(NBC News ) John Secor, 57, has been bilingual since he was a small boy in Canada. New research finds that the brains of people who are bilingual work more efficiently.
Being Bilingual can Keep Your Brain Young, Sharp
JANUARY 09, 2013Brian Alexander , NBC News Contributor
Neuroscientists have been accumulating strong evidence that knowing, and constantly using, a second language starting in childhood can significantly delay a decline in brain power. University of Kentucky in Lexington researchers wanted to know why some people’s brains seem protected. The benefit appears to accrue chiefly in the process of cognitive control.