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Psychologisches Institut Neurolinguistik

Gorka Fraga Gonzalez

Gorka Fraga Gonzalez, Dr.

  • Postdoc
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BIN 3.D.05

Gorka Fraga González is a postdoctoral researcher with an interest in understanding brain function for different aspects of learning and development. Gorka received his PhD in 2016 at the University of Amsterdam (Developmental Psychology). His doctoral thesis “Fixing fluency: neurocognitive assessment of a dysfluent reading intervention” used electroencephalography (EEG) and a longitudinal design to study brain responses to words in children with and without dyslexia. He continued as a postdoc in the University of Amsterdam examining electrophysiological responses and EEG networks associated with feedback-based learning of novel symbol-speech sound associations. In 2018 he moved to the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, at the University of Zurich.

He worked on several developmental EEG studies examining letter and number processing through kindergarten and elementary school.  From 2020 to 2022 he led the project “Grapholemo: Grapheme-phoneme learning modelling”, where he used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and a computational model (reinforcement learning drift diffusion) to delineate the brain areas involved in symbol-speech sound learning.