRANZI, F. , LAMBON RALPH, M., HUMPHREYS, G., Hoffman, P. (2020) Revealing the neural networks that extract conceptual gestalts from continuously evolving or changing semantic contexts, NeuroImage, 220:116802 [Open Access]

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]