A bilingual advantage in task switching

@inproceedings{Prior2010ABA,
  title={A bilingual advantage in task switching},
  author={Anat Prior and Brian MacWhinney},
  year={2010}
}
This study investigated the possibility that lifelong bilingualism may lead to enhanced efficiency in the ability to shift between mental sets. We compared the performance of monolingual and fluent bilingual college students in a task-switching paradigm. Bilinguals incurred reduced switching costs in the task-switching paradigm when compared with monolinguals, suggesting that lifelong experience in switching between languages may contribute to increased efficiency in the ability to shift… CONTINUE READING
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