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Massive change done in hours, not months
Massive change done in hours, not months

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On May 17, 2017, one of the best singers in the music industry killed himself immediately following a concert. Chris Cornell was 52. Most people wouldn’t think that Cornell was the prime age, sex, and ethnicity to commit suicide. If you’re a business…

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Bilingualism may save brain resources as you age
New research findings show that bilingual people are great at saving brain power, that is. To do a task, the brain recruits different networks, or the highways on which different types of information flow, depending on the task to be done.

The team of Ana Inés Ansaldo, PhD, a researcher at the Centre de recherche de l’Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal and a professor at Université de Montréal, compared what are known as functional brain connections between seniors who are monolingual and seniors who are bilingual.

Her team established that years of bilingualism change how the brain carries out tasks that require concentrating on one piece of information without becoming distracted by other information. This makes the brain more efficient and economical with its resources.

To arrive at this finding, Dr. Ansaldo’s team asked two groups of seniors (one of monolinguals and one of bilinguals) to perform a task that involved focusing on visual information while ignoring spatial information. The researchers compared the networks between different brain areas as people did the task.

They found that monolinguals recruited a larger circuit with multiple connections, whereas bilinguals recruited a smaller circuit that was more appropriate for the required information. These findings were published in the Journal of Neurolinguistics.

Journal article:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0911604416300124

Source:
http://nouvelles.umontreal.ca/en/article/2017/01/09/bilingualism-may-save-brain-resources-as-you-age/

#neuroscience #bilingualism #brain #science #research 
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Is it just me, or is there a surge in articles and posts in the media about Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?  My LinkedIn newsfeed seems to have more information on EQ than ever before.  It could be that some of my LI connections are deeply involved with EQ,…

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