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Thesis Mariam BAYRAM


From 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2024

Motor imagery effect on language comprehension performances. Cognitive training and non-invasive neurostimulation studies

This PhD project will evaluate the effect of Motor Imagery (MI) on language comprehension. A coupling of language and motor processes has been established and studies proposed that this relation was involved during the semantic access. In this vein, similar brain network was observed during actual action execution and during comprehension of action verbally described. Moreover, studies in the motor cognition field showed that actual action execution and action imagination recruit similar brain regions and also that MI improve behavioural motor performances. Therefore, we hypothesize that by MI-training we could improve language comprehension performances and also prevent for language deficits. Indeed, we suggest that MI-training was an effective way to enhance motor function and subsequently facilitate semantic access during language comprehension. These questions will be evaluated using behavioural and non-invasive neurstimulation protocols.

Supervisors :
Marcela PERRONE-BERTOLOTTI - (marcela[dot]perrone-bertolotti[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr)
Sylvain HARQUEL - (sylvain[dot]harquel[at]univ-grenoble-alpes[dot]fr) -

Keywordsmotor imagery,language,TMS,cognition,cognitif training,action verbs,


From 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2024



Submitted on 17 November 2023

Updated on 17 November 2023