Learning a new language at any age helps the brain

"This is a nice study that adds to the body of literature trying to figure out exactly the conditions under which bilingualism improves cognitive function,” said Ellen Bialystok, a professor and bilingualism expert at York University in Toronto. Bialystok added that “much is left to be done” in understanding the specific benefits of bilingualism across ages and populations, reported Live Science June 2. Read full story.