Remedy for better grades and better resistance to the onset of dementia and other symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease
By YUDHIJIT BHATTACHARJEE
Published: March 17, 2012
Being bilingual makes you smarter and can have a profound effect on your brain.
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.
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