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Townsend, S. W., & Hervais-Adelman, A. (2021). Speech segmentation: New dogs, old tricks? Current Biology, 31(24), R1580-R1582.

Preisig, B. C., Riecke, L., Sjerps, M. J., Kösem, A., Kop, B. R., Bramson, B., Hagoort, P., & Hervais-Adelman, A. (2021). Selective modulation of interhemispheric connectivity by transcranial alternating current stimulation influences binaural integration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118(7), e2015488118.

Slivac, K., Hervais-Adelman, A., Hagoort, P., & Flecken, M. (2021). Linguistic labels cue biological motion perception and misperception. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 17239.

Hervais-Adelman, A. (2021). Neuroimaging of simultaneous conference interpreters. In The Routledge Handbook of Conference Interpreting (pp. 471-487): Routledge.


Keller, L., Hervais-Adelman, A., & Seeber, K. G. (2020). Language conflict resolution and behavioural executive control measures in simultaneous interpreting. In L. Vandevoorde, J. Daems, & B. Defrancq (Eds.), New Empircal Perspectives on Translation and Interpreting: Routledge.

Hervais-Adelman, A. (2020). Adolfo M. García. The neurocognition of translation and interpreting. Interpreting, 22(1), 156-161.

Becker, R., & Hervais-Adelman, A. (In Press). Resolving the connectome - Spectrally-specific functional connectivity networks and their distinct contributions to behaviour. eNeuro.

Seeber, K. G., Keller, L., & Hervais-Adelman, A. (2020). When the ear leads the eye – the use of text during simultaneous interpretation. Lang Cogn Neurosci, 1-15. doi:10.1080/23273798.2020.1799045

Houweling, T., Becker, R., & Hervais-Adelman, A. (2020). “The Noise-Resilient Brain: Resting-State Oscillatory Activity Predicts Words-In-Noise Recognition Brain and Language.” Brain and Language 202, 104727. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2019.104727


Hervais-Adelman, A., Kumar, U., Mishra, R. K., Tripathi, V. N., Guleria, A., Singh, J. P., Eisner, F., Huettig, F. (2019) “Learning to read recycles visual cortical networks without destruction” Science Advances 5(9), eaax0262. doi:10.1126/sciadv.aax0262

Hervais-Adelman, A., Babcock, L. (2019): “The Neurobiology of Simultaneous Interpreting - Where extreme language control and cognitive control intersect” Bilingualism, Language and Cognition 1-12. doi:10.1017/S1366728919000324

Rutten, S., Santoro, R., Hervais-Adelman, A., Formisano, E., Golestani, N. (2019) “Contextual effects on the neural encoding of speech in the auditory cortex” Nature Human Behaviour 3(9), 974-987. doi:10.1038/s41562-019-0648-9

Preisig, B. C., & Sjerps, M. J. (2019). Hemispheric specializations affect interhemispheric speech sound integration during duplex perception. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 145(3), EL190–EL196.

Preisig, B. C., Sjerps, M. J., Kösem, A., & Riecke, L. (2019). Dual-site high-density 4Hz transcranial alternating current stimulation applied over auditory and motor cortical speech areas does not influence auditory-motor mapping. Brain Stimulation.


Hervais-Adelman, A., Egorova, N., & Golestani, N. (2018). Beyond bilingualism: multilingual experience correlates with caudate volume. Brain Struct Funct. doi:10.1007/s00429-018-1695-0

Pascucci, D., Hervais-Adelman, A., & Plomp, G. (2018). Gating by induced Alpha-Gamma asynchrony in selective attention. Hum Brain Mapp. doi:10.1002/hbm.24216

Hervais-Adelman, A., Moser-Mercer, B., & Golestani, N. (2018). Commentary: Broca Pars Triangularis Constitutes a “Hub” of the Language-Control Network during Simultaneous Language Translation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12, 22. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2018.00022.

Preisig, B. C., Eggenberger, N., Cazzoli, D., Nyffeler, T., Gutbrod, K., Annoni, J.-M., … Müri, R. M. (2018). Multimodal Communication in Aphasia: Perception and Production of Co-speech Gestures During Face-to-Face Conversation. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12.


