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Brain Lang. 2009 May-Jun;109(2-3):75-9. doi: 10.1016/j.bandl.2008.06.004. Epub 2008 Jul 16.

fMR-adaptation and the bilingual brain.

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Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, No. 7 Hospital Drive, Blk B #01-11, Singapore 169611, Singapore.


fMR-Adaptation, where a pair of identical stimuli elicits a smaller neural response than a pair of dissimilar stimuli has been extensively used to study object identification and classification as well as memory. Thus far this technique has found limited application in evaluating brain areas sensitive to meaning, language and control of language production. These studies are reviewed together with suggestions as to how varying inter-stimulus repetition lag, dimension of interest and evaluating inter-individual differences may shed new light on how different languages are acquired and represented in the brain.

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