New and exciting result on language in Huntington disease!

03rd Feb
Together with Wolfram and Cati, and other colleagues from different institutions led by Ruth de Diego, some days ago we submitted the first systematic analysis of spontaneous speech as performed in a story-telling task (Cinderellla) and compared with matched controls. Central to our contribution was the design of a classificatory procedure to fine-grain the linguistic profile of HD including pre-symptomatic gene-carriers and symptomatic patients. The results appear to us to be important in...

Aphasia with and without the ‘inner voice’

17th Jan
I owe to Laura Sunnucks from London the knowledge that, apparently, some people with aphasia lose their 'internal language', while others don't. As Lauren Marks puts it (, 'several people have told me that they retained their internal language throughout, and their desperate struggle was to just say those words aloud. They had a very different Quiet.' In her own case, she reports a completed 'muted' inner voice and a loss of ...

The Role of Language in Theory of Mind

20th May

Easter at New Orleans: we will be at Evolang 11!

30th Nov

Theory of Mind: an introduction

30th May

Tager-Flusberg’s webinar on language in autism now online

30th Apr