Burra, N., Hervais-Adelman, A., Celeghin, A., de Gelder, B., & Pegna, A. J. (2017). Affective blindsight relies on low spatial frequencies. Neuropsychologia. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.10.009.

Hervais-Adelman, A., Moser-Mercer, B., Murray, M. M., & Golestani, N. (2017). Cortical thickness increases after simultaneous interpretation training. Neuropsychologia. Advance online publication. doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.01.008.


Cazzoli, D., Hopfner, S., Preisig, B. C., Zito, G., Vanbellingen, T., Jäger, M., … Nyffeler, T. (2016). The influence of naturalistic, directionally non-specific motion on the spatial deployment of visual attention in right-hemispheric stroke. Neuropsychologia, 92, 181–189.

Eggenberger, N., Preisig, B. C., Schumacher, R., Hopfner, S., Vanbellingen, T., Nyffeler, T., … Cazzoli, D. (2016). Comprehension of Co-Speech Gestures in Aphasic Patients: An Eye Movement Study. PloS One, 11(1), e0146583.

Kartushina, N., Hervais-Adelman, A., Frauenfelder, U. H., & Golestani, N. (2016). Mutual influences between native and non-native vowels in production: Evidence from short-term visual articulatory feedback training. Journal of Phonetics, 57, 21-39. doi:10.1016/j.wocn.2016.05.001.

Preisig, B. C., Eggenberger, N., Zito, G., Vanbellingen, T., Schumacher, R., Hopfner, S., … Müri, R. M. (2016). Eye Gaze Behavior at Turn Transition: How Aphasic Patients Process Speakers’ Turns during Video Observation. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28(10), 1613–1624.

Rodríguez, D. D. L., Buetler, K. A., Eggenberger, N., Preisig, B. C., Schumacher, R., Laganaro, M., … Müri, R. M. (2016). The modulation of reading strategies by language opacity in early bilinguals: an eye movement study*. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 19(3), 567–577.


Hervais-Adelman, A., Legrand, L. B., Zhan, M. Y., Tamietto, M., de Gelder, B., & Pegna, A. J. (2015). Looming sensitive cortical regions without V1 input: Evidence from a patient with bilateral cortical blindness. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 9: 51. doi:10.3389/fnint.2015.00051.

Hervais-Adelman, A., Moser-Mercer, B., & Golestani, N. (2015). Brain functional plasticity associated with the emergence of expertise in extreme language control. NeuroImage, 114, 264-274. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.03.072.

Hervais-Adelman, A., Moser-Mercer, B., Michel, C. M., & Golestani, N. (2015). fMRI of simultaneous interpretation reveals the neural basis of extreme language control. Cerebral Cortex, 25(12), 4727-4739. doi:10.1093/cercor/bhu158.

Kartushina, N., Hervais-Adelman, A., Frauenfelder, U. H., & Golestani, N. (2015). The effect of phonetic production training with visual feedback on the perception and production of foreign speech sounds. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 138(2), 817-832. doi:10.1121/1.4926561.

Plomp, G., Hervais-Adelman, A., Astolfi, L., & Michel, C. M. (2015). Early recurrence and ongoing parietal driving during elementary visual processing. Scientific Reports, 5: 18733. doi:10.1038/srep18733.

Preisig, B. C., Eggenberger, N., Zito, G., Vanbellingen, T., Schumacher, R., Hopfner, S., … Müri, R. M. (2015). Perception of co-speech gestures in aphasic patients: A visual exploration study during the observation of dyadic conversations. Cortex, 64(0), 157–168.

Schumacher, R., Cazzoli, D., Eggenberger, N., Preisig, B.C., Nef, T., Nyffeler, T., … Müri, R. M. (2015). Cue Recognition and Integration–Eye Tracking Evidence of Processing Differences in Sentence Comprehension in Aphasia. PloS One, 10(11), e0142853.

