Bilingualism and aging expert to speak Sept. 21

September 06, 2012

Dr. Tamar Gollan, Department of Psychiatry, University of California at San Diego, will speak on “Bilingualism in Aging and Dementia: Evidence for Language-Specific Control Mechanisms,” on Friday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in 127 Moore Building on Penn State's University Park campus.

She will give a talk about the protective effects of bilingualism for the elderly and will discuss recent studies, including some from her own lab, on the issue of whether bilingualism provides protection for the elderly against the symptoms of Alzheimer's type dementia.

Gollan's talk is part of the Distinguished Language Science Colloquium, sponsored by the Penn State Center for Language Science. This event is free to the public.

For additional information, contact Sharon Elder at the Center for Language Science at

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