Publications

Key Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journals –

Yow, W.Q., & Sou, K.L. (2024). Dual language intervention cognitive training improves older adults’ cognitive abilities. Innovation in Aging igae052, https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igae052 (2/37, IF: 6.06, top 10%),

Johari, K., Bhardwaj, R., Kim, J, Yow, W.Q., & Tan, U. (2024). Eye movement analysis for real-world settings using segmented linear regression. Computers in Biology and Medicine, 174, 108364. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compbiomed.2024.108364 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0010482524004487

Li, X, Ng, K.K., Wong, J.J.Y., Zhou, J.H., & Yow, W.Q. (2024). Bilingualism and Social Cognitive Aging: Relationship Between Gray Matter Morphometry, Onset Age of Bilingualism, and Theory-of-Mind. Scientific Reports  https://rdcu.be/dx6ux (Q1, IF: 4.6)

Johari, K., Chen, H.C., Yow, W. Q., & Tan, U. (2024). Insights into Student Attention during Online Lectures: A Classification Approach using Eye Data IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE). 1-5. doi: 10.1109/FIE58773.2023.10343526

Li, X., & Yow, W.Q. (2023). Younger, Not Older, Children Trust an Inaccurate Human Informant More Than an Inaccurate Robot Informant. Child Development. (Q1, IF: 5.66, top 10%). 10.1111/cdev.14048 pdf

Chen, H.C., & Yow, W.Q. (2023). Understanding Different Approaches of Bilingualism on Task Switching Performance: Data from Cognitively Healthy Older Adults and Cognitively Impaired Older Adults. Frontiers in Psychology  https://doi.org/10.3389/flang.2023.1165388 (Q1, IF: 4.23).

Yow, W. Q. & Li, X. (2023). Role of bilingual experience in children’s context-sensitive selective trust strategies. Bilingualism, Language and Cognition,1-12,  https://doi.org/10.1017/S1366728923000433 (Q1, IF: 4.76, top 10%).

Durak, M. Karakose, S., & Yow. W. Q. (2023). Late-Life Psychopathology. Frontiers in Psychology, 14, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1204202 (Q1, IF: 4.23, editorial).

Ng, Z.Z., Li, G., Flynn, S., & Yow, W.Q. (2023). How COVID-19 News Affect Older Adults’ Mental Health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public health, 20(5), 3950. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20053950. (Q1, IF: 4.61).

Tan, Y.N., Lokanathan, T., & Yow, W.Q. (2022). Effectiveness of mobile assistive technology on improving the self-perceptions of students with dyslexia in Singapore. Asia Pacific Journal of Developmental Differences, 9(2), 248-278.

Koh, V.T.J., Ong, R.H.S., Chow, W.L., Tiah, L., Oh, H.C., Yow, W.Q., Sharma, S., & Yap, J.C.H. (2022). Understanding patients’ health seeking behavior for non-emergency conditions: A qualitative study. Singapore Medical Journal.

Asaba, M., Li, X., Yow, W.Q., & Gwen, H. (2022). Children selectively demonstrate their competence to a puppet when others depict it as an agent. Cognitive Development. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S088520142200034X?dgcid=coauthor (Q1, IF: 2.97).

Yow, W.Q., & Li, X. (2021). Children consider a speaker’s information privilege and engage in adaptive selective trust in referential cues. Cognitive Development, 60, 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2021.101118 pdf (Q1, IF: 2.97).

Li, X., Ng, K.K., Wong, J.J.Y., Lee, J.W., Zhou, J.H., & Yow, W.Q. (2021). Bilingual language entropy influences executive functions through functional connectivity and signal variability. Brain and Language. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandl.2021.105026 pdf (Q1, IF: 2.85).

Marakkalage, S.H., Lau., B.P.L., Zhou, Y., Liu, R., Yuen, C., Yow, W.Q., Chong, K.H. (2021). WiFi fingerprint clustering for urban mobility analysis. IEEE Access, 9, 69527-69538. 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3077583 (Q1, IF: 3.48).

