The Benefits of a Bilingual Brain

Learning several languages, even adding one as an adult, makes for a healthier brain by delaying degenerative diseases and by strengthening the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Children have the easiest time learning languages because they actively use both hemispheres of the brain in the process while adults use the left, analytical and logical hemisphere.

Take a look at this great 5-minute Ted Talk: The benefits of a bilingual brain – Mia Nacamulli

It’s obvious that knowing more than one language can make certain things easier — like traveling or watching movies without subtitles. But are there other advantages to having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain? Mia Nacamulli details…
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