Effect of second language exposure on brain activity for language processing among preschoolers

Souta Hidaka, Hiroshi Shibata, Michiyo Kurihara, Akihiro Tanaka, Akitsugu Konno, Suguru Maruyama, Jiro Gyoba, Hiroko Hagiwara, Masatoshi Koizumi

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    We investigated brain activity in 3-5-year-old preschoolers as they listened to connected speech stimuli in Japanese (first language), English (second language), and Chinese (a rarely exposed, foreign language) using near-infrared spectroscopy. Unlike the younger preschoolers who had been exposed to English for almost 1 year, brain activity in the bilateral frontal regions of the older preschoolers who had been exposed to English for almost 2 years was higher for Japanese and English speech stimuli than for Chinese. This tendency seemed to be similar to that observed in adults who had learned English for some years. These results indicate that exposure to a second language affects brain activity to language stimuli among preschoolers.

    本文言語English
    ページ(範囲)73-79
    ページ数7
    ジャーナルNeuroscience Research
    73
    1
    DOI
    出版ステータスPublished - 2012 5月

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • 神経科学(全般)

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