Marakkalage, S.H., Chen, Q., Zhou, Y., Yuen, C., Yow, W.Q. and Chong, K.H. (2021). A Multi-Perspective Approach to Resident Segmentation Analysis for HDB Towns in Singapore. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Big Data and Computing, 192-199. 10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3077583

*Chan, C., *Yow, W.Q., Oei, A. (2020). Active Bilingualism in Aging: Balanced Bilingualism Usage and Less Frequent Language Switching Relates to Better Conflict Monitoring and Goal Maintenance Ability. Journal of Gerontology Series B: Psychological Sciences, gbaa058, https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbaa058. *Both authors contribute equally. (Q1, IF: 4.94, top 10%),

Yow, W.Q., & Lim, Z.M.T. (2019). Sharing the Same Languages Helps Us Work Better Together. Nature Palgrave Communications, 5, 154, https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0365-z (Q1, IF: 2.71, top 4%).

Yow, W.Q., & S. Priyashri (2019). Computerized electronic features direct children’s attention to print in single and dual language e-books. AERA Open, 5(3), 1-15https://doi.org/10.1177/2332858419878126 pdf (Q1, IF: 3.42).

Priyashri, S., Chan, S. W. T., Chua, Y., Yow, W.Q., & Nanayakkara, S. (2019). Going beyond performance scores: Understanding cognitive affective states in kindergarteners and applications of framework in classrooms. International Journal of Child Computer Interactions, 21, 37-53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcci.2019.04.002 (Q1, IF: 5.40).

Manivannan, A., Yow, W.Q., Bouffanais, R., & Barrat, A. (2018). Are the different layers of a social network conveying the same information? EPJ Data Science, 7: 34. https://doi.org/10.1140/epjds/s13688-018-0161- https://link.springer.com/article/10.1140/epjds/s13688-018-0161-9 (Q1, IF: 3.63).

Li, X. & Yow, W.Q. (2018). Willingness to revise own testimony: 3- and 4-year-olds’ selective trust in unexpected testimony from accurate and inaccurate informants. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology173, 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2018.03.008 (Q1, IF: 2.55).

Yow, W.Q., & Li, X. (2018). The influence of language behavior in social preferences and selective trust of monolingual and bilingual children. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 166, 635-651. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2017.09.019 pdf (Q1, IF: 2.55).

Yow, W.Q., Tan, S.H., & Flynn, S. (2017). Code-switching and its impact on linguistic competency in bilingual preschoolers. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 1-16. doi:10.1017/S1366728917000335 pdf (Q1, IF: 4.76, top 10%).

Yow, W.Q., Li, X., Lam, S., Gliga, T., Chong, Y.S., Kwek, K., & Broekman, B.F.P. (2017). A bilingual advantage in 54-month-olds’ use of referential cues in fast mapping. Developmental Science. DOI:10.1111/desc.12482 pdf (Q1, IF: 4.93, top 10%).

Yow, W.Q., & Markman, E.M. (2016). Children increase their sensitivity to a speaker’s nonlinguistic cues following a communicative breakdown. Child Development. DOI: 10.1111/cdev.12479c pdf (Q1, IF: 5.66, top 10%).

Yow, W. Q. (2015). Monolingual and bilingual preschoolers’ use of gestures to interpret ambiguous pronouns. Journal of Child Language, 42, 1394-1407. pdf (Q1, IF: 2.70).

Hung, W-Y., Patrycia, F., & Yow, W.Q. (2015). Bilingual children weigh speaker’s referential cues and word-learning heuristics differently in different language contexts when interpreting a speaker’s intent. Frontiers in Psychology: Cognitive Sciences, 6:796. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00796. pdf (Q1, IF: 4.23). 

