It’s official! I’ve just started an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship. The project is an extension of what I began when I came to UCR a year ago. I’ve been looking at the engagement of cognitive control mechanisms during word retrieval. The NSF fellowship allows me to relate language and cognitive performance with brain changes in aging, specifically white matter tracts. It will allow me to get training on Diffusion Tensor Imaging and also gives me more time to work on this project. I’m grateful to the NSF for the funding and my many mentors on this project: Judy Kroll, Debby Burke, Chris Chiarello, and Lani Bennett.
The project is titled “Neural and cognitive changes in aging and bilingualism: Implications for language production and executive function.”