Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Basic Areas
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Doctora en Ciencia Cognitiva y Lenguaje, Universitat de Barcelona
Lincenciada en Psicología, Universitat de Barcelona

Academic curriculum of Dra. DÍAZ MENÉNDEZ, Begoña

  • Ciencia Cognitiva y Lenguaje
    Universitat de Barcelona.
  • Lincenciada en Psicología
    Universitat de Barcelona.

Publications of Dra. DÍAZ MENÉNDEZ, Begoña


  • Tschentscher, N.; Ruisinger, A.; Blank, H.; Díaz, B.; von Kriegstein, K., 2019, "Reduced Structural Connectivity Between Left Auditory Thalamus and the Motion-Sensitive Planum Temporale in Developmental Dyslexia", Journal of neuroscience, 39, 1720-1732.
  • Díaz, B.; Blank, H.; von Kriegstein, K., 2018, "Task-dependent modulation of the visual sensory thalamus assists visual-speech recognition", Neuroimage, 178, 721-734.
  • Schmitz, J.; Díaz, B.; Rubio Fernandez, K.; Sebastian-Galles, N., 2018, "Exploring the relationship between speech perception and production across phonological processes, language familiarity, and sensory modalities.", Language Cognition and Neuroscience, 33, 527-546.
  • Díaz, B.; Erdocia, K.; de Menezes, R.; Mueller, J.; Sebastian-Galles, N.; Laka, I., 2016, "Electrophysiological correlates of second-language syntactic processes are related to native and second language distance regardless of age of acquisition", Frontiers in Psychology, 7, 133.
  • Schmitz, J.; Díaz, B.; Sebastian-Galles, N., 2016, "Attention modulates somatosensory influences in passive speech listening", Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 28, 791-806.
  • Díaz, B.; Mitterer, H.; Broersma, M.; Escera, C.; Sebastian-Galles, N., 2016, "Variability in L2 phonemic learning originates from speech-specific capabilities: An MMN study on late bilinguals", Bilingualism: language and cognition, 19, 955-970.
  • Jin, Y.; Díaz, B.; Colomer, M.; Sebastian-Galles, N., 2014, "Oscillation encoding of individual differences in speech perception", PLoS One, 9, e100901.
  • Burgaleta, M.; Baus, C.; Díaz, B.; Sebastian-Galles, N., 2014, "Brain structure is related to speech perception abilities in bilinguals", Brain structure and function, 219, 1405-1416.
  • Gervaine, J.; Sebastian-Galles, N.; Díaz, B.; Laka, I.; Mazuka, R.; Yamane, N.; Nespor, M.; Mehler, J., 2013, "Word frequency cues word order in adults: Cross-linguistic evidence", Frontiers in Psychology, 4, 689.
  • Sebastian-Galles, N.; Soriano-Mas, C.; Baus, C.; Díaz, B.; Ressel, V.; Pallier, C.; Costa, A.; Pujol, J., 2012, "Neuroanatomical markers of individual differences in native and non-native vowel perception", Journal of neurolinguistics, 25, 150-162.
  • Sebastian-Galles, N.; Díaz, B., 2012, "First and second language speech perception: Graded learning", Language learning, 62, 131-147.
  • Ressel, V.; Pallier, C.; Ventura-Campos, N.; Díaz, B.; Roessler, A.; Avila, C.; Sebastian-Galles, N., 2012, "An effect of bilingualism on the auditory cortex", Journal of neuroscience, 32, 16597-16601.
  • Díaz, B.; Mitterer, H.; Broersma, M.; Sebastian-Galles, N., 2012, "Individual differences in late bilinguals' L2 phonological processes: From acoustic-phonetic analysis to lexical access", Learning and individual differences, 22, 680-689.
  • Díaz, B.; Hintz, F.; Kiebel, S.; von Kriegstein, K., 2012, "Dysfunction of the auditory thalamus in developmental dyslexia", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 109, 13841-13846.
  • Díaz, B.; Sebastian-Galles, N.; Erdocia, K.; Mueller, J.; Laka, I., 2011, "On the cross-linguistic validity of electrophysiological correlates of morphosyntactic processing: A study of case and agreement violations in Basque", Journal of neurolinguistics, 24, 357-373.
  • Díaz, B.; Baus, C.; Escera, C.; Costa, A.; Sebastian-Galles, N., 2008, "Brain potentials to native phoneme discrimination reveal the origin of individual differences in learning the sounds of a second language", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105, 16083-16088.
  • Sebastian-Galles, N.; Rodríguez-Fornells, A.; de Diego-Balaguer, R.; Díaz, B., 2006, "First- and second-language phonological representations in the mental lexicon", Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 18, 1277-1291.
  • de Diego-Balaguer, R.; Sebastian-Galles, N.; Díaz, B.; Rodríguez-Fornells, A., 2005, "Morphological processing in early bilinguals: An ERP study of regular and irregular verb processing", Cognitive brain research, 25, 312-325.

Book chapters

  • Díaz, B.; Burgaleta, M.; Sebastian-Galles, N., 2019, "The gift of language learning: Individual differences in non-native speech perception", The Handbook of the Neuroscience of Multilingualism. Wiley-Blackwell, 277-296.
  • Sebastian-Galles, N.; Díaz, B.; Costa, A., 2014, "Bilingualism and speech perception", The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Wiley-Blackwell.