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Chinese participants wanted for study examining the costs and benefits of multilingualism

1 May 2015

Chinese students have the chance to take part in a study examining the costs and benefits of multilingualism.

Mandarin Chinese speakers needed for online survey This study has implications for how we can utilise brain networks to enhance brain functioning during ageing process.

Research has shown that bilingual people have better attention and task-switching capacities than monolingual people. This advantage could be explained by the fact that managing two languages requires executive resources in the form of selection of the relevant language and inhibition of the language that is not in use at that moment.


To take part, you must be 18 years of age or older, native in Cantonese, must speak English fluently, but unable to read Pinyin.

If you are eligible, please email Emily Cheung indicating your interest.

This study is conducted by Emily Cheung, UCL MSc Health Psychology student and is supervised by Dr Dorina Cadar, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL.

For more information about this study, please contact Emily Cheung at or Dr Dorina Cadar.

This study has received ethical approval from the UCL Research Ethics Committee, ID Number 6439/001

Emily Cheung, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL