Bilingual Brains

F. Frank LeFever flefever at ix.netcom.com
Sun Mar 7 21:56:33 EST 1999


 
               Representation of First & Second Languages
                 in Bilingual Brains, as seen in fMRI

                 Karl H. Kim, Ph.D. & Joy  Hirsch, Ph.D.
                 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 

                     New York Neuropsychology Group
                        joint meeting with the
             Linguistics Section and the Neuroscience Section
                                 of
                    The New York Academy of Sciences

                              6:00 p.m.
                        Tuesday, March 30, 1999
                     2 East 63rd St., New York City

   When someone learns a second language, is it represented in the     
   brain in the same place as the first language or in a different     
   place?  Much may depend on how old one is when the second language  
   is learned. Studies using the new fMRI technology now supplement    
   behavioral/cognitive studies of biligualism and confirm the         
   importance of age at which bilingal ability is attained.

   However, these fMRi studies show the importance not only of age of  
   second language acquisition,m but also of which language area one   
   considers: anterior (Broca's) or posterior (Wernicke's).

   LECTURE IS AT 6:00 pm, IS FREE OF CHARGE, AND OPEN TO ALL. 
   After a brief reception, supper at about 7:30; the supper is        
   optional and requires reservations by Thursday, March 25.
       Contact Bruce Soffer (212) 838-0230, ext. 426
                  bsoffer at nyas.org
   Academy members $22, others $27.   STUDENTS $11.

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                  flefever at ix.netcom.com 
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