Yow, W.Q., & Li, X. (2015). Balanced bilingualism and early age of second language acquisition as the underlying mechanisms of a bilingual executive control advantage: Why variations in bilingual experiences matter. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:164. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00164. pdf (Q1, IF: 4.23). 

Chong, K.H., Yow, W.Q., Loo, D., & Patrycia, F. (2015).  Senior activity center or coffeeshop? Perception of matured estate and socio-psychological wellbeing of the elderly.  Journal of Housing For The Elderly, 29 (3), 259-297. pdf

Yow, W.Q., & Markman, E.M. (2015). A bilingual advantage in how children integrate multiple cues to understand a speaker’s referential intent. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 18(3), 391-399pdf (Q1, IF: 5.66, top 10%).

Yow, W. Q., Li, X., Hung, W., Goldring, M., Cheng, L., Gu, Y. (2014). Predicting Social Networks and Psychological Outcomes from Mobile Phone Sensing. IEEE ICCpdf

Yow, W.Q. (2012). Experience of communication breakdown increases preschoolers’ sensitivity to communicative cues. International Journal of Psychology, 47 (Special issue), 272-272.

Yow, W.Q., & Markman, E.M. (2011).  Young bilingual children’s heightened sensitivity to referential cues. Journal of Cognition and Development12 (1), 12-31.pdf (Q1, IF: 2.58).

Yow, W.Q., & Markman, E.M. (2011). Bilingualism and children’s use of paralinguistic cues to interpret emotion in speech. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 14(4), 562-569.pdf (Q1, IF: 5.66, top 10%).

Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings –

Yow, W.Q., Ye, N.N., & Li, X. (2023). Perspective-Taking Decline in Older adults With and Without Subjective Cognitive Decline. Innovation in Aging, Volume 7,  Issue Supplement_1, 468, https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igad104.1541 (Q1, IF: 6.06, top 10%)

Johari, K., Chen, H.C., Yow, W. Q., & Tan, U. (2023). Insights into Student Attention during Online Lectures: A Classification Approach using Eye Data IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference (FIE).

Li, X., Ye, N.N., & Yow, W.Q. (2023). Investigating age-related changes in adults’ cue-integration: An eye-tracking study. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Society, 45.

Yow, W.Q., Lokanathan, T. Chong, W. (2022). How has COVID-19 shaped Singapore older adults’ attitudes toward technology?  Innovation in Aging, Volume 6, Issue Supplement_1, 273, https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igac059.1083 (Q1, IF: 7.0, top 10%).

Ng, Z.Z. & Yow, W.Q. (2022). An Age-related Positivity Effect in Humor: An Asian Context. Innovation in Aging, Volume 6, Issue Supplement_1, 197, https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igac059.786 (Q1, IF: 7.0, top 10%).

Yow, W.Q., Li, X., Ng, K.K., Koi, J.J.X., Zhou, J.H. (2022). Neurocorrelates Between Theory-of-Mind and Bilingualism in Gray Matter Volume of Young and Older Adults. Innovation in Aging. Volume 6, Issue Supplement_1, 592, https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igac059.2216 (Q1, IF: 7.0, top 10%).

Li, G., Ng, Z.Z., & Yow, W.Q (2022). How Covid-19 News Affect Older Adults’ Mental Health. Innovation in Aging, Volume 6, Issue Supplement_1, 510, https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igac059.1953 (Q1, IF: 7.0, top 10%).

Li, X., & Yow, W.Q. (2022). Bilingualism protects social cognition in aging: Effects of early bilingualism on older adult theory of mind. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Society, 44.

Lokanathan, T., & Chen, H.C. & Yow, W.Q. (2021). COVID-19 lockdown measures: Impact on older adults with dementia and their caregivers in Singapore. Innovation in Aging, 5, Issue Supplement_1, 2021, Page 142, https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igab046.543 (Q1, IF: 7.0, top 10%).

