If you want to change your life perception, learn another language

“Bilingualism makes you aware that there are different perspectives out there and it makes you more flexible in adopting those perspectives”, says Athanasopoulos, a researcher of Lancaster University in UK. According to his study, different languages can provide us another vision about a specific topic. By asking the same question to two different language speakers, he noted in the answer a slightly different perception of the same theme between the two languages.

 

This study threaten the 60’s Noam Chomsky theory, famous for stating that a language doesn’t influence our way of thinking. In accordance with this new linguistic understanding, we may say that we are capable of seeing the world in new ways, as a second language literally gives the brain more neural connections to work with.

 

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