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Anne-Lise Giraud

I was born in Lyon and lived there until I obtained my PhD in Neuroscience in 1997 on peripheral auditory neurophysiology. I did a post-doc at the Functional Imaging Lab in London between 97 and 99, where I studied the plasticity of auditory and visual systems during deafness and after cochlear implantation, using mainly positron emission tomography (PET) and fMRI. In 2001, I founded the Auditory Language Group, at the Brain Imaging Center in Frankfurt/Main Germany, where we worked on multisensory integration in speech processing. The group survived a first move in 2004 to the Cognitive Neuroscience Lab of the DEC at Ecole Normale Supérieure Paris, where I took a CNRS research director’s position, and a second one in 2012 to the Department of Neuroscience of the University of Geneva, where I am being appointed of Neuroscience. I am interested in the transformations of the neural code between cochlear speech encoding and access to meaning. I am particularly dedicated to using basic science to understand the causes of speech and language disorders.