Manuel Carreiras


BCBL Director. Ikerbasque Research Professor. Group Leader

Management: overall strategic and scientific management of BCBL.

Keywords: reading, bilingualism, visual word recognition, sentence processing, sign language, neurodegeneration of language.

Manuel Carreiras is the scientific director of the BCBL (Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language, Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain) that was awarded in 2015 the “Severo Ochoa” label of excellence for a period of 4 years starting in 2016. He is also IKERBASQUE research professor, Honorary Professor of the University College of London (UCL), and Distinguished Researcher of the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). His research focuses on reading, bilingualism and second language learning. He is the editor in chief of Frontiers in Language Sciences, and associated editor of Language, Cognition, and Neuroscience and of Brain and Language. He has published more than 250 papers in high impact journals in the field. His research has been funded by different research agencies. He was the coordinator of the Consolider-Ingenio2010 grant entitled COEDUCA, and Principal Investigator of the ERC (European Research Council) advanced grant entitled Bi-Literacy and of a Health Research 2018 La Caixa Foundation grant entitled DysThal. He has been recipient of the Euskadi Research prize 2015, and of the Spanish National Research prize in Social Sciences Pascual Madoz, 2019.

Research group: Neurobiology of language

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