How Learning Languages Affects Our Brain [Infographic]

by Howard Gerber on November 5, 2015

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Have you ever tried to learn a new language? If you’ve had your fair share of travel adventures, chances are, you have! We’re bringing you a fun new infographic that explains the effects that learning languages has on our brains:

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Mary 12.01.15 at 11:35 am

There is a typo: “A 2012 Swedish MRI study show…”

Donna 03.11.16 at 1:11 am

This design is very difficult to read. The colours are visually jarring/disjointed, and the font sinks into the background colour.

Rebecca Anna 06.30.17 at 8:45 pm

I am trying to find the McGill University study that you report as saying learning two languages from birth has no effect on the brain. I have not been able to find it and would like to see this source. I have been able to find McGill University studies that seem to say the opposite, however. Please relay this source if you would not mind. Thank you.

JKNoskcaj 07.26.17 at 9:58 pm

I agree with Rebecca Anna

Howard Gerber 11.12.18 at 3:27 pm

Hi Rebecca – here’s the study: It’s stating that learning a second language after infancy does have an effect on brain development, but not when they’re spoken/taught from birth. Hope this helps!


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