Being Bilingual May Be The Secret To Delaying Brain Aging
University of Edinburgh researchers found native English speakers who knew multiple languages scored higher on intelligence tests than their peers.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | June 2, 2014
In case you needed another reason to finally buckle down and learn a new language, new research suggests bilingual brains actually age slower.
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh studied the brains of 835 native English speakers who were given intelligence tests in 1947 at age 11 and again when they were in their 70s between 2008 and 2010. (Via History Channel)
The study helps answer the question of whether learning a new language improves your thinking skills or whether individuals with better thinking skills are just more likely to become bilingual. The researchers say their findings prove the former. (Via YouTube / Edutopia)