SEBASTIAN GALLES, NURIA

Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions
Speech Acquisition and Perception Group

+34 93 542 2945
[email protected]
Roc Boronat, 138 08018 Barcelona


Núria Sebastián-Gallés is a Full Professor at our Department, where she leads the Speech Acquisition and Perception Research Group. She received her Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology at the University of Barcelona (UB) in 1986. After Post-doctoral training at the Max Plank Institute and the LSCP-CNRS in Paris, she was appointed as Associate Professor at the UB in 1988, and promoted to Full Professor in 2002. In 2009 she moved to UPF. She has been a Visiting Scholar at several centers, including the IRCS of the Univ. of Pennsylvania, the ICN at the Univ. College (London) and the University of Chicago. She has received international recognition as shown by a James S. McDonnell Foundation Award and giving the Nijmegen Lectures (2005). She was member of the advisory group of the “Brain and Learning” initiative of the OECD (2002-2006). At present she is vice-president of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council.

She has authored over 90 publications in international journals (including Science, PNAS, The Journal of Neuroscience, among others). One of her current research projects is an ERC Advanced Grant investigating the relationship between attention and language development