Bilinguals experience tip-of-the-tongue moments twice as often as monolinguals. Processing two languages at the same time comes with a computational cost. Although, this kind of “multitasking” trains the brain.

Bilinguals who acquire both languages by the age of six use both hemispheres in both languages

As you reading this post in English, there’s a very good chance that you belong to that half of the population who are considered multilingual. Have you ever wondered how speaking more than one language changed your brain? We collected a few interesting facts in this infographic for your consumption.

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8 thoughts on “Bilinguals experience tip-of-the-tongue moments twice as often as monolinguals. Processing two languages at the same time comes with a computational cost. Although, this kind of “multitasking” trains the brain.”

  1. evertsen

    True. That weird moment when you can’t recall the word for something in your native language and out pops the word in a second or third language.

  2. bsquiggle1

    A friend of mine is bilingual and switches language mid sentence without even realising it’s happened – until the look on my face becomes clear

  3. azert1000

    Definitely true.
    I speak French the most. But sometimes I forgot a French word but I know the English version.

    So I say the English version to the point of sounding like a douche.

  4. 5kyl3r

    Подожди! Это не ほんと porque yo no have this problem.

  5. Getinmymouthcupcake

    Yup, i am trilingual and am learning a 4th, brain is fried. Internal monologues are often very confusing.

    Not too sure about the “better working memory” part tho. I am forgetfulAF.

  6. Friggin_Grease

    That’s why my prime minister couldn’t say box of water. He said “plastic paper cardboard box water bottle thing”

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