Understanding the Bilingual Mind & Brain

Recent research suggests that bilingualism and multilingualism provides exceptional consequences across the lifespan that reach far beyond the benefits of having two languages available for communicative purposes. Aside from enhancing opportunities for social interaction, for economic advancement, and for increasing intercultural understanding, being bilingual or multilingual also changes the mind and the brain in ways that create resilience under conditions of stress and that counter some of the deleterious effects of poverty and disease. In this talk, we will review some of that research and will discuss the lessons that we can take away from the research on multilingualism.

Panel Discussion
Location: Date: October 15, 2016 Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm paolagiuili Giuli Dussias 116 Carolyn O’Brien 52 Mylène Ardid