How A Second Language Betters Your Brain

September 30, 2014 12:27 PM

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Speaking more than one language has some advantages beyond ordering food in the local tongue -- psychologists believe that bilingualism has many other positive side effects. Now, researchers have evidence connecting bilinguals' talents to stronger so-called executive control in the brain.

Much has been made recently about growing up learning more than one language, as about one in five do. There's evidence that children who grow up speaking two languages may be more creative, that bilingualism might stave off demefntia, and that bilinguals are better at tasks that involve switching a...

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