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Worldly Curio

February 13, 2020

Is the polyglot brain different? MIT researchers are trying to find out.

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Susanna Zaraysky, speaker of nine languages, seems to be able to pick up French or Portuguese almost overnight. In reality, it’s not so effortless — but is she cognitively predisposed to attaining fluency in so many languages? We follow her to an MIT lab where researchers put her through a series of tests. Produced by: Patrick Cox. Image credit: Patrick Cox.

Aired February 11, 2020

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