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Bilingual brains have better attention and focus, study finds

Science Alert – DAVID NIELD

“Scientists have found another incentive for you to make the most of your foreign language class – a new study suggests that knowing more than one language can help boost our powers of attention and focus. Researchers in the UK found that bilinguals are better able to zero in on the task at hand than those who only know one language, and it sheds light on a long-standing debate over how language learning affects the brain. While the link between bilingualism and attention has been demonstrated before, it’s been unclear if learning an extra language can actually improve the brain’s ability to focus, rather than just helping it to block out distractions.”(more)

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