Being Bilingual Changes the Architecture of Your Brain

23/02/2017

Source:  https://www.wired.com/2016/02/being-bilingual-changes-the-architecture-of-your-brain/

Excerpt:

Judith Kroll thinks so. She’s a psychologist who studies bilingualism and its cognitive consequences at Pennsylvania State University. “A bilingual’s two languages sometimes converge, but often they compete,” she said this weekend during a presentation at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Washington, DC. When I speak Spanish, it’s not an effortless cognitive switch. My brain needs to actively choose Spanish every time I say a word or construct a sentence. Even after years and years of speaking Spanish every day, I can often feel that work happening. It’s tiring, and switching to English can be a relief.


Being bilingual alters your brain. Here’s how

21/02/2017

Source:  https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/02/how-being-bilingual-rewires-your-brain/?utm_content=bufferf1bc7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Great reading and video


The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals

15/02/2017

What do studies find?  Read here: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/opinion/sunday/the-superior-social-skills-of-bilinguals.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0


Babies remember their birth language – scientists

19/01/2017

Tell parents to use their heritage language with their babies right from birth and thereafter. Read more here:  http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38653906


Research Study: The Superior Social Skills of Bilinguals

10/01/2017

Interesting study report at https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/opinion/sunday/the-superior-social-skills-of-bilinguals.html?_r=0

Excerpt:

One study from my developmental psychology lab — conducted in collaboration with the psychologists Boaz Keysar, Zoe Liberman and Samantha Fan at the University of Chicago, and published last year in the journal Psychological Science — shows that multilingual children can be better at communication than monolingual children.


What’s Going on Inside the Brain of a Bilingual Child?

28/12/2016

source:  https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/11/30/whats-going-on-inside-the-brain-of-a-bilingual-child/

Interesting discussion


For the Past 20 Years, a Santa Ana Man Has Kept the Language of the Aztecs Alive

15/12/2016

Read more about one of the other languages besides Spanish:  http://www.ocweekly.com/news/for-the-past-20-years-a-santa-ana-man-has-kept-the-language-of-the-aztecs-alive-7710129


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