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Neuroscience and the Bilingual Brain

Neuroscience and the Bilingual Brain | Language | Scoop.it
Blogger Judy Willis shares neuroscientific research suggesting that children growing up bilingual develop better focus and judgment.

 

Better Memory and Attention


The implications of the bilingual research also relate to the influence of the higher brain's executive functions on working (short-term) memory strength down in the hippocampus. The hippocampus is the relay station where new information is first encoded into memory before moving up to the prefrontal cortex for further processing into long-term memory.

 

In the mature brain, the amount of information that can be "held" in mind for active processing in working memory is limited to somewhere between five and nine chunks of data.


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The Benefits of Bilingualism

The Benefits of Bilingualism | Language | Scoop.it
Being bilingual makes you smarter and can have a profound effect on your brain.

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