Becoming bilingual could help you sharpen your mind, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Kentucky.
The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, examined older adults, some who were bilingual and others who spoke just one language. The results? The bilingual adults were more cognitively astute and able to shift between tasks faster and with more accuracy than those who spoke only one language. So don’t let age stop you from learning a language—carpe diem.
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About 20 percent of all Americans are bilingual. Of Americans in cities, 60 percent grew up speaking two languages, according to NPR.…Read more →