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Attentional Switching in Infants Exposed to Bilingual Versus Monolingual Environment
Acquiring two languages poses a challenge to bilingual individuals, but the process of switching attention between two languages may equip bilinguals with enhanced cognitive control abilities such as top-down attentional ...
Sentence Comprehension in Monolingual and Bilingual Children
Abstract Bilingual children outperform monolingual children on non-linguistic tasks that tap executive function. It still unknown whether the enhancement of executive functioning found for bilingual children improves ...
Attentional Control Processing in Working Memory: Effects of Aging and Bilingualism
Selective attention is required for working memory and is theorized to underlie the process of selecting between two active languages in bilinguals. Studies of working memory performance and bilingualism have produced ...
A Closer Look at the Effect of Bilingualism on Working Memory
Previous research suggests that bilinguals act as experts when engaged in tasks requiring attentional control (Incera & McLennan, 2015). Experts across various domains are slower to initiate a response, but then produce a ...
Examining the Time Course of Attention in Monolinguals and Bilinguals
There is converging evidence demonstrating that lifelong experience managing multiple languages on a regular basis has consequences for both language and cognition. Across the lifespan, bilinguals tend to outperform ...