5. Cognitive Control: Attention, Working Memory & Executive Functions

(co-ordinator: Woll, Morgan)

Because executive functioning can be modified by experience such as bilingualism, we ask how deafness, delayed language development or sign language use may affect executive functions during development (control of attention, monitoring and switching between different tasks). We will perform a longitudinal study on a large sample of school-age deaf children and test their language (spoken and signed), executive function, & working memory. We will also look at executive function in acquired frontal neurological conditions. Another project will focus on cognitive control in interpreters who work between languages, neither of which is their first language.

Researchers involved: Bencie Woll, Gary Morgan, Christopher Stone, Chloe Marshall, Joanna Atkinson, Nicola Botting, Tanya Denmark

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