Tanja Atanasova

Tanja Atanasova

PhD Candidate

28 bd du Pont d'Arve


Language development


Word production




Atanasova, T., Fargier, R., Zesiger, P., Laganaro, M. (2021). Dynamics of single word production from childhood to adolescence and adulthood. Neurobiology of Language, 2(1), 1–21.

Dalboni da Rocha, J. L., Schneider, P., Benner, J., Santoro, R., Atanasova, T., Van de Ville, D., Golestani, N. (2020). TASH: Toolbox for the Automated Segmentation of Heschl’s gyrus. Scientific Reports, 10, 3887.



Atanasova T. (2021, February). Dynamics of single word production in the transition to adulthood. Co-air Webinar, Zürich, Switzerland.



Atanasova, T. (2021, August). The development of referential and inferential naming through adolescence: behavioral and spatio-temporal dynamics. Talk at the brain and language conference, University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Atanasova, T. (2021, May). The role of visual-conceptual processes in a referential naming task: a developmental behavioural and spatio- temporal study. Talk at the Neuropedagogy of vision and beyond: from perception to cognition symposium, Hôpital Ophtalmique Jules-Gonin, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Atanasova, T., Krethlow, G., Laganaro, M. (2020, March). When do neurophysiological correlates of word production change in the adult lifespan? Virtual talk at the Second Workshop on Speech Perception and Production across the Lifespan, London, UK.

Atanasova, T. (2018, August). Dynamics of single word production from childhood to adolescence and adulthood. Talk at the Geneva Aging Series VII, St. Légier (VD), CH.



Atanasova, T. (2020, October). Variability in the adolescent brain: the influence of age and sex on behavioural and ERP correlates of referential word production. poster presented at the Neurobiology of language conference, Virtual conference.

Atanasova, T. (2020, February). Variability in Adolescence: a Behavioral and ERP word production study. Poster presented at the 2nd Swiss Early-career Researchers Symposium, Bern, CH.

Atanasova, T. (2020, January). When do Neurophysiological Correlates of Word Production become Adult-like in the Lifespan? Poster presented at Alpine Brain Imaging Meeting, Champéry, CH.

Atanasova, T. (2019, August). Single word production from childhood to adolescence. Poster presented at Neurobiology of Language Conference, Helsinki, FI.

Atanasova, T. (2018, July). Dynamics of single word production from childhood to adolescence and adulthood: A behavioral and ERP study. Poster presented at the CuttingEEG, Paris, FR.

Atanasova, T. (2018, July). Word production development through adolescence. Poster presented at the Learning in Humans and Machines Conference, Paris, FR.

Atanasova, T. (2018, June). Dynamics of single word production from childhood to adolescence and adulthood. Poster presented at the Social Communication across the Lifespan Conference, Canterbury, UK.



Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience, University of Geneva
September 2016 – January 2018

MSc research - “Dynamics of Word Production from Childhood to Adolescence and Adulthood.”
Director: Prof. Marina Laganaro
Supervisor: Dr. Raphaël Fargier

Bachelor of Science in Psychology
September 2015 – June 2016

Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences (FPSE) - University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Bachelor of Arts in Letters and Human Sciences, University of Neuchâtel
September 2012 - June 2015

Speech Therapy
Educational Psychology
Sciences of Language

Membres Equipe NPL