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Response Inhibition Abilities as a Function of Bilingual Proficiency

Abhishek B. P., Sanjay S., Nikhilesh J.


The study was carried out with the aim of exploring response inhibition abilities in high and low proficient bilinguals. A total of 40 participants were recruited for the study. 22 high proficient and 18 low proficient participants performed in the study. Stroop task was used. Colour was presented in congruent and incongruent forms and were presented in L1 (Kannada) and L2 (English). Reaction time and accuracy scores were better for congruent compared to incongruent trails in both the groups. While high proficient group experienced difficulty in naming incongruent stimulus in L1, low proficient participants manifested difficulty in naming incongruent stimulus in L1 as well as L2. Neutral stimulus elicited better reaction time and accuracy compared to Stroop trials for the groups.

Keywords: bilingual proficiency, response inhibition, participants, reaction time

Cite this Article: Abhishek B.P., Sanjay S., Nikhilesh J. Response Inhibition Abilities as a function of Bilingual Proficiency. International Journal of Computational Biology and Bioinformatics. 2019; 5(2): 1–4p.

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