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How being a bilingual speaker changes the brain


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The benefits of being bilingual are easy to conjure up here in Los Angeles.

More than half of residents in L.A. County speak a language other than English at home. Being able to speak more languages, or even just one other language, means the ability to communicate with lots more people.

But what about the impact of being bilingual on your brain?

There are some new findings on the topic that science writer (and bilingual speaker) Lizzie Wade has been looking into.

She joined Take Two to discuss her recent piece in WIRED, "Being Bilingual Changes the Architecture of Your Brain."

To hear the full interview, click the link above.