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dc.contributor.authorRomán Fernández, Patricia
dc.contributor.authorGonzález Álvarez, Julio
dc.contributor.authorVentura Campos, Noelia
dc.contributor.authorRodríguez Pujadas, Aina
dc.contributor.authorSanjuán Tomás, Ana
dc.contributor.authorÁvila Rivera, César
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-22T08:46:30Z
dc.date.available2016-03-22T08:46:30Z
dc.date.issued2015-11
dc.identifier.citationROMÁN, P., et al. Neural differences between monolinguals and early bilinguals in their native language during comprehension. Brain and language, 2015, vol. 150, p. 80-89.ca_CA
dc.identifier.issn0093-934X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10234/154765
dc.description.abstractResearch has shown that semantic processing of sentences engages more activity in the bilingual compared to the monolingual brain and, more specifically, in the inferior frontal gyrus. The present study aims to extend those results and examines whether semantic and also grammatical sentence processing involve different cerebral structures when testing in the native language. In this regard, highly proficient Spanish/Catalan bilinguals and Spanish monolinguals made grammatical and semantic judgments in Spanish while being scanned. Results showed that both types of judgments recruited more cerebral activity for bilinguals in language-related areas including the superior and middle temporal gyri. Such neural differences co-occurred with similar performance at the behavioral level. Taken together, these data suggest that early bilingualism shapes the brain and cognitive processes in sentence comprehension even in their native language; on the other hand, they indicate that brain over activation in bilinguals is not constrained to a specific area.ca_CA
dc.description.sponsorShipThis research was supported by Research Grants PSI 2009-10067 and PSI 2014-47604-R (Ministry of Science and Innovation of Spain) and by BRAINGLOT, a Spanish Research Network on Bilingualism and Cognitive Neuroscience (CSD2007-00012, Consolider-Ingenio 2010 Scheme, Ministry of Science and Technology of Spain).ca_CA
dc.format.extent10 p.ca_CA
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfca_CA
dc.language.isoengca_CA
dc.publisherElsevierca_CA
dc.relation.isPartOfBrain and language, 2015, vol. 150ca_CA
dc.rightsCopyright © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.ca_CA
dc.subjectBilingualismca_CA
dc.subjectSentence comprehensionca_CA
dc.subjectNative language processingca_CA
dc.subjectfMRIca_CA
dc.titleNeural differences between monolinguals and early bilinguals in their native languaje during comprehensionca_CA
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleca_CA
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2015.07.011
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessca_CA
dc.relation.publisherVersionhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0093934X15001698ca_CA


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