Learning New Languages

Learning a new language becomes more difficult as we age, but this study also suggests that people who use expressive hand gestures while talking may learn other languages better.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. After age 7 our ability to learn a new language decreases. 00:44

  2. Engaging several parts of your brain at once during memorization increases your ability to recall that information. 02:29

  3. Those who have learned more than one language fluently have more advance memory, mental flexibility, and cognitive creativity. 03:23

Written by Curiosity Staff May 1, 2015

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