Oh hai, we’re Montreal, one of the most multilingual cities in the western world… 44% of us speak three or more languages fluently and 57% of us speak both official languages of Canada. According to the BBC and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, we’re probably just a little bit more brainy than you, mmmkay?
US researchers from Northwestern University say bilingualism is a form of brain training - a mental “work out” that fine-tunes the mind.
Speaking two languages profoundly affects the brain and changes how the nervous system responds to sound, lab tests revealed
Being bilingual ‘boosts brain power’, BBC, May 1, 2012.
Check out Fuck Yeah Quebec’s article on how bilingualism works in every day life here.