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

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.

2012-04-30 19:57:33

A Northwestern University study that will be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) provides the first biological evidence that bilinguals' rich experience with language in essence "fine-tunes" their auditory nervous system and helps them juggle linguistic input in ways that enhance attention and working memory.

2012-04-05 05:17:56

New research shows learning to speak more than one language may translate to better mental health.

2012-04-03 20:15:30

Children who grow up learning to speak two languages are better at switching between tasks than are children who learn to speak only one language.

2012-03-29 23:33:08

New research explains how speaking more than one language may translate to better mental health.

2012-02-08 10:30:14

A new study on children who are raised bilingual examined the effects on children's development of growing up speaking two languages.

2011-10-04 11:55:54

Canadian scientists who specialize in learning, memory and language in children have found exciting evidence that pre-schoolers can improve their verbal intelligence after only 20 days of classroom instruction using interactive, music-based cognitive training cartoons.

2011-02-18 13:11:42

Once likened to a confusing tower of Babel, speaking more than one language can actually bolster brain function by serving as a mental gymnasium.

2011-02-18 12:17:22

Three leading Canadian language and speech experts will take centre stage in discussions on the latest developments in speech research at this year's annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Washington, D.C. (February 17-21).

2010-11-09 14:40:40

A Canadian science team has found more dramatic evidence that speaking two languages can help delay the onset of Alzheimer's symptoms by as much as five years.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]