Differential Lateralization of Early vs Late Bilinguals

Chernigovskaya, Balonov, and Deglin presented a theoretical framework based on evidence of language recovery patterns in a Turkmen-Russian schizophrenic undergoing shock therapy. In their proposed framework, semantic representations and surface structures in a second language learned later are held to be localized in the left hemisphere, whereas those in a first language and in a second language acquired in childhood are held to be located in the right hemisphere.

The neuroanatomical hypotheses outlined previously are included here largely for their heuristic value. Many remain to be systematically tested.

Breaking Bulimia

Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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