主讲人：Yow wei Quin Associate Professor
与会方式：腾讯会议（731 807 302）
讲座简介：Bilinguals’ extensive experience in managing the unique communicative challenges arising from control and maintenance of two languages is proposed to lead to the functional and structural adaptation of the brain. Past behavioral and neuroimaging studies show overlaps in brain networks involved in language control, domain-general executive functions, and social information processing. Early bilingual experiences appear to enhance children’s social communicative abilities and continue to modulate social-cognitive abilities in adulthood, such as young adults’ mentalizing, false-belief reasoning, and social information integration. However, more research is needed to understand the impact of bilingual experiences on older adulthood. In this talk, the speaker will share a series of research that attempts to shed light on the trajectories of social cognition in human development and provides important implications regarding bilingualism-related factors that contribute to social-cognitive development from a lifespan approach, beyond the domain of general cognitive skills assessed in previous work.
专家简介：Associate Professor Yow Wei Quin is currently the Associate Head (Research) in Humanities Arts & Social Science at the Singapore University of Technology and Design, and a visiting Senior Academician at the Changi General Hospital. She obtained her PhD (Psychology), MA (Psychology) and MSc (Statistics) from Stanford University, USA. Her main area of research is examining socio-cognitive development across the lifespan, including how factors such as the language environment that we grow up in influence our cognitive functioning, as well as how technology influences the way we communicate and interact with each other. Professor Yow has published more than 50 international peer-refereed papers, conference proceedings and book chapters in top-tiered journals and conferences such as Developmental Science, Child Development, Journal of Gerontology Series B, Bilingualism: Language & Cognition, Frontiers in Psychology, Cognitive Development, GSA, SRCD, Cognitive Science Society, etc., in the area of social cognition, bilingualism, technology and aging. She also currently serves in the Editorial Board for Cognitive Development, and Frontiers in Psychology, and a recipient of multiple awards, such as the Public Administration Medal (Bronze), GSA Diversity Mentoring & Career Development Fellowship, SUTD Outstanding Education Award, and the Society of Personality and Social Psychology Teacher/Scholar Award.