The New York Times:
Cognitive neuroscientist Ellen Bialystok has been studying how being able to speak two languages sharpens the mind. In her conversation with Claudia Dreifus, she states that kids who are bilingual have a way of thinking that helps them better distinguish important information from the less important. Are you or someone you are close to able to speak two (or more) languages fluently? Have you noticed any advantages other than being able to communicate with more people?
In the article based on their conversation “The Bilingual Advantage” Ellen Bialystok explains why bilinguals are able to sort information as they do:
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