Researchers explore how bilingualism and multilingualism influence the language we dream in.
Older adults who studied to learn a new language showed similar improvements in critical cognitive skills as those who used brain training apps to stay sharp.
Contrary to popular belief, bilingual children do not have an advantage over monolingual children when it comes to attention and executive function, a new study reports.
According to researchers, bilingual people and trained musicians utilize fewer resources in their brains while completing working memory tasks. As their brains require less effort to perform tasks, researchers speculate this could protect them from the onset of cognitive decline.
Bilingual people are better able to integrate sight and sound to make sense of speech, a new study reveals. Researchers report, in addition to altering basic sensory experiences, learning a second language can impact memory, decision making and cognitive control.
A new study reports bilingual people have an advantage when it comes to brain plasticity. Researchers report being multilingual could help stave off cognitive decline associated with dementia.
According to researchers, children raised with parents who speak the same language, but with different accents, recognize words dramatically differently by 12 months of age than those whose parents speak with similar accents. Researchers say the effect of multiple accents should be taken into account when studying monolingual language acquisition.
Bilingual people show improved ability to speak in their second language after consuming alcohol, a new study reports.