• Two languages in one head. Good for the brain, or what?

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    Two languages in one head. Good for the brain, or what?, Marek Kohn, 8pm on Wednesday 8th June.

    Does bilingualism improve brain function and protect against dementia, as researchers in a number of countries have claimed? After more than ten years of research, the answer still isn’t clear. A compelling hypothesis has sunk into a mass of inconclusive data. What does this story tell us about how science works, and what people want from it?

    Marek Kohn is a writer who lives in Brighton, studied neurobiology at Sussex University, and has explored the implications of scientific thinking for society in a series of books. This talk is based on his most recent book, Four Words for Friend: The Rewards of Using More Than One Language in a Divided World (Yale University Press).

    Join us live at the Latest Music Bar; doors open 7:30, talk starts at 8:00.
    This event will not be streamed on Zoom.