Language learning and use engages a large network of brain regions. Analyses of several imaging experiments
demonstrate the global and local network properties that are tied to individual differences in language learning
and processing. Successful adult language learners tend to show more efficient global network properties.
Similarly, relative to older adults, younger adults show more efficient brain network as they process language.
Professor Patrick Wong is the director of the Laboratory for language, Learning and the Brain of the Chinese
University of Hong Kong. In this interview, Professor Wong explains the important role brain networks play
in language learning and use.
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