Cognitive aging research has been one of the most researched elements in the nueroscience world. Scientest always have the question, "What happens to our brain which makes our cognitive learning and functions decay through time?" Another main questions upon this research has been, "How do we stop or slow down cognitive decay as we age?" Many studies have been done with bilingual children showing that there are many bilingual advantages such as creativity (Kessler & Quinn, 1987), problem solving (Bain, 1975), and perceptual disembedding (Duncan & De Avila, 1979). This leads to another question of, "How would this enhance a child's control process?" Evidence found from psycholinguistic studies of adult language procesing of the two languages remain constantly active while one is always being processed (Brysbaert,1998: Francis, 1999; Gollan & Kroll, 2001; Kroll & Dijkstra, 2002; Smith, 1997). Children's cognitive development would then be distingushised
by attention control and repressentational complexity. whereas aging effects leads to a decline in habitual procedures and represental knowledge. Researchers decided to test this at hand with a Simon Says task. This task gives a stimulus-response compatibility and gives assoitation of irrelevant spatial information. All in all, with this task, young bilingual children should not be affected by irrelevant spatial coding compared to monolingual children. If the effects of bilingualism is positive in children and throughout adulthood, then this should decrease the chances in being effected with cognitive decay.