Gesture and language in aphasia

12th Aug
The relation between language and gesture has for quite some time been investigated in aphasia. Here a picture seems to be emerging: in aphasia, use of iconic gestures can increase as a compensatory mechanism for impaired language. However, there seems to be evidence that differences in this regard between aphasics and non-brain damaged people emerge particularly with word finding difficulties, not during normal speech. In this sense, iconic gesture and lexical concepts are linked. As aphasia...

Cognition without language: Nonverbal communication and cognition in non- or minimally verbal children with autism

04th May

Narrative competence across autism spectrum conditions

19th Apr

Why online communication can be easier for people with autism 

04th Apr

TALKING BRAINS finally closes its doors

16th Mar
TALKING BRAINS ( is the perhaps first-ever exhibition of language as a natural object, which opened its doors for the public on 30th March 2017. It is owned by the laCaixa foundation and was produced by After several hundreds of thousands of visitors passed through it, it has now finally closed. We hope it has inspired visitors to contemplate our brain as the uniquely linguistic organ in nature and incited reflections on what language is - including how...

New predoc grant for Antonia

07th Feb
Congratulations to Antonia Tovar who has secured a full, 3-year predoc grant ("Ajuts per a la contractacció de personal investigador novell (FI-2017)")! Antonia is currently our main researcher on the Huntington's front, but she is also involved in schizophrenia projects. For her PhD she will take our current results regarding the linguistic profile of Huntington's disease further and explore it in its more specific dimensions.