At some point, we’ve all thought how handy it would be to know another language, either to make travel easier or to better communicate with people at home. Now, you can add keeping your brain young to the list of good reasons for learning another language.
A study from the University of Edinburgh shows that learning a new language can actually help your brain keep its youthful figure, supporting claims from an earlier study suggesting that learning a second language can help delay dementia.
Unlike the dementia study, however, this latest research sought to discover if learning a second language could help to improve cognitive function, or if people who already had high cognitive function were the ones more likely to become bilingual, the BBC reports.
Based on the results of the test, the language learners – both those who learned languages before the age of 18 and after – showed improved cognitive function from their baseline test after having learned another language.Read More »from Learning a second language keeps your brain young, study finds