Tag Archives: cognitive abilities

Two York professors receive President's Research Awards

Two York researchers have been honoured with 2015 President’s Research Awards.  Professor Sergey Krylov, Faculty of Science, has been selected as the recipient of the President’s Research Excellence Award and Professor Shayna Rosenbaum, Faculty of Health, has received the President’s Emerging Research Leadership Award. “The President’s Research Awards are an important way to acknowledge the […]

Cognitive advantages of second language immersion education

The linguistic and educational success of second language immersion education is now well established. What has been less clear until recently was whether children who attend immersion programs show the same kind of advantages in cognitive skills, such as metalinguistic awareness and executive control, as do children who are early bilinguals. . . . In […]

Immersion goes beyond French

Research, including from Ellen Bialystok of the Department of Psychology at York University in Toronto, indicates learning more than one language at a young age can help develop skills for understanding different cultures, help in completing linguistic and non-linguistic tasks more efficiently, stimulate mental activity and enhance cognitive abilities, reported The Globe and Mail Sept. […]