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Being Bilingual Can Transform the Human Brain

Mastering a second language can actually change the shape of your brain, according to research

More and more research indicates that learning a new language is very good for you. Yes, being able to speak the language in a foreign country is great, but the benefits go beyond that. New research from Judith F. Kroll, a cognitive scientist at Pennsylvania State University, indicates that bilingual people's brains work and process differently in fascinating ways. The ability to easily jump back and forth between two different languages may look effortless, but, as Kroll told Quartz, there is a flutter of neural activity going on inside their heads.

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