[lg policy] Fwd: [Edling] Learning a second language in adulthood can slow brain ageing

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Jun 2 15:11:16 UTC 2014


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 The Telegraph



Learning a second language in adulthood can slow brain ageing


Learning a second language can slow the brain's ageing, even if it is
learnt in adulthood, according to new research.


Previous studies have showed that being bilingual could delay the onset of
dementia by several years.


The latest research sought to answer the question of whether people improve
their brain function through learning new languages or whether those with
better brain functions are more likely to become bilingual.



Full story:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10869619/Learning-a-second-language-in-adulthood-can-slow-brain-ageing.html

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