Bilingual Brains

F. Frank LeFever flefever at ix.netcom.com
Thu Mar 11 01:56:57 EST 1999


> 
>               Representation of First & Second Languages
>                 in Bilingual Brains, as seen in fMRI
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>                 Karl H. Kim, Ph.D. & Joy  Hirsch, Ph.D.
>                 Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center 
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>                     New York Neuropsychology Group
>                        joint meeting with the
>             Linguistics Section and the Neuroscience Section
>                                 of
>                    The New York Academy of Sciences
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>                              6:00 p.m.
>                        Tuesday, March 30, 1999
>                     2 East 63rd St., New York City
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>   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.
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>   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).
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>   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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>       NYNG info: F. Frank LeFever, Ph.D.
>                  flefever at ix.netcom.com 
>NYNG webpage: www.geocities.com/CapeCanaveral/Lab/6117/index.html
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>Academy webpage: www.nyas.org
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