Cerebral organization in bilinguals: a PET study of Chinese-English verb generation.

@article{Klein1999CerebralOI,
  title={Cerebral organization in bilinguals: a PET study of Chinese-English verb generation.},
  author={Denise Klein and Brenda Milner and Robert J. Zatorre and Vivian Zhao and Jim Nikelski},
  journal={Neuroreport},
  year={1999},
  volume={10 13},
  pages={2841-6}
}
Positron emission tomography (PET) was used to investigate cerebral organization in seven subjects who had Mandarin Chinese as their native language (L1), and learned English (L2) later in life. When activation from word repetition was subtracted from verb generation in L1 and L2, CBF increases were observed for both languages in left inferior frontal, dorsolateral frontal, temporal and parietal cortices, and right cerebellum. Direct comparison of the difference between verb generation and word… CONTINUE READING