“Why Bilinguals Are Smarter”

Why Bilinguals Are Smarter

Harriet Russell

SPEAKING two languages rather than just one has obvious practical benefits in an increasingly globalized world. But in recent years, scientists have begun to show that the advantages of bilingualism are even more fundamental than being able to converse with a wider range of people. Being bilingual, it turns out, makes you smarter. It can have a profound effect on your brain, improving cognitive skills not related to language and even shielding against dementia in old age.

For the rest of the article, go to: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/18/opinion/sunday/the-benefits-of-bilingualism.html


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