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Bilinguals use language-control brain areas more than monolinguals to perform non-linguistic switching tasks

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dc.contributor.author Rodríguez Pujadas, Aina
dc.contributor.author Sanjuán, Ana
dc.contributor.author Ventura Campos, Noelia
dc.contributor.author Román, Patricia
dc.contributor.author Martin, Clara D.
dc.contributor.author Barceló-Arroyo, Francisco
dc.contributor.author Costa, Albert, 1970-
dc.contributor.author Ávila, César
dc.date.accessioned 2016-02-17T14:48:23Z
dc.date.available 2016-02-17T14:48:23Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Rodriguez-Pujadas A, Sanjuan A, Ventura-Campos N, Roman P, Martin C, Barcelo F, Costa A, Avila C. Bilinguals use language-control brain areas more than monolinguals to perform non-linguistic switching tasks. PLoS ONE. 2013;8(9):1-8. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0073028.
dc.identifier.issn 1932-6203
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/25860
dc.description.abstract We tested the hypothesis that early bilinguals use language-control brain areas more than monolinguals when performing/nnon-linguistic executive control tasks. We do so by exploring the brain activity of early bilinguals and monolinguals in a taskswitching/nparadigm using an embedded critical trial design. Crucially, the task was designed such that the behavioural/nperformance of the two groups was comparable, allowing then to have a safer comparison between the corresponding/nbrain activity in the two groups. Despite the lack of behavioural differences between both groups, early bilinguals used/nlanguage-control areas – such as left caudate, and left inferior and middle frontal gyri – more than monolinguals, when/nperforming the switching task. Results offer direct support for the notion that, early bilingualism exerts an effect in the/nneural circuitry responsible for executive control. This effect partially involves the recruitment of brain areas involved in/nlanguage control when performing domain-general executive control tasks, highlighting the cross-talk between these two/ndomains.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by two grants of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology given to CA (the BrainGlot Project, CSD2007-00012 (funded by the Consolider-Ingenio 2010 programme), and the grant PSI2010-20168) and a grant given to AC (PSI2008 -01191). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Public Library of Science
dc.relation.ispartof PLoS ONE. 2013;8(9):1-8
dc.rights @2013 Rodrı´guez-Pujadas et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which/npermits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.title Bilinguals use language-control brain areas more than monolinguals to perform non-linguistic switching tasks
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0073028.
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/2PN/CSD2007-00012
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/PSI2010-20168
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/3PN/PSI2008-01191
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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