Perceptual shift in bilingualism: Brain potentials reveal plasticity in pre-attentive colour perception

  title={Perceptual shift in bilingualism: Brain potentials reveal plasticity in pre-attentive colour perception},
  author={P. Athanasopoulos and Benjamin Dering and A. Wiggett and Jan-Rouke Kuipers and G. Thierry},
  • P. Athanasopoulos, Benjamin Dering, +2 authors G. Thierry
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Cognition
  • The validity of the linguistic relativity principle continues to stimulate vigorous debate and research. The debate has recently shifted from the behavioural investigation arena to a more biologically grounded field, in which tangible physiological evidence for language effects on perception can be obtained. Using brain potentials in a colour oddball detection task with Greek and English speakers, a recent study suggests that language effects may exist at early stages of perceptual integration… CONTINUE READING

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