Learning to read words in a new language shapes the neural organization of the prior languages

@article{Mei2014LearningTR,
  title={Learning to read words in a new language shapes the neural organization of the prior languages},
  author={Leilei Mei and Gui Xue and Zhong-Lin Lu and Chuansheng Chen and Qi Dong},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2014},
  volume={65},
  pages={156-168}
}
Learning a new language entails interactions with one׳s prior language(s). Much research has shown how native language affects the cognitive and neural mechanisms of a new language, but little is known about whether and how learning a new language shapes the neural mechanisms of prior language(s). In two experiments in the current study, we used an artificial language training paradigm in combination with an fMRI to examine (1) the effects of different linguistic components (phonology and… CONTINUE READING

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