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Fremdes Erbgut im weiblichen Gehirn - NZZ.ch, 31.10.2012

Fremdes Erbgut im weiblichen Gehirn - NZZ.ch, 31.10.2012 | The power of words | Scoop.it
Menschen sind Chimäre (Fremdes Erbgut im weiblichen Gehirn http://t.co/KHc6Jxsi...)...

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Benefits of Learning a Language

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Language is the key to communication. It would be hard to understand one another if language didn’t exist.

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Interpreter Training: Is This a Game-Changer?

Interpreter Training: Is This a Game-Changer? | The power of words | Scoop.it
Even in this world of constant connection and information overload, every once in a while there is a story that stands out from the rest. Being a trainer of conference interpreters, it’s clear that...

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Language learning makes the brain grow, Swedish study suggests

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At the Swedish Armed Forces Interpreter Academy, young recruits learn a new language at a very fast pace.

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Neuroprotective lifestyles and the aging brain

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Increased participation in leisure & physical activities may be cognitively protective. Whether activity might protect the integrity of the brain's white matter, or reduce atrophy & white matter lesion (WML) load, was examined in 691adults.

WMLs  are areas of demyelinated cells found in the white matter of the brain. Minor cases that are commonly found in people over 65 years old, are thought to be the result of normal aging. It's not clear how or if white matter lesions directly cause brain dysfunction, they can be used as biomarkers for underlying pathology. There is a proven connection between WMLs and a decrease in brain volume, loss of memory and vision, and a decrease in cognitive ability. 

In this large, narrow-age sample of adults in their 70s, physical activity was associated with less atrophy and WML. Its role as a potential neuroprotective factor is supported; however, the direction of causation is unclear from this observational study.

 

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Transcreation: When Translation isn’t Enough

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Whats Transcreation?The term ‘transcreation’, a combination of translation and re-creation, isn’t yet a mainstream term but its significance is (#Transcreation: when you need more creative juice in your translation http://t.co/6oh12YcJ...

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Most European Languages Doomed to Digital Extinction

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Most European Languages Doomed to Digital Extinction http://t.co/EeS9cQLK by @translationguy #language...

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