Have the ability to speak two languages? Make sure you keep up your skills in both tongues, and your brain will thank you for it in later life, suggests new research.
The effort involved in not switching between languages and “staying” in the target language is more cognitively demanding than switching between languages while actively using both languages. Our study shows that the seniors developed more efficient neural organization at brain regions related to language control, which also overlap with areas involved in executive control.Bilingual Brains Perform Better in Older Age. (2020). Retrieved 7 May 2020, from https://www.technologynetworks.com/tn/news/bilingual-brains-perform-better-in-older-age-334461
Balanced Bilingualism Usage and Less Frequent Language Switching Relates to Better Conflict Monitoring and Goal Maintenance Ability: https://doi.org/10.1093/geronb/gbaa058
Bilingual Brains Perform Better in Older Age: https://www.technologynetworks.com/tn/news/bilingual-brains-perform-better-in-older-age-334461