Being Bilingual Changes the Architecture of Your Brain

February 15, 2016 | Wired.com

Speaking more than one language changes how your brain works, according to findings presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting. Knowing two languages forces the brain to actively choose between the two, sometimes making it difficult to remember a word in one's native language. "The native language may take a hit during second language learning. But that may be a crucial [process] in learning to regulate language," said study author Judith Kroll.

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