Brain imaging of language plasticity in adopted adults: can a second language replace the first?

@article{Pallier2003BrainIO,
  title={Brain imaging of language plasticity in adopted adults: can a second language replace the first?},
  author={Christophe Pallier and Stanislas Dehaene and J Poline and Denis Lebihan and A M Argenti and Emmanuel Dupoux and Joel Mehler},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={155-61}
}
Do the neural circuits that subserve language acquisition lose plasticity as they become tuned to the maternal language? We tested adult subjects born in Korea and adopted by French families in childhood; they have become fluent in their second language and report no conscious recollection of their native language. In behavioral tests assessing their memory for Korean, we found that they do not perform better than a control group of native French subjects who have never been exposed to Korean… CONTINUE READING
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