Age of acquisition: its neural and computational mechanisms.

  title={Age of acquisition: its neural and computational mechanisms.},
  author={Arturo E. Hernandez and Ping Li},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={133 4},
The acquisition of new skills over a life span is a remarkable human ability. This ability, however, is constrained by age of acquisition (AoA); that is, the age at which learning occurs significantly affects the outcome. This is most clearly reflected in domains such as language, music, and athletics. This article provides a perspective on the neural and computational mechanisms underlying AoA in language acquisition. The authors show how AoA modulates both monolingual lexical processing and… CONTINUE READING