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Benefits of bilingualism

Posted by Tom Roper on September 18, 2007

Being bilingual ‘protects brain’: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/3794479.stm
The research is actually quite old. I’m not sure why it took the BBC so long to find out about it.
Bialystok, Ellen; Craik, Fergus I. M.; Klein, Raymond; Viswanathan, Mythili
Bilingualism, Aging, and Cognitive Control: Evidence From the Simon Task
Psychology and Aging
2004, Vol. 19, No. 2, 290–303
http://content.apa.org/journals/pag/19/2/290.html (requires subscription)

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