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Breaking Down the Bilingual Cost in Speech Production
(Cognitive Science, 2016)
Bilinguals have been shown to perform worse than monolinguals in a variety of verbal tasks. This study investigated this bilingual verbal cost in a large-scale picture-naming study conducted in Spanish. We explored how ...
Semantic parafoveal-on-foveal effects and preview benefits in reading: Evidence from Fixation Related Potentials
(Brain and Language, 2016)
During reading parafoveal information can affect the processing of the word currently fixated (parafovea-on-fovea effect) and words perceived parafoveally can facilitate their subsequent processing when they are fixated ...
Some people are ‘‘More Lexical” than others
People can understand speech under poor conditions, even when successive pieces of the waveform are flipped in time. Using a new method to measure perception of such stimuli, we show that words with sounds based on rapid ...
Language dominance shapes non-linguistic rhythmic grouping in bilinguals
To what degree non-linguistic auditory rhythm perception is governed by universal biases (e.g., Iambic- Trochaic Law; Hayes, 1995) or shaped by native language experience is debated. It has been proposed that rhythmic ...
Stereotypes override grammar: Social knowledge in sentence comprehension
(Brain & Language, 2016)
Many studies have provided evidence for the automaticity and immediacy with which stereotypical knowledge affects our behavior. However, less is known about how such social knowledge interacts with linguistic cues during ...