Albert Costa

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Affiliation: Universitat de Barcelona
Country: Spain

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Bilingualism aids conflict resolution: evidence from the ANT task
    Albert Costa
    Parc Cientific de Barcelona and Departament de Psicologia Basica, GRNC, Universitat de Barcelona, P Vall d Hebron, 171, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
    Cognition 106:59-86. 2008
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. ncbi request reprint On the facilitatory effects of cognate words in bilingual speech production
    Albert Costa
    Departament de Psicologia Bàsica and Parc Científic, Universitat de Barcelona, P Vall d Hebron, 17108035 Barcelona, Spain
    Brain Lang 94:94-103. 2005
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint Does bilingualism hamper lexical access in speech production?
    Iva Ivanova
    GRNC, Parc Cientific, Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, Departament de Psicologia Basica, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 127:277-88. 2008
  7. doi 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
  8. doi request reprint Escaping capture: bilingualism modulates distraction from working memory
    Mireia Hernandez
    Departament de Psicologia Basica, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
    Cognition 122:37-50. 2012
  9. 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
  10. 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

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Bilingualism aids conflict resolution: evidence from the ANT task
    Albert Costa
    Parc Cientific de Barcelona and Departament de Psicologia Basica, GRNC, Universitat de Barcelona, P Vall d Hebron, 171, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
    Cognition 106:59-86. 2008
    ..These results show that bilingualism exerts an influence in the attainment of efficient attentional mechanisms by young adults that are supposed to be at the peak of their attentional capabilities...
  2. 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...
  3. 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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  4. ncbi request reprint On the facilitatory effects of cognate words in bilingual speech production
    Albert Costa
    Departament de Psicologia Bàsica and Parc Científic, Universitat de Barcelona, P Vall d Hebron, 17108035 Barcelona, Spain
    Brain Lang 94:94-103. 2005
    ..In this article we first evaluate the conclusions drawn from these results by Kohnert, and second we discuss the theoretical implications of the facilitatory effects of cognate words for models of speech production in bilingual speakers...
  5. 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...
  6. ncbi request reprint Does bilingualism hamper lexical access in speech production?
    Iva Ivanova
    GRNC, Parc Cientific, Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, Departament de Psicologia Basica, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 127:277-88. 2008
    ..This is the first time it has been demonstrated that bilinguals show a naming disadvantage in their L1 in comparison to monolingual speakers...
  7. doi 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...
  8. doi request reprint Escaping capture: bilingualism modulates distraction from working memory
    Mireia Hernandez
    Departament de Psicologia Basica, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
    Cognition 122:37-50. 2012
    ..In contrast, bottom-up attentional capture by salient yet unrelated input operates similarly in bilinguals and monolinguals...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. doi request reprint Grammatical category-specific deficits in bilingual aphasia
    Mireia Hernandez
    GRNC, Parc Cienti fic Universitat de Barcelona and Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Departament de Psicologia Basica, Universitat de Barcelona, P Vall d Hebron, 171, 08035 Barcelona, Spain
    Brain Lang 107:68-80. 2008
    ..These results indicate that the cortical organization of the two languages of highly proficient bilinguals follow similar organizational principles, one of this principles being grammatical class...
  12. doi request reprint Category-specific semantic deficits in Alzheimer's disease: a semantic priming study
    Mireia Hernandez
    GRNC, Parc Científic Universitat de Barcelona and Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Spain
    Neuropsychologia 46:935-46. 2008
    ..The implications of this observation for current theoretical accounts of semantic representation in the brain are discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Does word frequency affect lexical selection in speech production?
    Eduardo Navarrete
    GRNC, Parc científic Universitat de Barcelona, and Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Spain
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 59:1681-90. 2006
    ..This interpretation runs against the hypothesis that a word's frequency exerts its effects only at the level at which the phonological properties of words are retrieved...
  14. 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)...
  15. ncbi request reprint Regular and irregular morphology and its relationship with agrammatism: evidence from two Spanish-Catalan bilinguals
    Ruth de Diego Balaguer
    Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
    Brain Lang 91:212-22. 2004
    ..Instead, these results support the view that a major component of agrammatic production is a deficit in morphosyntactic processing, independently of whether this processing ultimately involves regular or irregular forms...
  16. 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...
