The effects of bilingualism on auditory selective attention in normal-hearing adults

Francisco Fernandez, University of Texas at El Paso

Abstract

Bilingual speakers have been shown to be more adept than monolingual speakers at actively blocking useless information in the visual modalities. This advantage should be observed in both the visual and the auditory modalities using tasks of inhibitory control. However, very little is known regarding how bilingualism influences inhibitory control in the perception of auditory information. By using an auditory test of inhibition, such as the utilization of a Dichotic Listening task, bilinguals are expected to display an increased measure of cognitive ability.^

Subject Area

Audiology|Speech therapy

Recommended Citation

Fernandez, Francisco, "The effects of bilingualism on auditory selective attention in normal-hearing adults" (2016). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI10124863.
http://digitalcommons.utep.edu/dissertations/AAI10124863

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