How do foreign languages ​​affect the brain?

What do you know about learning foreign languages and their effects on the human brain? Do you know that in fact this type of activity is one of the most resource-intensive for our mind?

Indirectly, we already touched on this topic when we were telling 15 interesting facts about the brain. Now we offer you some data on how the study of any foreign language affects our brain.

We hope that this will serve you as a specific motivation for self-development.

Foreign languages ​​and dementia

In many highly developed countries, elderly people often begin to attend foreign language courses. And they are not driven at all by the desire to simply master a new language of communication.

The fact is that scientists have long ago found out: the study of any foreign language has an extremely positive effect on the brain and reduces the probability of Alzheimer's disease (senile dementia) to almost nothing.

In order not to spend the last years of life in senile marasmus, people are engaged in themselves, trying to learn a new language.

Brain activity in simultaneous translation

And one more interesting fact. Researchers have noticed unusual brain behavior at the time of simultaneous translation. That is, a translator who is in the midst of his work activates not one or several parts of the cerebral cortex, but practically the entire brain.

This is displayed on the screen with almost a continuous red spot, which indicates a tremendous mental stress.

Do not these facts indicate that the study of foreign languages ​​is not only a profitable thing, but also incredibly useful! Think about it.

Watch the video: List Show - 3 Benefits To Learning A New Language (February 2020).