Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Bilingual Babies Have More Flexible Brains | IFLScience

Bilingual Babies Have More Flexible Brains | IFLScience: "As such, the researchers conclude that the need to distinguish between two languages presents a cognitive challenge to bilingual babies that requires them to engage these brain areas, thereby strengthening their executive function capacities. According to study co-author Naja Ferjan Ramírez, this finding “suggests that bilingualism shapes not only language development, but also cognitive development more generally.”

In other words, babies who are exposed to multiple languages are likely to get a head start at strengthening the connections in the parts of the brain that are necessary for flexible thought and problem solving. ¡Qué bien!"

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