Yow, W.Q., Li, X.Q., & Lee., J.W. (2021). Bilingualism and healthy aging: Onset age of bilingualism as a predictor of older adult Theory-of-Mind. Innovation in Aging, Volume 5, Issue Supplement_1, 2021, Pages 479–480, https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igab046.1847 (Q1, IF: 7.0, top 10%).

Yow, W.Q., Chen, H.C., & Lokanathan, T., (2021). The Dual-Language Semantic Computerized Program (DISC) maintained local switch costs in MCI older adults. Innovation in Aging, Volume 5, Issue Supplement_1, 2021, Pages 520–521, https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igab046.1998 (Q1, IF: 7.0, top 10%).

Yow, W.Q., Lee, J.W., & Li, X.Q. (2021). Age-related decline in pragmatic reasoning of older adults. Innovation in Aging, Volume 3, Issue Supplement_1, November 2019, Pages S882–S883, https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igz038.3232 (Q1, IF: 7.0, top 10%).

Xie, Y., Wu, J., & Yow, W.Q. (2021). How can we encourage older adults to adopt digital services? Innovation in Aging, Volume 5, Issue Supplement_1, 2021, Page 1017, https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igab046.3609 (Q1, IF: 7.0, top 10%).

Lokanathan, T., & Chen, H.C. & Yow, W.Q. (2021). COVID-19 lockdown measures: Impact on older adults with dementia and their caregivers in Singapore. Innovation in Aging, Volume 5, Issue Supplement_1, 2021, Page 142, https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igab046.543 (Q1, IF: 7.0, top 10%).

Lee, J., Li, X., & Yow, W.Q. (2021). Extent of bilingual experience in modulating young adults’ processing of social-communicative cues in a cue integration task: An eye-tracking study. Proceedings of the Cognitive Society 2021.

Khan, S., Achenbach, A.V., Yow, W.Q., & Blessing, L. (2021). Case study on the Design of Touchscreen-based User Interfaces for Multilingual Older Adults from Southeast Asian Backgrounds. Proceedings of The Asian CHI Symposium.

Lien, D, Chan, C.G.H, Yow, W.Q. (2020). Attitudes toward older adults: A cross-cultural approach across residential towns in Singapore. Innovation in Aging, 4(Suppl 1), 929-930. doi: 10.1093/geroni/igaa057.3409 (Q1, IF: 7.0, top 10%).

Yow, W. Q., Lokanathan, T., & Chen, H. C. (2020). Older Adults-Friendly Multi-Modal Touch-Screen Platform Measures for Bilingual Cognitive Interventions. Innovation in Aging4(Suppl 1), 816. https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igaa057.2972 (Q1, IF: 7.0, top 10%).

 Yow, W. Q., Chen, H. C., Lokanathan, T., Achenbach, A., & Blessing, L. (2020). A Novel Touch-Screen, Dual-Language Intervention Program for Older Adults. Innovation in Aging4(Suppl 1), 559. https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igaa057.1839 (Q1, IF: 7.0, top 10%).

Yow, W.Q., Li, X., & Lee, J. (2020). Developmental trajectory of theory-of-mind decline in older adults. Innovation in Aging, 4( Suppl 1), 362–363. https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igaa057.1167 (Q1, IF: 7.0, top 10%).

Yow, W.Q., Chen, H.C., & Lokanathan, T. (2019). Improvement in fine motor control in dementia elderly from a computerized touchscreen training program. Innovation in Aging, 3(Suppl 1), S910, https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igz038.3320 (Q1, IF: 7.0, top 10%).

Yow, W.Q., Lee, J.W., & Li, X. (2019). Age-related declines in social cognitive processes of older adults. Innovation in Aging3(Suppl 1), S882–S883. https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igz038.3232 (Q1, IF: 7.0, top 10%).

