Bilingual people are smarter, and it doesn’t matter when you learn a new language according to this recent study.
To quote the article,
“Findings showed that those who spoke more than one language tested better on intelligence tests, regardless of when the second language was picked up.”
Now that should be motivation to get cracking on your language study.
Here’s an extract from the article:
“Our study is the first to examine whether learning a second language impacts cognitive performance later in life while controlling for childhood intelligence,” said lead study author Dr. Thomas Bak from the Centre for Cognitive Aging and Cognitive Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh.