Affiliation: Harvard University
- Lifelong bilingualism maintains white matter integrity in older adultsGigi Luk
Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest, Toronto, Ontario M6A2E1, Canada
J Neurosci 31:16808-13. 2011..These results are the first evidence that maintained WM integrity is related to lifelong naturally occurring experience; the resulting enhanced structural and functional connectivity may provide a neural basis for "brain reserve."..
- Distinct neural correlates for two types of inhibition in bilinguals: response inhibition versus interference suppressionGigi Luk
Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Brain Cogn 74:347-57. 2010..Moreover, the neural correlates associated with more efficient suppression of interference were different in bilinguals than in monolinguals, suggesting a bilingual-specific network for cognitive control...
- Bilingualism: consequences for mind and brainEllen Bialystok
Department of Psychology, York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, ON, M3J 1P3, Canada
Trends Cogn Sci 16:240-50. 2012..Cognitive reserve is a crucial research area in the context of an aging population; the possibility that bilingualism contributes to cognitive reserve is therefore of growing importance as populations become increasingly diverse...
- Cognitive control and lexical access in younger and older bilingualsEllen Bialystok
Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 34:859-73. 2008..The confirmation of this pattern in the same participants is discussed in terms of a suggested explanation of how the need to manage 2 language systems leads to these different outcomes for cognitive and linguistic functions...