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There are many other differences and these are just some examples. She has published extensively in the form of books, scientific articles, and book chapters. The most dramatic findings, however, are found in older age where bilingualism protects cognitive function in healthy aging and postpones symptoms of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Her research uses behavioral andAfter statistically accounting for

Her research uses behavioral and neuroimaging methods to examine the effect of experience on cognitive processes across the lifespan. After statistically accounting for current language experience, we found that macrostructure was comparable between the two languages. Age, associated with cumulative language exposure, was only related to macro- and microstructure in English but not Mandarin. The goal is to understand neuroplasticity and the mechanism by which experience modifies cognitive systems. We will strive to find the answers for you in our future studies.

One big difference is that English uses affixes e. It may be hard for you to find relevant studies, but luckily we have just published some data to address this question. As you may know, Mandarin and English are very different. The primary experience studied is bilingualism. How Minds Accommodate Experience All our experiences contribute to the way our minds and brains develop, but intense experiences have a special role in shaping our cognitive systems.