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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:52 pm

Learning a second language slows the speed at which brains age, a study has found, even if it learned in adulthood.


Researchers from the University of Edinburgh found people who spoke two or more languages had significantly better cognitive skills later in life compared with what would be predicted from their IQ results in childhood.
The team, led by Dr Thomas Bak, from the Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh, looked at data taken from intelligence tests on 262 English people at 11-years-old who could all speak at least two languages.
The tests were then repeated when they were in their seventies.
From that group, 195 learned a second language before turning 18 and 65 had acquired a second language after that age.
Researchers found that reading, verbal fluency and intelligence were better than what was expected from their test in childhood, particularly with reading and intelligence.
This was the case even if the second language was acquired in adulthood.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/speaking-two-languages-slows-brain-ageing-9479423.html

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:57 pm

I believe it, studying Spanish has made my mind feel more agile than it did before. You also start to see the commonalities between different languages, which itself is pretty fascinating.

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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:35 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:I believe it, studying Spanish has made my mind feel more agile than it did before. You also start to see the commonalities between different languages, which itself is pretty fascinating.



Agreed and how people should be more multilingual, something I myself must strive to do more so myself

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Post by Ben Reilly on Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:38 pm

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Ben_Reilly wrote:I believe it, studying Spanish has made my mind feel more agile than it did before. You also start to see the commonalities between different languages, which itself is pretty fascinating.



Agreed and how people should be more multilingual, something I myself must strive to do more so myself

www.duolingo.com

Free language lessons that are said to teach language at least as well as American universities!

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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:40 pm

Ben_Reilly wrote:
Didge wrote:



Agreed and how people should be more multilingual, something I myself must strive to do more so myself

www.duolingo.com

Free language lessons that are said to teach language at least as well as American universities!


Thanks... ::D::

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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 03, 2014 7:55 pm

But why?

Everybody speaks England, innit!

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Post by Guest on Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:24 pm

so between french, german, a bit of dutch, a bit of greek and and spanish
not to mention the artificial languages of "quenya" and sindarin"

i recon that must mean my brain is working on overtime.... ://?roflmao?/: 

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Post by Ben Reilly on Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:48 am

BigAndy9 wrote:But why?

Everybody speaks England, innit!

I'd think this would be right up your alley, BA.

Here's a product that will help you if half your posts are true:

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Post by Fred Moletrousers on Wed Jun 04, 2014 6:05 pm

Lone Wolf wrote:
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Agreed and how people should be more multilingual, something I myself must strive to do more so myself

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I wonder IF gibberish and looney toon comments can be counted as stand-alone languages in their own right ???

IF so, then those members of the Righteous Whingers and Religious Nutters faction on this forum could already be considered to be 'multilingual' in their own right..

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Post by groomsy on Fri Jun 06, 2014 6:08 am

i know a couple italian words
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Post by harrymuffin on Fri Jun 06, 2014 10:39 am

Crossword puzzles are good for the brain.

Any type of puzzle--game that gets your brain working, will slow the aging process.

Spanish and Italian are fairly easy languages to master.


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Post by nicko on Fri Jun 06, 2014 12:31 pm

What language do you speak lurker,?cause I have difficulty in understanding it.
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Post by Ben Reilly on Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:23 pm

nicko wrote:What language do you speak lurker,?cause I have difficulty in understanding it.

Lurker hasn't even posted in this thread.

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Post by FluffyBunny on Fri Jun 06, 2014 7:51 pm

I have alot of respect for people who can speak many languages,I haven't got the patience.

I can't even speak much Welsh.

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