Washington university researchers found out who finds it easier to study foreign languages and why.
19 people ranging from 18 to 31 years old were selected for the study. French was picked as the target language, since none of the subjects had any knowledge of it. At the first stage all subjects were tested for bioelectric brain activity via non-invasive means. This way the researchers established the differences in subjects’ brain activity levels.
In the course of the next stage the volunteers were to study French for 56 days following the same program. The scientist found a direct link between a high brain activity level and the aptitude for foreign languages.
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