Language processing in the multilingual brain
Understanding how our brains process language is one of the fundamental issues in cognitive science. In order to reach such understanding, it is critical to cover the full spectrum of manners in which humans acquire and experience language. However, due to a myriad of socioeconomic factors research has disproportionately focused on monolingual English speakers, even though the majority of the world is in fact multilingual. In this talk, I present a series of studies that systematically target fundamental questions about bilingual language use across a range of conversational contexts, both in production and comprehension. The results lay the groundwork to propose a more comprehensive theory of the neurobiology of language, with implications for recovery after brain damage.
Host: Aitzol Garcia-Etxarri
Hybrid Seminar: Donostia International Physics Center
Esti Blanco-Elorrieta, Harvard University, USA