Stefan Pophristic

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Brain activation of bilingual interference supression

Luk et al. 2010This paper tested brain activation patterns of monolinguals versus bilinguals performing the flanker task, in order to test whether the bilingual and monolingual brains treat interference suppression versus response inhibition differently. They found that bilinguals recruited the same network for interference suppression and response inhibition while monolinguals

Spoken words activate sign language words in the brain

Bimodal bilinguals know both a signed and a spoken language (hence two "modes" of language). It has been found that bimodal bilinguals have words in both modalities activated when watching only sign language or reading text from a spoken language. This study expands upon this body of work by seeing