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A bilingual brain solves problems faster

KGUN 9 – Phil Pruitt and Chance Seales

A leading neuropsychologist says it’s like a muscle – using it makes it bigger and more flexible. There’s a sort of competition that goes on in the brains of people who speak multiple languages. Since it’s possible to use either language at any moment, their brains have developed ways to regulate which language is spoken. The brain’s executive functions , a regulatory system that includes inhibition, allow a person to focus, and “pause” the language not being used. (more)

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