Laboratory for the Neural Bases of Bilingualism

The lab investigates the neural bases of bilingualism using a variety of methods including functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Near-Infrared Spectroscopy. The work has focused on three principal aspects of bilingualism: the age at which a language is learned, the role of proficiency, and the cognitive control mechanisms involved in maintaining two languages. This work has been funded by grants from the National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Deafness and Communicative Disorders, National Science Foundation, the UC Linguistic Minority Research Institute, UC Mexus and University of Houston Grant to Enhance and Advance Research.