Bilingualism makes brain more fit to cut distractions


A research team led by Roberto Filippi of Anglia Ruskin University conducted a study which reconfirmed that bilingualism makes your brain more “fit” and better able to cut through distractions while accomplishing a task. The study was composed of 40 children, 20 of them were bilingual, while the rest only spoke English. The participants were asked to answer questions while being distracted by audio clips spoken in Greek and English. The study’s results demonstrated how bilingual children did significantly better than the monolinguals in concentrating on the task. According to Fillippi the acquisition of two languages in early childhood provides a beneficial effect on cognitive development and may help later on in life.

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