People who speak two languages have more efficient brains, study says

November 13, 2014 9:17 PM

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People who speak two languages have more efficient brains, study says

Bilingual people require less brain power to complete tasks compared to people who speak only one language, suggests new research published in the journal Brain and Language.

Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans, researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Houston studied the brain activity of 18 monolingual English speakers and 17 bilingual Spanish and English speakers who scored similarly in working memory tests at the onset of the...

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