The Bilingual Brain

Educating Educators

Part One of an interview with Francois Grosjean about the structure of a bilingual brain vs a monolingual brain:

Part Two of the interview with Francois Grosjean 

“Generally speaking, for all cognitive experiences–learning and using a language being one of them–the more often you perform the task, the more you will see brain changes; and the longer you work on it, the stronger will be the effects. Indeed, there has been work showing that if one stops learning a language or performing a cognitive task, the gained brain changes, such as increases in gray matter volume, will return to pre-learning or pre-training levels. So, “use it or lose it” and “no pain no gain” are all true when it comes to the positive effects of neuroplasticity.” (Grosjean)

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