The Effect of Bilingualism on the Aging Brain
The aging brain undergoes structural changes negatively impacting its function. However, the extent of these pathologies may be experience dependent. Researchers have found evidence of bilingualism as a neuroprotective agent in the aging brain. This poster reviews structural differences and functioning of the aging bilingual brain to assess a potential link between the bilingual experience and cognitive reserve.
Senior capstone poster, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, SUNY Plattsburgh