Anatomical connectivity changes in the bilingual brain

@article{GarcaPentn2014AnatomicalCC,
  title={Anatomical connectivity changes in the bilingual brain},
  author={Lorna Garc{\'i}a-Pent{\'o}n and Alejandro P{\'e}rez Fern{\'a}ndez and Yasser Iturria-Medina and Margaret Gillon-Dowens and Manuel Carreiras},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2014},
  volume={84},
  pages={495-504}
}
How the brain deals with more than one language and whether we need different or extra brain language sub-networks to support more than one language remain unanswered questions. Here, we investigate structural brain network differences between early bilinguals and monolinguals. Using diffusion-weighted MRI (DW-MRI) tractography techniques and a network-based statistic (NBS) procedure, we found two structural sub-networks more connected by white matter (WM) tracts in bilinguals than in… CONTINUE READING

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