Vanbellingen, T., Schumacher, R., Eggenberger, N., Hopfner, S., Cazzoli, D., Preisig, B. C., … Muri, R. M. (2015). Different visual exploration of tool-related gestures in left hemisphere brain damaged patients is associated with poor gestural imitation. Neuropsychologia, 71, 158–164.

Van den Stock, J., Tamietto, M., Hervais-Adelman, A., Pegna, A. J., & de Gelder, B. (2015). Body recognition in a patient with bilateral primary visual cortex lesions [Correspondence]. Biological Psychiatry, 77(7), E31-E33. doi:10.1016/j.biopsych.2013.06.023.


Hervais-Adelman, A., Pefkou, M., & Golestani, N. (2014). Bilingual speech-in-noise: Neural bases of semantic context use in the native language. Brain and Language, 132, 1-6. doi:10.1016/j.bandl.2014.01.009.

Van den Stock, J., Tamietto, M., Zhan, M. Y., Heinecke, A., Hervais-Adelman, A., Legrand, L. B., Pegna, A. J., & de Gelder, B. (2014). Neural correlates of body and face perception following bilateral destruction of the primary visual cortices. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 8: 30. doi:10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00030.


Becker, R., Pefkou, M., Michel, C. M., & Hervais-Adelman, A. (2013). Left temporal alpha-band activity reflects single word intelligibility. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 7: 121. doi:10.3389/fnsys.2013.00121.

Buetti, S., Tamietto, M., Hervais-Adelman, A., Kerzel, D., de Gelder, B., & Pegna, A. J. (2013). Dissociation between goal-directed and discrete response localization in a patient with bilateral cortical blindness. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(10), 1769-1775. doi:10.1162/jocn_a_00404.

Burra, N., Hervais-Adelman, A., Kerzel, D., Tamietto, M., de Gelder, B., & Pegna, A. J. (2013). Amygdala Activation for Eye Contact Despite Complete Cortical Blindness. The Journal of Neuroscience, 33(25), 10483-10489. doi:10.1523/jneurosci.3994-12.2013.

Golestani, N., Hervais-Adelman, A., Obleser, J., & Scott, S. K. (2013). Semantic versus perceptual interactions in neural processing of speech-in-noise. NeuroImage, 79, 52-61. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.04.049.


Hervais-Adelman, A., Carlyon, R. P., Johnsrude, I. S., & Davis, M. H. (2012). Brain regions recruited for the effortful comprehension of noise-vocoded words. Language and Cognitive Processes, 27(7-8), 1145-1166. doi:10.1080/01690965.2012.662280.


Hervais-Adelman, A., Davis, M. H., Johnsrude, I. S., Taylor, K. J., & Carlyon, R. P. (2011). Generalization of Perceptual Learning of Vocoded Speech. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 37(1), 283-295. doi:10.1037/a0020772.

Hervais-Adelman, A., Moser-Mercer, B., & Golestani, N. (2011). Executive control of language in the bilingual brain: Integrating the evidence from neuroinnaging to neuropsychology. Frontiers in Psychology, 2: 234. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00234.


Hervais-Adelman, A., Davis, M. H., Johnsrude, I. S., & Carlyon, R. P. (2008). Perceptual learning of noise vocoded words: Effects of feedback and lexicality. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 34(2), 460-474. doi:10.1037/0096-1523.34.2.460.


Davis, M. H., Johnsrude, I. S., Hervais-Adelman, A., Taylor, K., & McGettigan, C. (2005). Lexical information drives perceptual learning of distorted speech: Evidence from the comprehension of noise-vocoded sentences. Journal of Experimental Psychology-General, 134(2), 222-241. doi:10.1037/0096-3445.134.2.222.

Johnsrude, I., Davis, M., & Hervais-Adelman, A. (2005). From sound to meaning: Hierarchical processing in speech comprehension. In D. Pressnitzer, S. McAdams, A. DeCheveigne, & L. Collet (Eds.), Auditory Signal Processing: Physiology, Psychoacoustics, and Models (pp. 299-306). New York: Springer.