Psychology & Psychiatry

Does being bilingual make children more focused? Study says no

Bilingual children do not have more advantages than monolingual children when it comes to executive function, which includes remembering instructions, controlling responses, and shifting swiftly between tasks, according to ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Speaking dialects trains the brain in the same way as bilingualism

There has been a lot of research to back up the idea that people who use two or more languages everyday experience significant advantages. The brain training involved in having to use a different language depending on the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

What clinicians need to know about bilingual development in children

Bilingual children pose unique challenges for clinicians, and, until recently, there was little research on young bilinguals to guide clinical practice. In the past decade, however, research on bilingual development has burgeoned, ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Bilingualism delays Alzheimer manifestation by more than four years

A new study at Ghent University has established that the symptoms of Alzheimer disease (AD) manifest themselves about four to five years later in bilinguals as opposed to monolinguals. In bilinguals, the disease onset was ...

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