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But if you speak Mandarin, your brain might be wired differently

March 1, 2015
February 24 2015, 6.10pm EST

If you speak Mandarin, your brain is different

From left to right. Mandarin employs a different part of the brain. Chinese man via XiXinXing/Shutterstock

We speak so effortlessly that most of us never think about it. But psychologists and neuroscientists are captivated by the human capacity to communicate with language. By the time a child can tie his or her shoes, enough words and rules have been mastered to allow the expression of an unlimited number of utterances. The uniqueness of this behaviour to the human species indicates its centrality to human psychology.

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