Bilingual brains more focused, reveals NYU Abu Dhabi research

ABU DHABI: Good news for linguists, especially bilinguals who speak in English and Arabic. They are smarter than their counterparts, the monolinguals.In a “smart” world, this finding by a couple of researchers from New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) gives the required moral boost to try English if one is Arabic speaking and vise versa.This is because, as the researchers claim, different parts of the brain are used for switching between languages in speaking and listening – for example, English and Arabic.The finding, the result of a linguistic research done at NYUAD, “is a novel finding because no one has done this kind of comparison before,” they said in the UAE capital.The researchers, Esti Blanco-Elorrieta, a PhD candidate in psychology at NYUAD and lead author of the study, and Associate…


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