THE BENEFITS OF THE MULTILINGUAL BRAIN

---> Longer mental health: learning a second language contributes to develop a healthier brain having less probability of Alzheimer’s.

 

---> Protection after brain injury: …cognitive recovery was twice as likely for bilinguals as for monolinguals.

 

---> Denser gray matter: bilingual adults have thicker brain tissue packed with information-processing nerve cells and fibers.

 

---> Easier focusing on tasks and easier switching between tasks: bilingualism affects the development and efficiency of the brain's multifactorial 'executive control system’.

 

---> Heightened creativity: learning a new language greatly benefits those pursuing creative careers or hobbies.

---> Conflict management: Bilingual people often perform better on tasks that require personal interaction.