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Cognitive Benefits

of Bilingualism
Muskaan Chaturvedi
Early Language Acquisition

In utero
Recognize voices
More likely to respond
to familiarity
3 Influences

Social interaction
Socioeconomic
status
Age of acquisition
Bilingualism

Larger overall vocabularies


Code switching
Coactivation of languages
Inhibitory control
Stroop Test
Physiological Differences

Bilinguals have
higher gray
matter volume
in the left
inferior parietal
cortex than
monolinguals
Cognitive Decline

Report initial symptoms


of Alzheimers at 5.1
years later than the
monolingual average
Diagnosed 4.3 years
later than the
monolingual patients