Executive control, brain aging and bilingualism

@article{Gold2015ExecutiveCB,
  title={Executive control, brain aging and bilingualism},
  author={Brian T. Gold},
  journal={Cortex},
  year={2015},
  volume={73},
  pages={369-370}
}
A number of studies have suggested that bilingualism enhances executive control (EC) functions, which may boost cognitive reserve in aging (c.f. Bialystok & Craik, 2010). In a review article Paap, Johnson, and Sawi (2015) have called putative bilingual advantages into question. The authors put forth a wide-ranging set of criticisms, including that some studies in this field have been conducted with small sample sizes, that bilingualism is confounded immigration status in some studies, and that… CONTINUE READING

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