language learning

Speaking Different Languages, Multilinguals Experience a Sort of Personality Switch

By | July 13th, 2016|Categories: Languages, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Science reveals the surprising effect speaking different languages has on one's personality. Being multilingual is something many of us have dreamed of achieving, but only a few manage to actually succeed. Being able to adapt to different languages and pick up the words and grammar of other cultures is something that is fascinating to those [...]

How Just Trying To Speak Another Language Improves Mental Agility and Social Skills

By | June 18th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Languages, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

When you try to speak another language as an adult, it's a truly challenging and beneficial task for your brain, research shows. Have your travels taken you to a foreign country where you were unable to communicate with others because you didn’t know their language? Yet even the thought of quickly learning conversational phrases seemed [...]

8 Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter

By | November 22nd, 2015|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Survival of the fittest calls for growing, developing, learning, and adapting at a faster rate than like-species in your surroundings. Even if you’re not interested in competing with others, being able to “make a living” requires some tact and intellect that may be superior in some way or the other compared to others. This is [...]

5 Reasons Why Hobbies Improve Our Lives, and Some You Should Try

By | July 10th, 2015|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Think back to the time when you were young and you found yourself utterly lost in an activity. Perhaps you were drawing or coloring, immersed in an imaginary world with your toys, or lying on the floor putting together puzzle pieces, completely unaware of outside cares or distractions. Now remember how little stress you felt. [...]

Science Reveals How Music Can Benefit Your Brain

By | April 28th, 2015|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Psychology & Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

We all love music. Sometimes all it takes is one song to completely alter our mood and prepare us for the day ahead. But how does it actually do that? What happens when our brains hear the music? Recent scientific studies reveal how music can benefit your brain and what exactly happens in different brain [...]

Bilingual People’s Brains Work in a Different, More Effective Way

By | January 12th, 2015|Categories: Education, Human Brain, Languages, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Remember when schools used to mandate learning a second language? Sometimes they would go as far as bringing in the native speaking teachers to help with the process? Well, now we are starting to understand why learning a second language is so vital. Not only does it help increase the grey matter in our brain, [...]

Learning New Words Stimulates the Same Brain Areas as Chocolate, Sex and Drugs

By | November 3rd, 2014|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

If you like having sex, eating chocolate or taking drugs (or all of the above), you are going to love learning new words. :mrgreen: No, seriously, learning is just as stimulating and exciting as either of these “fun-filled” activities. Not saying that drug use is good or anything, it’s just that the high of reaching [...]

4 Ways to Utilize Technology in Informal Education

By | December 8th, 2013|Categories: Education, Education & Technology|Tags: , , , , |

Before academic institutions were established, informal education already existed. It takes on different forms and now, more than ever, proves to be a good way for any individual to learn. But first, we must define this concept. Informal education basically covers every aspect of learning that doesn't take place in a normal school setting. Homeschooling, [...]

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