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Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and structural equation modeling (SEM) were used to study the organization of executive functions in older adults. The four primary goals were to examine (a) whether executive functions were supported by one versus multiple underlying factors, (b) which underlying skill(s) predicted performance on complex executive(More)
A 20-year-old female hypogammaglobulinemic patient received monotypic Sabin 3 vaccine in 1962. The patient excreted type 3 poliovirus for a period of 637 days without developing any symptoms of poliomyelitis, after which excretion appeared to have ceased spontaneously. The evolution of Sabin 3 throughout the entire period of virus excretion was studied by(More)
A meta-analysis was conducted on studies that examined hemispheric functional asymmetry for language in brain-intact monolingual and bilingual adults. Data from 23 laterality studies that directly compared bilingual and monolingual speakers on the same language were analysed (n = 1234). Variables examined were language experience (monolingual, bilingual),(More)
Two meta-analyses of 66 behavioral studies examined variables influencing functional cerebral lateralization of each language of brain-intact bilingual adults. Functional lateralization was found to be primarily influenced by age of onset of bilingualism: bilinguals who acquired both languages by 6 years of age showed bilateral hemispheric involvement for(More)
Little is known about the neural mechanisms that underlie tuning to the native language(s) in early infancy. Here we review language tuning through the lens of type and amount of language experience and introduce a new manner in which to conceptualize the phenomenon of language tuning: the relative speed of tuning hypothesis. This hypothesis has as its goal(More)
Binding of yellow fever virus wild-type strains Asibi and French viscerotropic virus and vaccine strains 17D and FNV to monkey brain and monkey liver cell membrane receptor preparations (MRPs) was investigated. Only FNV bound to monkey brain MRPs, while French viscerotropic virus, Asibi, and FNV all bound to monkey liver MRPs. Four monkey brain and two(More)
This research demonstrates near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) as a flexible methodology for measuring cortical activity during overt speech production while avoiding some limitations of traditional imaging technologies. Specifically, language production research has been limited in the number of participants and the types of paradigms that can be reasonably(More)
Initially, infants are capable of discriminating phonetic contrasts across the world's languages. Starting between seven and ten months of age, they gradually lose this ability through a process of perceptual narrowing. Although traditionally investigated with isolated speech sounds, such narrowing occurs in a variety of perceptual domains (e.g., faces,(More)