Jean-Marie Annoni

Neurology FM

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Cognitive Neurosciences

Language and Brain


I was born in 1956 and grew up in Geneva. I studied medicine in Geneva and obtained my Swiss diploma in 1981. I subsequently specialised in neurology, behavioural neurology and neurosciences in several hospitals in Zurich, Geneva, the cantons of Valais and St. Gallen, London and Montreal. I became a neurologist in 1989.
I then worked as a neurologist at the Geneva and Lausanne hospitals. I became a privat-docent in 2000, then a professor at the University of Fribourg in 2010. Since then, I have been working as a professor of neurology at the University of Fribourg and as a neurologist at the Fribourg hospital.
I deal with all neurological problems, and more specifically with memory and language problems, degenerative diseases and headaches. Since I have been in Fribourg, I have organised the teaching of neurology to medical students and supervised Master and Doctoral theses. For the last 20 years, my research activities have focused on the after-effects and relearning after a stroke and on the cerebral organisation of language, particularly of bilingual speakers

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