Language Matters

Kathleen Stein Smith, Ph.D

Want to Be Smart? Learn a Foreign Language

“In an interconnected world, being multilingual helps you forge valuable global connections and increase your chances of making it big in the world of business. But being multilingual is good for your brain too.

In a recent study, scientists report that people who speak two languages have more gray matter in the executive control region of their brains—the area that controls higher cognitive processes like thinking, analyzing, making connections, and synthesizing information—than monolinguals. The findings of this study corroborate and bolster data from earlier investigations that suggestedbilingualism can not only improve brain functioning but also keep age-related neural disorders like Alzheimer’s disease and dementia at bay.”

Read more @ http://brainblogger.com/2015/08/05/want-to-be-smart-learn-a-foreign-language/

Languages do matter!

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