More similitudes than differences between bilinguals and monolinguals on speeded and demand-varying tasks

Show simple item record Sachez-Azanza, V. López-Penadés, R. Adrover-Roig, D. 2020-03-18T07:59:44Z
dc.description.abstract [eng] We tested the presence and nature of bilingual advantage in early bilinguals, as compared to a sample of monolinguals with a similar social and cultural background. Participants performed three non-linguistic flanker tasks with increasing demands (simple < no-go < n-back), each designed to tap into specific executive control components. Results showed that Catalan‒Spanish bilinguals were more accurate overall, independent of task demands. However, we did not find evidence of better general performance regarding reaction times in bilinguals (BEPA hypothesis) nor a better interference suppression (BICA hypothesis), response inhibition or updating of information regardless of task demands. Besides, the current data revealed that task demands modulated the magnitude of the interference effect in both reaction times and accuracy. Moreover, Spanish monolinguals showed a reduced interference effect in terms of response times in the no-go task. Results are discussed in relation to distinct group response strategies and differential allocation of executive resources. Keywords: bilingual advantage, task demands, executive control
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dc.relation.ispartof Language Cognition And Neuroscience, 2019
dc.rights , 2019
dc.subject.classification 37 - Educació. Ensenyament. Formació. Temps lliure
dc.subject.classification 159.9 - Psicologia
dc.subject.other 37 - Education
dc.subject.other 159.9 - Psychology
dc.title More similitudes than differences between bilinguals and monolinguals on speeded and demand-varying tasks
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article 2020-03-18T07:59:44Z info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2026-12-31
dc.embargo 2026-12-31
dc.subject.keywords bilingualism
dc.subject.keywords executive functions
dc.subject.keywords task-switching
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