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Two languages, two minds: flexible cognitive processing driven by language of operation

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Two languages, two minds : flexible cognitive processing driven by language of operation. / Athanasopoulos, Panos; Bylund, Emanuel; Montero-Melis, Guillermo; Damjanovic, Ljubica; Schartner, Alina; Kibbe, Alexandra; Riches, Nick; Thierry, Guillaume.

In: Psychological Science, Vol. 26, No. 4, 04.2015, p. 518-526.

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Athanasopoulos, P, Bylund, E, Montero-Melis, G, Damjanovic, L, Schartner, A, Kibbe, A, Riches, N & Thierry, G 2015, 'Two languages, two minds: flexible cognitive processing driven by language of operation', Psychological Science, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 518-526. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797614567509

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Athanasopoulos, P., Bylund, E., Montero-Melis, G., Damjanovic, L., Schartner, A., Kibbe, A., Riches, N., & Thierry, G. (2015). Two languages, two minds: flexible cognitive processing driven by language of operation. Psychological Science, 26(4), 518-526. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797614567509

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Athanasopoulos P, Bylund E, Montero-Melis G, Damjanovic L, Schartner A, Kibbe A et al. Two languages, two minds: flexible cognitive processing driven by language of operation. Psychological Science. 2015 Apr;26(4):518-526. https://doi.org/10.1177/0956797614567509

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Athanasopoulos, Panos ; Bylund, Emanuel ; Montero-Melis, Guillermo ; Damjanovic, Ljubica ; Schartner, Alina ; Kibbe, Alexandra ; Riches, Nick ; Thierry, Guillaume. / Two languages, two minds : flexible cognitive processing driven by language of operation. In: Psychological Science. 2015 ; Vol. 26, No. 4. pp. 518-526.

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abstract = "People make sense of objects and events around them by classifying them into identifiable categories. The extent to which language affects this process has been the focus of a long-standing debate: Do different languages cause their speakers to behave differently? Here, we show that fluent German-English bilinguals categorize motion events according to the grammatical constraints of the language in which they operate. First, as predicted from cross-linguistic differences in motion encoding, bilingual participants functioning in a German testing context prefer to match events on the basis of motion completion to a greater extent than do bilingual participants in an English context. Second, when bilingual participants experience verbal interference in English, their categorization behavior is congruent with that predicted for German; when bilingual participants experience verbal interference in German, their categorization becomes congruent with that predicted for English. These findings show that language effects on cognition are context-bound and transient, revealing unprecedented levels of malleability in human cognition.",
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