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Increasing your brainpower

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by UKDarkstar, Nov 26, 2008.

  1. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    Learn another language !

    Learning a second language "boosts" brain-power, scientists believe.
    Researchers from University College London studied the brains of 105 people - 80 of whom were bilingual.

    They found learning other languages altered grey matter - the area of the brain which processes information - in the same way exercise builds muscles.

    People who learned a second language at a younger age were also more likely to have more advanced grey matter than those who learned later, the team said.

    Read the full report here
     
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    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    C, C++ ok ?

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  3. flounder10

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    ha ha, nice one :)

    I may take up my liking to learn Russian then :)
     
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    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    After going to Italy for 2 weeks i'd definately choose Italian if i had to learn a language. The women over there are fiiiine even the ugly ones have nice bodies :)

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  5. Fergal1982

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    were the ugly ones 5 pint maybes?

    Once I get a grasp of Chinese I may (eventually) consider learning russian too. I've never been really capable of learning languages (VB doesnt count)
     
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    grim Gigabyte Poster

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    i'm gonna stop there before this thread starts nose diving.....but yeah

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