COSTA MARTINEZ, ALBERT
Dr. Albert Costa is ICREA Research Professor at our Department since 2008, where he is head of the Speech Production and Bilingualism Group in the Center for Brain and Cognition. In 1997 he received his Ph.D. degree in Psychology. From 1998 to 2005, Costa developed his post-doctoral career in European and American Universities: MIT, Harvard University (Fulbright scholarship), SISSA (Trieste, Italy) and at the University of Barcelona (Ramon y Cajal scholarship). In 2006 Dr. Costa became an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology of the same university.
Dr. Costa's research focuses on the cognitive and neural underpinnings of language processing. In this broad context, he is particularly interested in understanding how two languages are represented and processed by the same brain.
He addresses these issues by conducting experiments using both classic experimental psychology techniques and brain imaging and electrophysiological techniques, exploring the performance of both brain-damage individuals (patients with stroke and Alzheimer's disease) and healthy individuals.
He has published more than 70 papers in International Journals with h-index of 21.