Bilingual Speakers Develop Mental Flexibility.

May 25

“In the past, bilinguals were looked down upon,” said Judith F. Kroll, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Linguistics and Women’s Studies.

“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.”

Fluent bilinguals seem to have both languages active at all times, whether both languages are consciously being used or not.

Read the whole article from PsychToday here.