Pascale Tremblay seeks to understand how language is produced and perceived and how communication evolves as we age.

Her work on the brain areas involved in language and the importance of their anatomical connections is internationally recognized in a field that’s evolving rapidly thanks to new developments in neuroimaging and methods of stimulating the brain.

She cofounded the Society for the Neurobiology of Language in 2009 and is heading up this year’s Annual Meeting—coming up in Québec City in August. Over 600 researchers are expected for this 10th anniversary event.