Psychology & Psychiatry

Foreign languages slow down brain aging

Medical advances are causing a gradual increase in average life expectancy. However, this comes at a price, as the number of cases of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases grows with age. Researchers from HSE University ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Can an accent influence moral decision-making?

When people are presented with a moral dilemma in their native language but the words are spoken with a foreign accent, it appears that they make more rational decisions. This was revealed in research that Susanne Brouwer ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Struggling to learn a new language? Blame it on your stable brain

A study in patients with epilepsy is helping researchers understand how the brain manages the task of learning a new language while retaining our mother tongue. The study, by neuroscientists at UC San Francisco, sheds light ...

Neuroscience

Infants' language skills more advanced than first words suggest

Babies can recognize combinations of words even before they have uttered their first word, a study suggests, challenging ideas of how children learn language. Assessments in 11-12 month-olds show that infants at the cusp ...

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