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The source of attention modulations in bilingual language contexts

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dc.contributor.author Timmer, Kalinka
dc.contributor.author Costa, Albert, 1970-
dc.contributor.author Wodniecka, Zofia
dc.date.accessioned 2023-02-07T07:07:36Z
dc.date.available 2023-02-07T07:07:36Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.citation Timmer K, Costa A, Wodniecka Z. The source of attention modulations in bilingual language contexts. Brain Lang. 2021;223:105040. DOI: 10.1016/j.bandl.2021.105040
dc.identifier.issn 0093-934X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/55635
dc.description.abstract Bilinguals who switch from a monolingual context to a bilingual context enhance their domain-general attentional system. But what drives the adaptation process and translates into the observed increased efficiency of the attentional system? To uncover the origin of the plasticity in a bilingual’s language experience, we investigated whether switching between other types of categories also modulated domain-general attentional processes. We compared performance of Catalan-Spanish bilinguals across three experiments in which participants performed the Attentional Network Test in a mixed context and in two single contexts that were created by interleaving words with flankers. The contexts were related to switching (or not) between languages (Experiment-1) or between low-level perceptual color categories (Experiment-2) or between linguistic categories (Experiment-3). Both switching between languages and linguistic categories revealed increased target-P3 amplitudes in mixed contexts compared to single contexts. These findings can inform the Inhibitory Control model regarding the locus and domain-generality of attentional adaptations.
dc.description.sponsorship Kalinka Timmer was supported by postdoctoral funding from the Ministerio de Economía, Industria y Competitividad (MINECO) in Spain with a Juan de la Cierva grant (IJCI-2016-28564), and from Narodowa Agencja Wymiany Akademickiej in Poland with an Ulam grant (PPN/ULM/2019/1/00215). This work was also supported by grants from the Catalan government (2017 SGR 268 and 2009 SGR 1521), La Marató de TV3 Foundation (20141030), the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program For Research (no. 613465), the Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI, National Research Agency), Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER, European Regional Development Fund) under projects PSI2017-84539-P and PSI2014-52181-P to Albert Costa, and the National Science Centre with the SONATA BIS grant awarded to Zofia Wodniecka [2015/18/E/HS6/00428].
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Elsevier
dc.relation.ispartof Brain and Language. 2021;223:105040.
dc.rights © 2021 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.title The source of attention modulations in bilingual language contexts
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2021.105040
dc.subject.keyword Bilingual language context
dc.subject.keyword Attention
dc.subject.keyword Switching
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/FP7/613465
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/1PE/IJCI-2016-28564
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/2PE/PSI2017-84539-P
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/1PE/PSI2014-52181-P
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.version info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

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