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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 ...
Foreign-accented speech modulates linguistic anticipatory processes
Listeners are able to anticipate upcoming words during sentence comprehension, and, as a result, they also pre-activate semantically related words. In the present study, we aim at exploring whether these anticipatory ...
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 ...
Fast and sequence-adaptive whole-brain segmentation using parametric Bayesian modeling
Quantitative analysis of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans of the brain requires accurate automated segmentation of anatomical structures. A desirable feature for such segmentation methods is to be robust against ...
Automated Segmentation of the Human Hippocampus Along Its Longitudinal Axis
(Human Brain Mapping, 2016)
The human hippocampal formation is a crucial brain structure for memory and cognitive function that is closely related to other subcortical and cortical brain regions. Recent neuroimaging studies have revealed differences ...
Evaluation of multi-echo ICA denoising for task based fMRI studies: Block designs, rapid event-related designs, and cardiac-gated fMRI
Multi-echo fMRI, particularly the multi-echo independent component analysis (ME-ICA) algorithm, has previously proven useful for increasing the sensitivity and reducing false positives for functional MRI (fMRI) based resting ...
The effects of motivational reward on the pathological attentional blink following right hemisphere stroke
Recent work has shown that attentional deficits following stroke can be modulated by motivational stimulation, particularly anticipated monetary reward. Here we examined the effects of anticipated reward on the pathological ...
Does seeing an Asian face make speech sound more accented?
(Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 2017)
Prior studies have reported that seeing an Asian face makes American English sound more accented. The current study investigates whether this effect is perceptual, or if it instead occurs at a later decision stage. We ...
Semantic Integration and Age of Acquisition Effects in Code-Blend Comprehension
(Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 2016)
Semantic and lexical decision tasks were used to investigate the mechanisms underlying code-blend facilitation: the finding that hearing bimodal bilinguals comprehend signs in American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken ...
Sign language serial verb constructions fit into the bigger picture.
(Sign Language & Linguistics, 2016)