Centre for Neurolinguistics and Psycholinguistics (CNPL)

Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele

DIBIT 1, 5th floor

Via Olgettina, 58 , 20132 (Milan)

The Centre for Neurolinguistics and Psycholinguistics (CNPL) was founded in 2016 by Prof. Jubin Abutalebi to pursue high-quality research devoted to the study of language as related to mind and brain. 


Language is the trait that most prominently distinguishes the human species from other species, and it is grounded on complex interactions between biological and cognitive functions.


Understanding how language is cognitively processed in real time and how it is computed in the brain represents one of the critical challenges in contemporary human sciences.

To face this challenge, CNPL uses a highly interdisciplinary approach that comprises cognitive neuroscience, experimental psychology, linguistics and neuropsychology, as well as a number of complementary non-invasive tools such as behavioral measures, functional (fMRI) and structural neuroimaging (VBM, DTI), and neurostimulation (tDCS).

to our close friend and colleague ....

It is with great sadness that we announce that Professor Albert Costa unexpectedly passed away at the age of 48.

Prof. Costa was a highly esteemed personality in bilingualism research and in cognitive neuroscience. His contribution was influential in our own research. Albert was not only a colleague but a very close friend .... and we will immensely miss all those good times and fun we had together.

Albert, you will be always with us ...

Want to know more about the way

your brain processes language?

Vuoi saperne di più sul modo in cui
il tuo cervello elabora il linguaggio?

We’re currently recruiting senior participants (>65) for a

magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study at San Raffaele!

It’s totally non-invasive and you’ll get a nice picture of your brain!

Contact us! 

Stiamo attualmente reclutando partecipanti senior (>65) per

uno studio di risonanza magnetica (RM) al San Raffaele!

È totalmente non invasivo e avrai una bella immagine del tuo cervello!
Contattaci!