Brain Waves Predict Speed of Second Language Learning

May 15, 2016 | Medical News Today

Researchers studying the human brain and language say they have developed a test that can assess how fast a person can learn a second language. By measuring the patterns of a person's resting-state brain activity for five minutes, "we've found that a characteristic of a person's brain at rest predicted 60% of the variability in their ability to learn a second language in adulthood," said lead study author Chantel Prat.

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