Memory & Language Lab
LINES OF RESEARCH
Inhibitory control of memory
The general aim of this line is to study the properties of inhibition as a mechanism that helps in selecting memory traces of different nature. We focus on studying the nature of this process by using retrieval practice, directed forgetting and updating tasks, etc.. Finally, we also aim to observe whether this mechanism can be enhanced through training.
Language selection and cognitive control in bilinguals
We explore the organization of the bilingual lexical system and the importance of executive control mechanisms for controlling language processing in bilinguals. Additionally, we study how the recurrent engagement of these processes may transfer to non-verbal skills in different populations (e.g. children, adults, or interpreters).
Individual differences in memory and language
The general aim of this line is to study the role of cognitive control in memory retrieval and language selection by exploring individual differences (e.g. inhibitory deficits in the aging, drug addition, mental disorders). We focus on studying the nature of this process by using retrieval practice, directed forgetting and naming task, etc.