Second languages and the brain: Multilingual people see clear cognitive benefits.

Your Brain Wants You to Learn a Second Language (Video)

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June 12 2014 1:05 PM

Your Brain Wants You to Be Multilingual

Intelligence tests beginning in 1947 suggest the benefits of learning a second or third language.

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A new study in Annals of Neurology suggests an additional language may have brain benefits comparable to physical fitness and not smoking.

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