Why being bilingual is "really good" for you

09/17/2013 | PsychCentral.com

Bilingual speakers tend to switch effortlessly between languages, which builds mental flexibility, according to a recent study by Pennsylvania State University researchers. "Not only is bilingualism not bad for you, it may be really good," said Judith F. Kroll, professor of psychology, linguistics and women's studies. "When you're switching languages all the time it strengthens your mental muscle and your executive function becomes enhanced," she said.

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