Babies are Language Learning Machines But There Is a Snag: Timing is Everything

21/10/2017

Read more inWhy babies brains are the ‘best learning machines ever created’ at https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/07/babies-can-learn-a-second-language-in-1-hour-per-day?utm_content=bufferb8892&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Have You Ever Wondered What Happens in a Bilingual Brain?

12/10/2017

Read interesting brain info here at

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/319642.php

 


Research on the Brain and Language Learning: First language wires brain for later language-learning

23/09/2017

Remember that the development of the first language(s) had direct implications for the acquisition of additional ones.  Downloadable paper at https://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2015-12-language-wires-brain-language-learning.html#nRlv


Tell Your Math Teacher Colleagues: The bilingual brain calculates arithmetic differently depending on the language

20/09/2017

Read about a fascinating study at https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-09-bilingual-brain-arithmetic-differently-language.html. Excerpt:

The study documents for the first time, with the help of  measurements and imaging techniques, the demonstrable cognitive “extra effort” required for solving arithmetic tasks in the second language of instruction. The research results clearly show that calculatory processes are directly affected by language.


How Word Intonation Helps Listeners Make Sense of Words: Brain Research

02/09/2017

Interesting research with implications for language classrooms in Really? Really. How Our Brains Figure Out What Words Mean Based On How They’re Said at http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/08/24/545711940/pitch-neurons


Video Languages and the Brain: The Bilingual Switch

02/09/2017

Interesting:


Don’t be Afraid, Try That New Language

25/08/2017

Read more about the positive effects in Being bilingual alters your brain. Here’s how at https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/02/how-being-bilingual-rewires-your-brain/?utm_content=buffer4f1ad&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer


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