19. Zhu, J., Blanco-Elorrieta, E., Sun, Y., Szakay, A, & Sowman, P. (under review). Natural vs forced language switching: free selection and consistent choices eliminate significant performance costs and cognitive demands in the brain.
18. Blanco-Elorrieta, E., Hauptman, M., & Pylkkänen, L. (in press). Inflection across categories: Tracking abstract morphological processingin language production with MEG. Cerebral Cortex
17. Blanco-Elorrieta, E., & Caramazza, A., (2021). On the need of theoretically guided approaches to possible bilingual advantages: an evaluation of the potential loci in the language and executive control systems. Neurobiology of language , 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1162/nol_a_00041
16. Honari-Jahromi, M., Chouinard, B., Blanco-Elorrieta, E., Pylkkänen, L., & Fyshe, A., (2021). Neural representation of words within phrases: Temporal evolution of color-adjectives and object-nouns during simple composition. Plos One , 16.3 (2021): e0242754. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0242754 [pdf]
15. Blanco-Elorrieta, E., & Caramazza, A. (2021). A common selection mechanism at each linguistic level in bilingual and monolingual language production.Cognition 104625. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2021.104625 [pdf]
14. Blanco-Elorrieta, E.*, Gwilliams, L.*, Marantz, A., & Pylkkänen, L. (2020). Adaptation to mis-pronounced speech: evidence for a prefrontal-cortex repair mechanism. Nature Scientific Reports, 11, 97(2011) doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-79640-0 [pdf]
13. Blanco-Elorrieta, E., Ding, N., Pylkkänen, L., & Poeppel, D. (2020). Understanding requires tracking: Noise and knowledge interact in bilingual language comprehension.Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 32(10), 1975-1983 doi/abs/10.1162/jocn_a_01610 [pdf]
12. Liu, H., Zhang, Y., Blanco-Elorrieta, E., Hea, Y., Chen, B. (2019). Role of proactive control on subcomponents of language control: Evidence from trilinguals. Cognition 194, 104055 doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2019.104055 [pdf]
11. Blanco-Elorrieta, E., & Pylkkänen, L. (2018). Ecological validity in bilingualism research and the bilingual advantage. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 22(12), 1117-1126 doi.org/10.1016/j.tics.2018.10.001 [pdf]
10. Blanco-Elorrieta, E., Emmorey, K., & Pylkkänen, L. (2018). Language switching decomposed through MEG and evidence from bimodal bilinguals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 115.39 (2018): 9708-9713 doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1809779115 [pdf]
9. Blanco-Elorrieta, E., Kastner, I., Emmorey, K., & Pylkkänen, L. (2018). A shared neurobiology for building phrases in signed and spoken language. Scientific Reports 8, 5492 doi:10.1038/s41598-018-23915-0 [pdf]
8. Blanco-Elorrieta, E., Ferreira, S.V., Del Prato, P., & Pylkkänen, L. (2017). The priming of Basic Combinatory Responses in MEG.
Cognition 70, 49-63 doi.org/10.1016/j.cognition.2017.09.010 [pdf]
7. Fyshe, A., Blanco-Elorrieta, E. & Pylkkänen, L. (2017). The neural representation of concepts during composition. Cognitive Computational Neuroscience (CCN) [pdf]
6. Blanco-Elorrieta, E. Emmorey, K., & Pylkkänen, L. (2017). Decoding Language Switching in the Bilingual Brain: evidence from simultaneous speech and sign production. Cognitive Computational Neuroscience (CCN) [pdf]
5. Blanco-Elorrieta, E., & Pylkkänen, L. (2017). Bilingual language switching in the lab vs. in the wild: The spatio-temporal dynamics of adaptive language control. The Journal of Neuroscience, 37(37), 9022-9036 doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0553-17.2017 [pdf]
4. Blanco-Elorrieta, E. & Pylkkänen, L. (2016). Bilingual language control in perception vs. action:
MEG reveals comprehension control mechanisms in anterior cingulate cortex and domain-general production control in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. The Journal of Neuroscience 36(2): 290-301 doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2597-15.2016 [pdf]
3. Blanco-Elorrieta, E. & Pylkkänen, L. (2015). Composition of complex numbers: Delineating the computational role of the left anterior temporal lobe. NeuroImage 124(Pt A):194-203doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.08.049 [pdf]
2. Blanco Elorrieta, E. & Pylkkänen, L. (2015). Brain bases of language selection: MEG evidence from Arabic-English bilingual language production. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:27 doi:10.3389/fnhum.2015.00027 [pdf]
1. Pylkkänen, L., Bemis, D.K., & Blanco-Elorrieta, E. (2014). Building phrases in language production: An MEG study of simple composition. Cognition , 133, 371-384 doi:10.1016/j.cognition.2014.07.001 [pdf]
2021: Cognitive Science Society: Glushko Dissertation award.
