Neural Efficiency and Language Learning

Saturday, 14 February 2015: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Room LL21B (San Jose Convention Center)
Patrick Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Language learning and use engages a large network of brain regions. Analyses of several imaging experiments demonstrate the global and local network properties that are tied to individual differences in language learning and processing. Successful adult language learners tend to show more efficient global network properties. Similarly, relative to older adults, younger adults show more efficient brain network as they process language.