Temporal Dynamics of Bilateral Neural Activation in the Bilingual Brain

Temporal Dynamics of Bilateral Neural Activation in the Bilingual Brain

Questions: What are the neural origins of human brain lateralization for language? What early-life experiences drive lateralization?

Goals: Uncover why the degree of language lateralization varies as a function of language experience, with bilinguals showing more right hemisphere activation as compared with monolinguals. Investigate whether early-life bilingual language experience may support more equal and efficient hemispheric involvement, and yield linguistic and cognitive advantages in young bilinguals.