Worldly CurioFebruary 13, 2020
Is the polyglot brain different? MIT researchers are trying to find out.
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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