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How the Bilingual Brain Works

Study of English/Arabic bilinguals shows different parts of the brain are used when switching languages for speaking and listening.

Thinking Arabic

It's accepted that Arabic and English morphemes are structured differently. PhD student Meera Al Kaabi wants to figure out if the brain processes Arabic morphemes differently.

In the News

Why do bilingual speakers find switching languages so easy? Neuroscience has the answer
The brain uses a shared mechanism for combining words from a single language and for combining words from two different languages, a new study of bilingual speakers shows.
We Forum | November 10, 2021

We use neural ‘auto-correct’ for ambiguous sounds
Our brains have an “auto-correct” feature that we deploy when re-interpreting ambiguous sounds, a team of scientists has discovered. Its findings, which appear in the Journal of Neuroscience, point to new ways we use information and context to aid in speech comprehension.
Emirates News 24|7 | August 25, 2018

How difficulty is it for people to switch from Arabic to English?
The National | October 19, 2017

Research shows different parts of the are engaged when switching languages
Journal of Neuroscience | January 13, 2016

What's in a language?
Nature Middle East | June 20, 2012

Medical scanner to reveal how brain processes languages
The National | April 24, 2012