[Edling] Learning a second language from late childhood still boosts brainpower: study

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Fri Jan 16 17:05:46 UTC 2015


Sydney Morning Herald



Learning a second language from late childhood still boosts brainpower: study



Plenty of research has shown that learning a second language can boost brainpower, but a new study suggests that the effects extend to those who begin in middle childhood.



The study shows that people who began learning English around age 10 and were immersed in the language showed improvements in the structure of the brain's white matter.



Full story:
http://www.smh.com.au/world/learning-a-second-language-from-late-childhood-still-boosts-brainpower-study-20150112-12mxgr.html
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