Welcome to the Memory & Language Blog

For more than twenty years, young researchers of the Memory and Language research group – which I am lucky to represent – have been working to answer questions such as:

How do bilinguals manage their languages? Which are the cognitive advantages of bilingualism? Can memory control be enhanced through training? How does memory work across the lifespan? How do people retrieve names and faces from memory? How do people represent numbers and arithmetic facts?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We are an interdisciplinary group of the Granada and Jaén Spanish Universities that make use of experimental research techniques to study behavior and neural activity in order to respond these questions and better understand how memory and languages processes work in humans.

 A couple months ago, we attended the International Convention of Psychological Science,  in Vienna (Austria) in which the association Women in Cognitive Science organized a session focused on the use of Social Media to Promote Professional Development, Networking, Scientific Dissemination, and Public Awareness.

The panel was composed by six invited speakers who convinced the audience about the benefits of using social media for scientific work purposes. Lorenza S. Colzato (University of Leiden), Daniel Lakens (Eindhoven University), Stephan Lewandowsky (University of Bristol), Gabriella Vigliocco (University College of London), Angélique Cramer (University of Amsterdam), and Antonella Sorace (University of Edimburg) contrasted the advantages and disadvantages of being present on social media, but they all agreed that, from now on, it is an essential part of one’s scientific profile (here’s a synthesis of the panel discussion).

We are pleased to welcome you to our blog. Here we will make accessible our work to the world, and we will share our knowledge with any person interested in understanding how language and memory processes work.This will also led us to connect and spread our research, increase the vissibility of our group as well as to stablish national and international collaborative networks.

We live on a society in which science is not the main concern of our governments, and probably, one of the reasons might be that society is not interested enough in science. Much remains to be achieved in this context, but we will do our part disseminating and sharing our work.

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