Project Description

The relation between executive functions and bilingualism

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa – 2013

I. What is the relationship between growing up bilingual and the development of executive function skills? Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa One of the most important researchers on executive functions (EFs) and cognitive training, Adele Diamond of the University of British Columbia, believes the three core EFs are (1) refined working memory, (2) inhibitory control (self-regulation and perseverance), and (3) cognitive flexibility (Diamond, 2013).