Latest Bilingualism Stories
Bilingual speakers process information more efficiently and more easily than those who only speak a single language, and a new study tells us that speaking more than one language is also good for the brain.
Researchers from the University of Edinburgh Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology have found that people who speak two or more languages have long-lasting benefits to their brain health.
Besides being able to navigate in two or more cultures, people who speak more than one language may delay their risk of developing dementia.
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 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 –which holds, processes and updates information over short periods of time– than monolingual children.
New research 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.
A recent study has 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.
Leading memory software provider Ultimate Memory believes that being bilingual helps a person to improve his or her memory.
New research explains how speaking more than one language may translate to better mental health.
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.
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