The activity reports describe the research activities of the Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL) from the moment it was launched in November 2008. The BCBL was promoted by the Basque Government through Ikerbasque (the Basque Foundation for Science) that planted the seed and managed to assemble four partners to set up the legal structure of the BCBL.

The four founding and current partners are: Ikerbasque, Innobasque (Basque Innovation Agency), the Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). Initially, the BCBL was funded by a grant from the Basque Government, but immediately grants from other funding bodies also contributed to the budget of the BCBL. In particular, grants from the Plan Nacional, the Consolider program, the Severo Ochoa award from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (Agencia Estatal de Investigación), grants from the 7th Framework and the H2020 program of the European Union, the European Research Council (ERC), grants from the Provincial Government of Gipuzkoa, and from several private foundations such as La Caixa Foundation.

The BCBL was created with the mission of performing world-class research on cognition, language processing, and on the brain mechanisms that underlie these processes. We are a multidisciplinary research center within the Basque Country Science Network, dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in research, training and knowledge transfer within the field of Cognitive Neuroscience of Language. The specific aim of our research activity is to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms involved in language acquisition and processing, with special emphasis on bilingualism and multilingualism. To that end, we set up a well-equipped laboratory with exceptional facilities and recruited an outstanding group of human resources.

In this section you can download the activity reports of the center.