Date of Award

Spring 5-9-2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


Physics and Astronomy

First Advisor

Dr. Virginia Valian

Second Advisor

Dr. Martin Chodorow

Academic Program Adviser

Dr. Sandeep Prasada


Research linking multilingualism with better executive control has produced inconsistent findings. Since definitive empirical evidence is not available, this study seeks to explore whether these advantages really exist. The Flanker Task followed an ego depletion task that was introduced to participants who were monolingual, bilingual and trilingual.



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