The Laboratory for Cognitive and Neurological Sciences investigates the anatomo-functional organization of the healthy and neurological brain using neuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation methods.



  • Oct 2016: The LCNS welcomes Corentin Wicht as PhD student
  • Sept 2016: The LCNS welcomes MD Dr Agnes Zeng as visiting scientist
  • Sept 2016: The LCNS welcomes Elisa Monaco as PhD student
  • June 2016: The LCNS welcomes new lithuanian collaborators for the Swiss-Lithuanian partnership
  • March 2016: The LCNS welcomes Benoìt Perriard as post-doctoral researcher
  • February 2016: Initiation of the swiss-lithuanian institutional partnership with the participation of the LCNS and the CHUV. Press release
  • February 2016: The LCNS welcomes Juliane Britz as research associate
  • February 2016: The LCNS welcomes Micaela De Weck for her medical doctor thesis
  • October 2015: The LCNS welcomes Maria Pestalozzi as PhD student
  • May 2015: The LCNS welcomes Lea Jost as post-doctoral researcher
  • April 2015: Our new methodological platform is now open: NIBSI Platform


  • Accolla et al., Brain: "Brain networks modulated by subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation"
  • Chouiter et al., Neuroscience: "Partly segregated cortico-subcortical pathways support phonologic and semantic verbal fluency: a lesion study"
  • De Pretto et al., European Journal of Neuroscience"State-dependency of inhibitory control performance: an electrical neuroimaging study"
  • de Leon Rodriguez et al. dans Frontiers in Psychology: "The impact of language opacity and proficiency on reading strategies in bilinguals: an eye movement study"
  • Dieguez,  Frontiers in Psychology: "Micromégas: altered body-environment scaling in literary fiction"
  • Annoni et al., Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience"Eye gaze behaviour at turn transition: How aphasic patients process speakers’ turns during video observation" 
  • Accolla et al., Journal of Affective Disorders: "Deep brain stimulation of the posterior gyrus rectus region for treatment-resistant depression"
  • Annoni JM et al., PLoS One: "Perception of co-speech gestures in aphasic patients: An eye movement study"


  • The Prof C Nicollier gave a talk during the 5th Research day in medicine. Link to the article
  • Web article "Myth Busted: Conspiracy Theorists Do Believe Stuff 'Just Happens' " on the website Link to the article
  • Web article "Les adeptes de la théorie du complot ne rejettent pas le hasard" on the rts info website. Link to the article
  • Interview of Jean-Marie Annoni on the brain lateralization, 12h45 program on the RTS TV. Link to the podcast
  • Interview of JM Annoni on "How the brain of bilinguals work?", Actu program on "la Télé". Link to the podcast
  • Web article "Conspiracy Theorists Aren't So Different From the Rest of Us" on the website Link to the article
  • Article "Den Geheimnissen des Hirns auf der Spur" in the daily jounal "Freiburger Nachrichten". Link to the pdf.
  • Interview of JM Annoni on language learning in Switzerland, Politbox program. Link to the podcast  


Laboratory for cognitive and neurological sciences (LCNS) - Chemin du Musée 5 - 1700 Fribourg - Tel +41 26 300 8539 - Swiss University