Brain and Language: A Reciprocal Relationship

Saturday, February 13, 2016: 1:30 PM-4:30 PM
Marshall Ballroom South (Marriott Wardman Park)
Patrick Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Our neural architecture enables successful language learning, sometimes even when language learning occurs later in life when it is challenging to do so. Language learning in turn shapes our brain, to the extent that benefits can be seen outside of the domain of language. We will discuss research that addresses this brain-language dependency from studies that examine the neural basis of language learning.