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The Nuance

Why Learning a Foreign Language Is the Ultimate Brain Workout

It can also enrich your view of the world

Illustration: Kieran Blakey

For a groundbreaking 2010 study, a team of Canadian researchers explored the associations between bilingualism and Alzheimer’s disease.

At that time, it was known that socially and physically active older adults tended to…

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Markham Heid

Markham Heid

I write about health, science, and psychology. My work has appeared in Time magazine, the New York Times, Vice, and elsewhere. I live in Germany.

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