- 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...
- 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."..
- 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...
- Brain network activity in monolingual and bilingual older adultsCheryl L Grady
Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest, 3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6A2E1 University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Electronic address
Neuropsychologia 66:170-81. 2015..This bilingual difference in network connectivity suggests that language experience begun in childhood and continued throughout adulthood influences brain networks in ways that may provide benefits in later life. ..
- 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...
- The effect of lifelong bilingualism on regional grey and white matter volumeRosanna K Olsen
Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest Health Sciences, 3560 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, Canada M6A 2E1
Brain Res 1612:128-39. 2015..These results underscore previous findings implicating an association between bilingualism and preserved frontal and temporal lobe function in aging. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled SI: Memory Å. ..