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Ellen Bialystok

Ellen Bialystok

Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology, York University


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Research Interests:
Research examines studies of cognitive development and cognitive decline across the lifespan with a focus on how these cognitive processes are modified by experience. The primary experience examined is bilingualism, considering how the need to control attention to two languages affects the nature of central cognitive processing. In addition, research considers issues in development, such as the acquisition of literacy for monolingual and bilingual children, and issues in aging, such as cognitive and linguistic dimensions of dementia and Parkinson's disease.