Yow, W.Q., Sia, S., Lokanathan, T., & Achenbach, A.V. (2018). Gerontechnology enhances attitudes towards and interest in technology use of older adults with dementia. Innovation in Aging, 2(Suppl 1), 937. https://doi.org/10.1093/geroni/igy031.3481 (Q1, IF: 7.0, top 10%).

Yow, W.Q., Tan, Y.N., & Lokanathan, T. (2019). Understanding, Designing and Developing Assistive Technology for Students with Dyslexia in a Singapore Classroom. Proceedings of the 11thAsian Conference on Education.

Asaba, M., Li X., Yow, W.Q., & Gweon, H. (2019). A friend, or a toy? Four-year-olds strategically demonstrate their competence to a puppet but only when others treat it as an agent. Proceedings of the 40thAnnual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Setiawan, V., Chor, T., Lai, V., Wang, G., Yap, W.L., & Yow, W.Q. (2018). Transfer learning of cognitive control using mobile applications.Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Cognition and Exploratory Learning  (CELDA 2018).

Tamasi, K., & Yow, W.Q. (2018). Early onset of bilingualism and frequent language switching confers advantage in executive functioning: A study of two bilingual populations. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.

Tamasi, K., Zhang, L., & Yow, W.Q. (2018). Early onset of bilingualism and frequent language switching confers executive control advantage: A Principal Component Analysis of two bilingual populations. Proceedings of the 7th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology.

Yow, W.Q., A. Oei, & Li, X. (2017). Novel evidence for the bilingual advantage: Effects of language control on executive function in balanced and unbalanced dual-language users. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Li, X., & Yow, W.Q. (2017). “I’m better than you at labeling!”: Preschoolers use past reliability when accepting unexpected labels. Proceedings of the 39th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.

Yow, W.Q., Li, X., Lam, S., Gliga, T., Tan, K.H., Shek, L., Yap, F., Chong, Y.S., & Broekman, B.F.P. (2017). Effects of bilingualism on children’s use of social cues in word learning. Proceedings of the 40th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.

Yow, W.Q., & Oei, A. (2017). Cognitive mixing costs advantage in balanced bilingual elderly. Proceedings of the 6th Annual International Conference on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology, Singapore.

Lim, Z., & Yow, W. Q. (2016). ‘The Relations between Language Diversity and Similarity and Adults’ Collaborative Creative Problem Solving’. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, International Science Index, Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, 2(5), 577.

Yow, W. Q, & Patrycia, F. (2015). Challenging the “linguistic incompetency hypothesis” – Code-switching positively impacts on lexical development in bilingual preschoolers. Supplement Proceedings of the 39th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development.

Yow, W. Q. (2013).  Monolingual and bilingual children’s use of gestures and grammatical agreement in pronoun interpretation.  In S. Baiz, N. Goldman, & R. Hawkes (Eds.), Proceedings of the 37th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol. 2, pp. 482-494)pdf

Yow, W.Q. & Markman, E. M. (2010). Bilingual children’s integration of multiple cues to understand a speaker’s referential intent. In K. Franich, K.M. Iserman, & L.L. Keil (Eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol. 2, pp. 480-490).pdf

Yow, W.Q. & Markman, E. M. (2009). Understanding a speaker’s communicative intent: Bilingual children’s heightened sensitivity to referential gestures. In J. Chandlee, M. Franchini, S. Lord & G. Rheiner (Eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development (Vol. 2, pp. 646-657).pdf

Book Chapters –

Yow, W. Q., Patrycia, F., & Flynn, S. (2016). Code-switching in Childhood. In S. Montarnari & E. Nicoladis (Eds). Lifespan Perspectives on Bilingualism (pp.81-100). Washington, DC, US: American Psychological Association

Lepper, M.R., Master, A., & Yow, W.Q. (2008).  Intrinsic motivation in education.  In M.L. Maehr, S. Karabinick, & T. Urdan (Eds.), Advances in Motivation and Achievement (Vol 15, pp. 521-555).  Bingley, UK: Emerald.

 

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