Round-up of April articles and news on neuroscience, brain development and cognitive health:
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- “Unlike the monolingual group, the bilingual group was able to successfully learn a new sound type and use it to predict where each character would pop up…The bilingual babies’ skill applies to more than just switching between languages. Mehler likened this apparently enhanced cognitive ability to a brain selecting “the right tool for the right operation”—also called executive function.”
- “In this basic process, the brain, ever flexible, nimbly switches from one learned response to another as situations change…Monolingual babies hone this ability later in their young lives, Mehler suggests.”
“Now, research is providing what could be crucial clues to explain how childhood poverty translates into dimmer chances of success: [Read more…] about Cognitive Health and Development: April Round-Up