"Speaking a second language can change everything from problem-solving skills to personality – almost as if you are two people" - says Catherine de Lange in the May 2012 issue of New Scientist Magazine
"WHEN I was just a newborn baby, my mother gazed down at me in her hospital bed and did something that was to permanently change the way my brain developed. Something that would make me better at learning, multitasking and solving problems. Eventually, it might even protect my brain against the ravages of old age. Her trick? She started speaking to me in French."