Study finds bilingualism makes a difference, even when it occurs later in life

Study finds bilingualism makes a difference, even when it occurs later in life
Study finds bilingualism makes a difference, even when it occurs later in life

Study finds bilingualism makes a difference, even when it occurs later in life

A recent study suggests that learning a new language -- even if you do it when you’re older -- can boost brain power. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh looked at a group of people tested when they were 11, and then again six decades later, in their 70s. The researchers found that knowing at least two languages improved verbal fluency, reading and general intelligence. Dr. Thomas Bak, from the University’s Centre for Cognitive Aging and Cognitive Epidemiology, and one of the authors of the study, explains the findings. (photo: wikimedia commons)