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Abstract This feasibility study investigated the effects of adaptive computerized cognitive training on visual-spatial working memory (VSWM), and reading performance in children with dyslexia. Children were assigned into a VSWM training group that received a 5-week (~30 h) computerized adaptive training program focusing on VSWM, or a waitlist control group. Behavioral and ERP measures of VSWM-related indices and reading ability were taken at baseline, post-training/waiting, and 6-month follow-up...
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#1Maki Kubota (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)
#2Nicolas Chevalier (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 19
Last. Antonella Sorace (Edin.: University of Edinburgh)H-Index: 33
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Abstract This study examined how relative language proficiency and exposure influence the development of executive function (EF) in 7–12 year-old bilingual ‘returnee’ children. Returnees are children of immigrant families who were immersed in an environment where their second language (L2; English) was the majority societal language and returned to their native language (L1; Japanese) environment after the period of prolonged, naturalistic L2 exposure. Targeting this population allows us to addr...
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Abstract Evidence shows that second language (L2) processing depends on the Age of Acquisition (AoA), proficiency and differences between L1 and L2 grammar. Here we focus on the influence of the latter factor on L2 processing. To this end, we tested early (AoA = 3 years) and highly proficient Spanish-Basque and Basque-Spanish bilinguals by means of Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) while processing noun morphology in Basque (Experiments 1 and 2) and Spanish (Experiments 3 and 4). Both behavioral a...
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#1Vitória Piai (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 14
#2Jana Klaus (Radboud University Nijmegen)H-Index: 4
Last. Elena Rossetto (Radboud University Nijmegen)
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Abstract In context-driven word production, picture naming is faster following constrained than neutral sentential contexts (e.g., “The farmer milked the… [picture]” vs. “The child drew a… [picture]”, followed by the picture of a cow), suggesting conceptual-lexical pre-activation of the target response. Power decreases in the alpha-beta oscillatory band (8–25 Hz) are consistently found for constrained relative to neutral contexts prior to picture onset, when conceptual and lexical retrieval is o...
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#1Toshiki Iwabuchi (Kyoto University)H-Index: 1
#2Masato Ohba (Tamagawa University)H-Index: 3
Last. Toshio Inui (Kyoto University)H-Index: 20
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Abstract Various sentences can describe the same event from different perspectives (e.g., “John kicked Mike.” and “Mike was kicked by John.”). Humans can easily verify propositional equivalence of these sentences, but the underlying brain mechanisms are unclear. The present study examined whether the perspective taking system is involved in the verification of propositional equivalence between two sentences having different grammatical subjects, using a functional magnetic resonance imaging. Par...
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#1Kexin Xiong (Tohoku University)
#2Rinus G. Verdonschot (Hiroshima University)H-Index: 9
Last. Katsuo Tamaoka (Nagoya University)H-Index: 16
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Abstract Previous studies suggest that bilinguals’ lexical access is language non-selective, especially for orthographically identical translation equivalents across languages (i.e., identical cognates). The present study investigated how such words (e.g., 学校 meaning “school” in both Chinese and Japanese) are processed in the (late) Chinese - Japanese bilingual brain. Using an L2-Japanese lexical decision task, both behavioral and electrophysiological data were collected. Reaction times (RTs), a...
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#1Sandra Schwab (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 6
#2Nathalie Giroud (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 3
Last. Volker Dellwo (UZH: University of Zurich)H-Index: 13
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Listeners in fixed-stress languages are less sensitive in processing stress contrasts in a second language with contrastive stress (stress 'deafness'). We investigated whether native speakers of French (fixed-stress language) can acquire the ability to distinguish stress contrasts in Spanish (free-stress language). In behavioral experiments, we found that French listeners were able to improve their ability to discriminate stress contrasts in Spanish after a 4-h training. This indicates that Fren...
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#1Anastasios M. Georgiou (CUT: Cyprus University of Technology)H-Index: 1
#2Ioannis Phinikettos (CUT: Cyprus University of Technology)H-Index: 1
Last. Maria Kambanaros (CUT: Cyprus University of Technology)H-Index: 12
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Abstract The present study reports the findings of a 10-consecutive day neuronavigated continuous theta burst stimulation (cTBS) treatment over the right pars triangularis (pTr) for one individual with chronic global aphasia post-stroke. Baseline language and quality of life measures were collected twice prior to treatment, one day post-treatment, and then at two and 12-months follow up. Therapy was tolerated well by A.M. and no side effects were noticed during and after treatment. Results showe...
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#1Evelyn Bosma (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 4
#2Leticia Pablos (LEI: Leiden University)H-Index: 3
Abstract While switching costs in production have been explained in terms of top-down cognitive control, researchers do not agree whether switching costs in comprehension should be interpreted in the same way. Within the BIA + model, it has been claimed that the comprehension of code-switches can be explained sufficiently in terms of bottom-up activation of lexical representations. In the current electrophysiological study, L1 speakers of Dutch with high proficiency in L2 English (n = 63) comple...
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#1Meng-Yu Tian (CAS: Chinese Academy of Sciences)
#1Mengyu TianH-Index: 2
Last. Guosheng DingH-Index: 19
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Abstract Previous studies have found that the orthographic representation of alphabetic languages is hierarchically organized from the posterior to the anterior parts of the left ventral occipitotemporal area (vOT). More word-like stimuli, such as real words and pseudo-words, induced higher activation in the middle and the anterior parts of the left vOT compared to false fonts or consonant letter strings, while different types of orthographic stimuli induced equal activation in the posterior par...
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