28 Dec 10 (scientific) Reasons to learn a New Language
In addition to providing cultural, professional and educational benefits, learning a new language has many proven neuropsychological advantages, we list the most famous:
1) It makes the brain grow
By learning a new language the centers of the brain grow, and structural changes in the brain regions have been confirmed.
2) It fights Alzheimer’s
According to 5 years of research, a delay in dementia and degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s has been confirmed in the subjects analyzed.
3) Learning a new language improves hearing
The brain has to work harder to distinguish different types of sounds coming from the ears.
4) Increases cognitive sensitivity
Learning new languages also enhances the understanding of unknown languages never heard before.
5) Enhances memory
Children who grew up in a bilingual environment have demonstrated greater mnemonic, calculating and reading skills than the average.
6) Learing a new language improves multitasking
Bilingual people show less stress in switching between tasks and adapting to all kinds of unexpected events.
7) Increases attention
A strong propensity for attention is scientifically proven, filing moments of distraction in everyday things.
8) Doubles the brain ability
People who master two or more languages must monitor which terms to use and how. This continuous attention inevitably brings mental benefits.
9) Learning a new language change the world view
Learning new terms helps the brain to perceive things connected to them in a different and more multifaceted way.
10) Improve your native language
Studying a new language draws attention to the rules, norms and structure of your native language.
And if you want to deepen your studies, here is the list of the various researches!