Researchers report the strength of certain brain connections may predict success, or failure, at learning a second language.
Study shows languages develop on their own, independent course and the rates reflect the quality of exposure to each language.
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.
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.
Researchers look at the impact of bilingualism on information processing.
A new study reports bilingual patients are twice as likely to have normal cognitive function following a stroke than a person who speaks only one language.
Proficient bilingual toddlers enjoy greater cognitive benefits that their monolingual peers, a new study reports.
A new study reports early exposure to a language influences how the brain processes sounds from a second language later in life.
When it comes to recognizing different human voices, people often have a very hard time, researchers report.
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.