Costs and Benefits associated with bilingualism

In this line of research we assess the collateral effects that bilingualism may have for the linguistic and attentional systems of bilingual speakers. In particular, we focus on the origin of two already reported effects associated with bilingualism: a) the linguistic cost that bilinguals in comparison to monolinguals suffer and, b) the benefits associated with bilingualism on attentional control. To reach this goals, we assess the performance in various behavioral tasks of both normal individuals and brain-damage patients.