Sunday, June 11, 2006

How bilingual brains work

Here is an article about a study elucidating how the brains of the multilingual switch between languages:

When [bilingual] volunteers read two words with the same meaning but in different languages, or two words in the same language with unrelated meanings, the left caudate region in their brains became more active than when they read two words from the same language with a similar theme. This held true across both language groups.

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