2021: NYU-wide Outstanding Dissertation award.
2021: GSAS Outstanding Dissertation award.
2020: Ben Barres Fellowship.
2020: Coons/Leibowitz Graduate Student Teaching Award.
2019: Forbes magazine: 30 under 30 in Science.
2019: Martin Braine Dissertation fellowship in Psychology.
2018: The Dingwall Foundation: Dissertation Fellowship in the Cognitive, Clinical, and Neural Foundations of Language.
2018: New York University: Dean's Student travel award.
2017: Society of the Neurobiology of Language predoctoral fellow merit award.
2017: Woodcock Institute Grant Research Award.
2016: Helmsley Fellowship for cross-disciplinary research.
2016: New York University: Dean's Student Travel Grant.
2015: Neurobiology of Language Conference: Travel Award.
2015: MacCracken Fellowship for Doctoral studies.
2014: La Caixa Foundation: fellowship for Graduate Studies in North America (4% success rate).
2012: Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language: academic merit scholarship.
2011: Basque Government: fellowship for undergraduate research projects.
2010: University of Deusto: grant for undergraduate research projects.
2008: Basque Government: Distinguished Academic scholarship.
Science Outreach and Advocacy
Interview on Spanish TVE for an episode of "The Brain Hunter" (El Cazador de Cerebros): Donde nacen los idiomas? (Where are languages born?)
TEDx Talk on the true advantage of being bilingual
Documentary on the trans & gender non-binary experience.
Coverage of my research and inclusion in the Forbes 30 under 30 list
On El Pais newspaper: Los bilingües se expresan con más sofisticación y tienen mayor facilidad para comunicarse
On Deia newspaper: De profesión, genio de los mil lenguajes
Radio interview in radio COPE on my research on the neurobiology of bilinguism: here beginning on minute 20
Reporting of the research in Onda Cero: from minute 26 onwards.
Interview on Basque public radio 1 hour 9 minute onwards.
Interview on the Spanish public radio here
International coverage of the Scientific reports article on the shared neural bases of sign and speech
On Science Daily: When we sign, we build phrases with similar neural mechanisms as when we speak
On the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) news: When we sign, we build phrases with similar neural mechanisms as when we speak
On the Italian version of web of science When we sign, we build phrases with similar neural mechanisms as when we speak
Australasian Neuroscience society When we sign, we build phrases with similar neural mechanisms as when we speak
Russian N1 news channel's report can be found here
Coverage of the Journal of Neuroscience article on language switching in different conversational scenarios
The press release from NYU can be found here
On Exception magazine: Chatting makes it easy to switch languages
On Science Daily: Is changing languages effortful for bilingual speakers? Depends on the situation
On Lukor magazine: Chatting makes it easier to switch between languages
On Science Codex: Is changing languages effortful for bilingual speakers?
On Health News Digest: Is Changing Languages Effortful for Bilingual Speakers?
On Gears of Biz: Is changing languages effortful for bilingual speakers? Depends on the situation
On Futurity news: Chatting makes it easy to switch languages
Coverage of my paper in the Journal of Neuroscience on language switching in perception vs. action.
The press release from NYUAD can be found here.
An article in the The Gulf Today: Bilingual brains more focused, reveals NYU Abu Dhabi research
An article in Khaleej times: Bilinguals are smarter than you think
An article in The National: Abu Dhabi study sheds new light on benefits of children being bilingual
An article in ZAWYA: NYU Abu Dhabi researchers reveal workings of the bilingual brain
An article in United Arab Emirates News Agency: NYU Abu Dhabi researchers reveal workings of the bilingual brain
An article in MSN News: NYU Abu Dhabi study shows becoming bilingual depends on the brain
Multidimensional Scaling (MDS)
You can download an annotated sample code for an MDS analysis of US cities here
You can download an annotated sample code for a k-means analysis here
Linear classification analysis
You can download an annotated sample code for a linear classification analysis here
The data is available here
The labels are available here