Why Multilingual People Have Healthier, More Engaged Brains

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Reposted from 29 Aug 2016.

Prior to the 1960s, scientists thought children who spoke more than one language had a handicap for learning because they had to spend too much time distinguishing between languages.

With more modern brain imaging technology, researchers can now see how multilingualism actually strengthens the brain. People who speak more than one language have a higher density of gray matter that…

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