We’re not the only ones excited about bilingualism these days. A recent study published in the journal “Brain and Language” has gotten a lot of people talking about how bilingual people are like brain “bodybuilders”! According to this study, people who speak two languages can process information more efficiently because they constantly exercise certain parts of their brains that monolinguals do not. The author of the study, Victoria Marian of Northwestern University, has also researched how bilingual children are better at ignoring classroom noise distractions!
Here’s the actual paper, if you want to delve deeper: