Albert Costa

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Publications

  1. pmc Qualitative Differences between Bilingual Language Control and Executive Control: Evidence from Task-Switching
    Marco Calabria
    Department of Technology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain
    Front Psychol 2:399. 2011
  2. pmc When the tail counts: the advantage of bilingualism through the ex-gaussian distribution analysis
    Marco Calabria
    Department of Technology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain
    Front Psychol 2:250. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint "Piensa" twice: on the foreign language effect in decision making
    Albert Costa
    Center of Brain and Cognition, CBC, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, carrer Roc Boronat, 138, 08018 Barcelona, Spain Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats ICREA, Barcelona, Spain Electronic address
    Cognition 130:236-54. 2014
  4. doi request reprint On the parallel deterioration of lexico-semantic processes in the bilinguals' two languages: evidence from Alzheimer's disease
    Albert Costa
    Departament de Tecnologies de Informació i Comunicacions, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
    Neuropsychologia 50:740-53. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint On the bilingual advantage in conflict processing: now you see it, now you don't
    Albert Costa
    ICREA, Spain
    Cognition 113:135-49. 2009
  6. pmc The time course of word retrieval revealed by event-related brain potentials during overt speech
    Albert Costa
    Department de Tecnologia, Institucio Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avancats, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 08018 Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:21442-6. 2009
  7. doi request reprint The missing link between faces and names: evidence from Alzheimer's disease patients
    Marco Calabria
    Center of Brain and Cognition, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
    Brain Cogn 80:250-6. 2012
  8. doi request reprint The time course of the asymmetrical "local" switch cost: evidence from event-related potentials
    Clara D Martin
    Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
    Biol Psychol 86:210-8. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint Lexical plasticity in early bilinguals does not alter phoneme categories: II. Experimental evidence
    Núria Sebastián-Gallés
    Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:2343-57. 2009
  10. doi request reprint Tracking lexical access in speech production: electrophysiological correlates of word frequency and cognate effects
    Kristof Strijkers
    Universitat de Barcelona, Department of Psicologia Basica, GRNC, 08035 Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
    Cereb Cortex 20:912-28. 2010

