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Study: Bilingual Brains Age More Slowly

Date 06.09.2014

Learning a second language, even in adulthood, may slow the aging process of the human brain, improve problem solving and boost performance on intelligence tests, according to a recent study about bilingualism’s effect on cognitive aging. Researchers studied data for more than 800 native English speakers who were given an intelligence test at age 11 in 1947 and again between 2008 and 2010, when participants were in their 70s. Bilingual speakers showed higher scores on intelligence tests, researchers found.

For more information read the article in Science World Report.