Narly Golestani received her PhD in Clinical Psychology at McGill University in Montreal, Canada in 2002. Following post-docs in France (INSERM, Orsay) and the UK (Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London), she received a Prize of Excellence at the University of Geneva in 2009. Subsequently, in 2012, she was appointed SNSF Professor, and since 2018 she has been Associate Professor at the Faculty of Psychology and of Education Sciences at the University of Geneva. Her group uses methods such as functional and structural MRI, diffusion tensor imaging and electroencephalography to better understand the brain basis of language processing and of multilingualism, and of brain plasticity in language experts. She also works on the neural underpinnings of dyslexia, in order to better understand the differences underlying compensation in this disorder.