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Publications24

  1. pmc Qualitative Differences between Bilingual Language Control and Executive Control: Evidence from Task-Switching
    Marco Calabria
    Department of Technology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain
    Front Psychol 2:399. 2011
    ..The observation of different patterns of switch costs in the linguistic and the non-linguistic switching tasks suggest that the bLC system is not completely subsidiary to the domain-general EC system...
  2. pmc When the tail counts: the advantage of bilingualism through the ex-gaussian distribution analysis
    Marco Calabria
    Department of Technology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona, Spain
    Front Psychol 2:250. 2011
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  3. ncbi request reprint "Piensa" twice: on the foreign language effect in decision making
    Albert Costa
    Center of Brain and Cognition, CBC, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, carrer Roc Boronat, 138, 08018 Barcelona, Spain Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats ICREA, Barcelona, Spain Electronic address
    Cognition 130:236-54. 2014
    ..We explore several potential factors that may underlie the foreign language effect in decision making. ..
  4. doi request reprint On the parallel deterioration of lexico-semantic processes in the bilinguals' two languages: evidence from Alzheimer's disease
    Albert Costa
    Departament de Tecnologies de Informació i Comunicacions, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
    Neuropsychologia 50:740-53. 2012
    ..These results are consistent with the notion of a common neural substrate recruited to represent and process the two languages of high-proficient bilinguals...
  5. ncbi request reprint On the bilingual advantage in conflict processing: now you see it, now you don't
    Albert Costa
    ICREA, Spain
    Cognition 113:135-49. 2009
    ..This observation suggests that bilingualism may affect the monitoring processes involved in executive control...
  6. pmc The time course of word retrieval revealed by event-related brain potentials during overt speech
    Albert Costa
    Department de Tecnologia, Institucio Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avancats, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, 08018 Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:21442-6. 2009
    ....
  7. doi request reprint The missing link between faces and names: evidence from Alzheimer's disease patients
    Marco Calabria
    Center of Brain and Cognition, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain
    Brain Cogn 80:250-6. 2012
    ..This suggests that the deficits in intentionally retrieving proper names in AD are the result of a partial disruption of the network at the identity level, i.e., the links between known faces and proper names...
  8. doi request reprint The time course of the asymmetrical "local" switch cost: evidence from event-related potentials
    Clara D Martin
    Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
    Biol Psychol 86:210-8. 2011
    ..These results suggest that the asymmetry in the local switch cost relates to task execution processes...
  9. ncbi request reprint Lexical plasticity in early bilinguals does not alter phoneme categories: II. Experimental evidence
    Núria Sebastián-Gallés
    Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:2343-57. 2009
    ..The results of the present study are compared with those obtained in short-term laboratory exposures in an attempt to provide an integrative account...
  10. doi request reprint Tracking lexical access in speech production: electrophysiological correlates of word frequency and cognate effects
    Kristof Strijkers
    Universitat de Barcelona, Department of Psicologia Basica, GRNC, 08035 Barcelona, Cataluña, Spain
    Cereb Cortex 20:912-28. 2010
    ..The theoretical implications of these findings for models of speech production are discussed...
  11. doi request reprint Effects of speed of word processing on semantic access: the case of bilingualism
    Clara D Martin
    Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
    Brain Lang 120:61-5. 2012
    ..The results suggest that bilinguals cannot discriminate between pseudowords and words without accessing semantic information whereas monolinguals can dismiss English words on the basis of subsemantic information...
  12. doi request reprint Characterizing the bilingual disadvantage in noun phrase production
    Jasmin Sadat
    Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, c Roc Boronat 138, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
    J Psycholinguist Res 41:159-79. 2012
    ..These findings generalize the bilingual disadvantage in speech production to various performance measures (onset latency and articulatory duration of production) and beyond single words...
  13. doi request reprint The size of an attentional window affects working memory guidance
    Mireia Hernandez
    University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Atten Percept Psychophys 72:963-72. 2010
    ..The results suggest that variations in the size of an attentional window modulate top-down (both WM conditions) as well as bottom-up guidance of attention (identification condition)...
  14. ncbi request reprint Losing control of your languages: a case study
    Marco Calabria
    a Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions, Center for Brain and Cognition, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
    Cogn Neuropsychol 31:266-86. 2014
    ..R.T. showed impaired performance compared to controls in both task switching and a flanker task. The results are discussed in relation to other findings of pLM and pLS in published single-case reports and in relation to EC deficits. ..
  15. doi request reprint On the effects of second language immersion on first language production
    Cristina Baus
    Center of Brain and Cognition CBC, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 142:402-9. 2013
    ..Specifically, the present findings are more in line with theoretical accounts that consider lexical difficulties to be the result of changes in the frequency of use of the L1 during a short L2 immersion period...
  16. ncbi request reprint How does the bilingual experience sculpt the brain?
    Albert Costa
    1 Center for Brain and Cognition, Department of Technology, Pompeu Fabra University, 08018 Barcelona, Spain 2 ICREA Institució Catalana de Recerca I Estudis Avançats, Passeig Lluis Companys, 23 08010 Barcelona, Spain
    Nat Rev Neurosci 15:336-45. 2014
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  17. pmc A multiple-choice task with changes of mind
    Larissa Albantakis
    Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 7:e43131. 2012
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  18. ncbi request reprint On the categorical nature of the semantic interference effect in the picture-word interference paradigm
    Albert Costa
    Departamento de Psicologia Basica, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Psychon Bull Rev 12:125-31. 2005
    ..The implications of these results for the assumption that the semantic interference effect arises as a consequence of lexical competition are discussed...
  19. ncbi request reprint The lexical bias effect in bilingual speech production: evidence for feedback between lexical and sublexical levels across languages
    Albert Costa
    University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    Psychon Bull Rev 13:972-7. 2006
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  20. ncbi request reprint Your morals depend on language
    Albert Costa
    Center of Brain and Cognition, CBC, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats ICREA, Barcelona, Spain
    PLoS ONE 9:e94842. 2014
    ..This shows that moral judgments can be heavily affected by an orthogonal property to moral principles, and importantly, one that is relevant to hundreds of millions of individuals on a daily basis. ..
  21. doi request reprint Reconciling phonological neighborhood effects in speech production through single trial analysis
    Jasmin Sadat
    Laboratoire de Psychologie Cognitive, CNRS and Aix Marseille Université, France Departament de Tecnologies de la Informació i les Comunicacions, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain Electronic address
    Cogn Psychol 68:33-58. 2014
    ..These findings are difficult to accommodate in terms of monitoring processes, but can be explained within interactive activation accounts combining phonological facilitation and lexical competition. ..
  22. ncbi request reprint The gender congruency effect and the selection of freestanding and bound morphemes: evidence from croatian
    Albert Costa
    Department of Psicologia Basica, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 29:1270-82. 2003
    ..These contrasting results show that the cause of the gender congruency effect is not at the level where lexical-grammatical information is selected but at the level of selection of freestanding morphemes...
  23. ncbi request reprint How do highly proficient bilinguals control their lexicalization process? Inhibitory and language-specific selection mechanisms are both functional
    Albert Costa
    Grup de Recerca en Neurociencia Cognitiva, Parc Cientific de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 32:1057-74. 2006
    ..The theoretical implications of these results for the attentional mechanisms used by highly proficient bilinguals to control their lexicalization process are discussed...
  24. doi request reprint The after-effects of bilingual language production
    Francesca M Branzi
    Center for Brain and Cognition CBC, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain Electronic address
    Neuropsychologia 52:102-16. 2014
    ..The P2 mean amplitude predicted naming latencies whereas the N2 did not. We conclude that in high-proficient bilinguals the P2 component is the marker of language control mechanisms other than inhibition, which are applied globally. ..