Open Access Mini Review

Cognitive Inhibitory Control Capacities Revealed by Cross-Language Priming

Ewald Neumann*

University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Corresponding Author

Received Date: November 01, 2018;  Published Date: December 03, 2018


Language access in bilinguals requires highly refined selective attention abilities. This review chronicles the implications from cross-language priming studies collected from three different continents. These research explorations using novel selective attention paradigms begin to reveal the local word and global language inhibitory control capacities the bilingual brain uses to modulate its languages. Neurological and clinical implications regarding inhibitory mechanisms and the potential applicability to mental control deficits are also raised.

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