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.



  • Apr 2017: Dr Spierer has received a research grant from the Velux Foundation for his research on aging
  • Jan 2017: The LCNS welcomes Farfalla Ribordy-Lambert as Post-doctoral researcher
  • 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


  • De Pretto M. et al., Nature Scientific Reports: "Spatiotemporal brain dynamics supporting the immediate automatization of inhibitory control by implementation intentions"
  • Annoni J.M., Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience: "Jagged1 is altered in Alzheimer's disease and regulates spatial memory processing"
  • Accolla E.A, Brain: "Reply: Oscillatory coupling of the subthalamic nucleus in obsessive compulsive disorder"
  • Radman N. et al., Neural Plasticity: "The role of the cognitive control system in recovery from bilingual aphasia, a multiple single-case fMRI study" 
  • Annoni et al., Journal of Neurolinguistics: "Second language performances in elderly bilinguals and individuals with dementia: The role of L2 immersion"
  • Chabwine et al., BMC Research Notes: "Definition and management of varicella zoster virus-associated meningoradiculitis: a case report"
  • 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"


  • Interview of professor Annoni in the journal  Le Matin,  "Le bilinguisme augumente les réserves cognitives". Link to the article
  • Interview of professor Annoni in the journal La Liberté,  "Une mémoire de moins en moins vive". Link to the article
  • Interview of professor Annoni in the journal La Liberté,  "Le cerveau bilingue à la loupe". Link to the article
  • 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


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