Abigail Presti

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Different bilingual experiences yield different neural recruitment in cognitive demands

When investigators treat bilingualism as a dimensional, non-unitary construct, fMRIs demonstrate that differences in the duration and extent of bilingual experience effect the recruitment of different neural regions for distinct cognitive processes.

Spoken language simultaneously activates parallel translations in signed language for bimodal bilinguals

A new study finds that when hearing spoken Spanish, listeners who are fluent in Spanish Sign Language activate equivalent translations in their signed language, showing that linguistic comprehension not only transverses different languages, but different modalities. When a bilingual person speaks one language, are they simultaneously accessing the other? Can