Study: Being Bilingual Develops a Level of Mental Flexibility


Being bilingual may be good for you.
People who are bilingual have likely developed a higher level of mental flexibility than people who speak just one language, according to researchers at PennStateUniversity.
“In the past, bilinguals were looked down upon,” Professor of Psychology, Linguistics and Women’s Studies Judith F. Kroll said in a press statement on Tuesday. “Not only is bilingualism not bad for you, it may be really good. When you’re switching languages all the time it strengthens your mental muscle and your executive function becomes enhanced.”
The study was published the results in Frontiers in Psychology.
The study is part of increasing evidence that being bilingual hindered development.
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