Bilingual Toddlers Better at Solving Certain Problems

February 11, 2016 | Reuters

Researchers tested 39 bilingual children and 43 monolingual children and found that bilingual children performed better in a problem-solving task involving blocks that required them to adapt to a change in the rules. The findings in the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology indicate the selective attention practiced by bilingual people aids in their ability to "avoid being distracted by other stimuli or well known rules" and may help focus on goals during adulthood, senior author Diane Poulin-Dubois said.

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