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Speaking Multiple Languages Delays Dementia
2013-11-08 12:06:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Besides being able to navigate in two or more cultures, people who speak more than one language have a lower risk for developing earlier dementia, according to a new study published in the journal Neurology. In the study, a team of British and Indian scientists tracked nearly 650 dementia patients, taking note of when each patient was diagnosed with the condition. The researchers found that individuals who speak more than one language...

Bilingual People Use Different Sound Systems
2013-05-21 12:22:47

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research from the University of Arizona shows that bilingual individuals switch between two different ℠sound systems´ in their brain when alternating between languages. “A lot of research has shown that bilinguals are pretty good at accommodating speech variation across languages, but there´s been a debate as to how,” explained Kalim Gonzales, a doctoral student at the University of Arizona and lead...

2013-02-20 15:01:24

-A study conducted at the University of Granada and the University of York in Toronto, Canada, has revealed that bilingual children have a better working memory, which holds, processes and updates transitory information. -The research study has been published in the last issue of the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. A study conducted at the University of Granada and the University of York in Toronto, Canada, has revealed that bilingual children develop a better working memory...

Language Mixing Challenges And Benefits Kids 011713
2013-01-17 09:30:52

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new research study at Concordia University indicates that for kids growing up in bilingual homes, language mixing can present short-term challenges for language acquisition and long-term benefits for cognition. In the project, the scientists discovered that bilingual parents often participate in language mixing, where elements from two languages are found in the same sentence. The team of investigators found that language...

Cognitive Benefits Of Bilingualism For The Elderly
2013-01-10 11:06:40

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A recent study by researchers at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine (UKCM) found that aging adults who grew up bilingual are able to maintain better “cognitive flexibility” and more efficient use of their brains than their monolingual peers. The study, recently featured in The Journal of Neuroscience, looked at seniors who have practiced speaking two languages since childhood. The...

2012-10-22 04:00:08

Leading memory software provider Ultimate Memory believes that being bilingual helps a person to improve his or her memory. This announcement comes on the heels of the latest memory research which fully supports and expands upon this theory. New York City, NY (PRWEB) October 22, 2012 Recently-published research has shown that people who are bilingual are better at processing information than individuals who are monolingual. They are better able to manage and tune out background noise than...

2012-03-29 23:33:08

New research explains how speaking more than one language may translate to better mental health. A paper published by Cell Press in the March 29th issue of the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences examines how being bilingual can offer protection from the symptoms of dementia, and also suggests that the increasing diversity in our world populations may have an unexpected positive impact on the resiliency of the adult brain. "Previous studies have established that bilingualism has a...

2011-02-22 08:00:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- There are roughly 6,500 spoken languages spoken throughout the world today.  Every person knows at least one of them, however, many people are fond of learning two or more.  It's actually recommended these days.  There are numerous benefits of being bilingual such as an improvement in linguistic and meta linguistic abilities as well as betterment of cognitive flexibility such as divergent thinking, concept formation, verbal abilities and general reasoning....