Elise Lesage

Elise Lesage

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Title of PhD: Language and the cerebellum

Supervisor: Professor Chris Miall

My research interests are the neural underpinnings of language and higher cognitive abilities in humans. My research thus far focuses on the role of the cerebellum in language and cognition. Methods I use to investigate these questions are fMRI, TMS and eye-tracking methods, as well as a variety of behavioural measures.


BSc, MSc


Research interests

Cognition, language, cortico-cerebellar systems


E. Lesage, B.E. Morgan, A.C. Olson, A.S. Meyer, & R.C. Miall (2012). Cerebellar rTMS disrupts predictive language processing, Current Biology, 22(18), R794-R795.

E. Lesage, Navarette, G., & De Neys, W. (2012). Evolutionary modules and Bayesian facilitation: the role of cognitive capacity, Thinking and Reasoning. (Available online: doi 10.1080/13546783.2012.713177).

E. Lesage, M.A.J. Apps, A.L. Hayter, C.F. Beckmann, D. Barnes, D.W. Langdon, and N. Ramnani. (2010). Cerebellar Information Processing In Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis, Behavioural Neurology, 23, 39-49.