  17. pmc Deafness for the meanings of number words
    Agnès Caño
    GRNC, Parc Científic Universitat de Barcelona and Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Departament de Psicologia Basica, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
    Neuropsychologia 46:63-81. 2008
    ..This constitutes evidence that lexical semantic distinctions are respected by modality-specific neural mechanisms responsible for providing access to the meanings of words...
  18. doi request reprint The comprehension of anomalous sentences: evidence from structural priming
    Iva Ivanova
    Departament de Psicologia Basica, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain
    Cognition 122:193-209. 2012
    ..Our results furthermore suggest that lexically-independent syntactic information is robust enough to produce well-formed syntactic representations during processing without requiring aid from lexically-based syntactic information...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. 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
    ....
  22. 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...
  23. ncbi request reprint Manipulating inattentional blindness within and across sensory modalities
    Scott Sinnett
    GRNC, Parc Cientific, Universitat de Barcelona and Hospital Sant Joan de Deu, Spain
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 59:1425-42. 2006
    ..These findings are explained in terms of the attentional load hypothesis and suggest that, contrary to some claims, attention resources are to a certain extent shared across sensory modalities...
  24. ncbi request reprint What determines the speed of lexical access: homophone or specific-word frequency? A reply to Jescheniak et al. (2003)
    Alfonso Caramazza
    Department of Psychology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 30:278-82. 2004
    ..We conclude that the evidence from homophone production cannot be considered to provide support to 2-layer theories of the lexical system...
  25. ncbi request reprint Bilingual word perception and production: two sides of the same coin?
    Albert Costa
    Trends Cogn Sci 8:253; author reply 254. 2004
  26. ncbi request reprint Planning at the phonological level during sentence production
    Tatiana T Schnur
    Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, Korman, Suite 213, 1200 West Tabor Road, Philadelphia, PA 19147, USA
    J Psycholinguist Res 35:189-213. 2006
    ..The results are discussed in the light of previous evidence of phonological planning during multi-word production. Implications for the phonological facilitation effect in the picture-word interference paradigm are also discussed...
  27. ncbi request reprint Spoonish spanerisms: A lexical bias effect in Spanish
    Robert J Hartsuiker
    Department of Experimental Psychology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 32:949-53. 2006
    ..The authors conclude that the processing mechanisms underlying this effect hold cross-linguistically...
  28. ncbi request reprint Different selection principles of freestanding and bound morphemes in language production
    Niels O Schiller
    Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology, Maastricht University, Maastricht, Netherlands
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 32:1201-7. 2006
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  29. ncbi request reprint Lexical selection is not by competition: a reinterpretation of semantic interference and facilitation effects in the picture-word interference paradigm
    Bradford Z Mahon
    Department of PsychologyHarvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 33:503-35. 2007
    ..This conclusion has important implications for models of lexical access and interpretations of Stroop-like interference effects...
  30. doi request reprint Grammatical and nongrammatical contributions to closed-class word selection
    F Xavier Alario
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Marseille, Cedex, France
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 34:960-81. 2008
    ..These results indicate that activating related candidates is not detrimental for determiner retrieval, suggesting a noncompetitive mechanism of closed-class word selection...
  31. doi request reprint Bilingualism: functional and neural perspectives
    Robert J Hartsuiker
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 128:413-5. 2008
  32. pmc Brain potentials to native phoneme discrimination reveal the origin of individual differences in learning the sounds of a second language
    Begoña Diaz
    Grup de Recerca Neurociencia Cognitiva, Parc Científic UB and Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Edifici Docent, Santa Rosa 39 57, Esplugues, Barcelona 08950, Spain
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:16083-8. 2008
    ..Conversely, the MMN was reduced in poor perceivers (PP) when they were presented with speech sounds. Therefore, our results support a speech-specific origin of individual variability in L2 phonetic mastery...
  33. ncbi request reprint Regular and irregular morphology and its relation with agrammatism: evidence from Spanish and Catalan
    Ruth de Diego Balaguer
    Universitat de Barcelona
    Cortex 40:157-8. 2004
  34. ncbi request reprint The absence of a gender congruency effect in romance languages: a matter of stimulus onset asynchrony?
    Michele Miozzo
    Department of Psychology, Columbia University, New York, New York 10027, USA
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 28:388-91. 2002
    ..No effect was observed in Italian and Spanish at positive SOAs. An account is proposed to explain why the gender congruency effect is obtained in Germanic (Dutch and German) but not in Romance languages...