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Learning a New Language Expands the Brain

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I'm learning German, I could do with a bigger brain.

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does improving your English vocabulary do the same?

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does improving your English vocabulary do the same?

If English is your native language then the study states: No, it does not.

Researchers compared students at the language academy with a control group made up of medicine and cognitive science students at Umeå University. Researchers explained that the non-language students at the university still studied hard, but not languages.

So you can conclude that medicine and cognitive science students constantly expand their vocabulary and results are:

Results of the study show that while the brain structure of the control group remained unchanged, specific parts of the brain of language students grew.

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