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Study Shows Cognitive Benefit of Lifelong Bilingualism
January 9, 2013
Seniors who have spoken two languages since childhood are faster than single-language speakers at switching from one task to another, according to a study published in the Jan. 9 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. Compared to their monolingual peers, lifelong bilinguals also show different patterns of brain activity when making the switch, the study found.
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