Why Speaking A Second Language Makes You Brainier

Why speaking a second language can make you brainier: Bilinguals have better memories and problem solving abilities.

  • U.S. researchers believe bilingualism strengthens the brain’s executive functions, such as its working memory
  • And bilinguals subconsciously use and control both languages constantly
  • They conducted two experiments to explore whether fluent bilinguals actively chose which language to think and speak in

People who can switch between two languages seamlessly have a higher level of mental flexibility than monolinguals, research suggests.
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