Language learning makes the brain grow

Oct 8, 2012 Full story: Science Daily

By measuring their brains before and after the language training, a group of researchers has had an almost unique opportunity to observe what happens to the brain when we learn a new language in a short period of time.

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#1 Oct 9, 2012
? In what term does it grow? Size or weight, or simpley complexness?

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#2 Nov 18, 2012
svar wrote:
? In what term does it grow? Size or weight, or simpley complexness?
Sounds like an actual size increase I think.

Also from the story: "Previous research from other groups has indicated that Alzheimer's disease has a later onset in bilingual or multilingual groups". While I'm currently working on leaning Swedish (Svenska), I'm learning at a very slow rate (Starting in 1973 but only had two Swedish words in a newspaper story about a Swedish Exchange student coming to town, and for everyone to say "God morgon" to her. I hope to visit Sweden again some day and the delay of Alzheimer's disease is a nice side effect.

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