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How the Brain Benefits From Being Bilingual


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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

    Is Gove bilingual?

     

    Never mind how well spoken you might be now, you will never again be as adept with languages as the day you were born. Indeed, the youngest person in any room is almost always the best linguist there too. There are 6,800 languages in the world, and since you can’t know where you’ll be born, you have to pop from the womb to be able to speak any one of them. That talent fades fast — as early as nine months after birth, some of our language synapses start getting pruned away. But well into your grammar-school years, your ability to learn a second — or third or fourth — language is still remarkable.


     

     

     

    http://science.time.com/2013/07/18/how-the-brain-benefits-from-being-bilingual/#ixzz2a02lGDlV

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  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

    I understand English "quite" well, but also have dabbled in Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, Russian and the school driven French.

     

     

    Also have even less German and Spanish to chuck in the mix.

     

     

    Not sure if any of that did me any good though...

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  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

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    I understand English "quite" well, but also have dabbled in Japanese, Chinese, Turkish, Russian and the school driven French.  Also have even less German and Spanish to chuck in the mix.  Not sure if any of that did me any good though...

    Bet you don't know what a number 34 with egg fried rice is? Won't push you to the puddings bit :)
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