WE STILL DO NOT KNOW THE LIMITS OF THE HUMAN MIND
Adventures of a Teenage Polyglot
Timothy Doner, at the age of 16, has mastered over 20 languages of different roots. Doner can read, write and fluently speak Russian, Italian, Persian, Swahili, Indonesian, Hindi, Ojibwe, Pashto, Turkish, Hausa, Kurdish, Yiddish, Dutch, Croatian and German. What’s more surprising is that ...
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WE ARE SOCIAL ANIMALS. ONLY THE STRONGEST CAN LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT.
People of working age who live alone increase their risk of depression by up to 80% compared with people living in families, says a Finnish study.
It says the main factors are ...
ONE 19th CENTURY ITALIAN CARDINAL, GIUSEPPE MEZZOFANTI, WAS REPUTED TO SPEAK 72 LANGUAGES. HE'S NOT ALONE
ARE SOME BRAINS BETTER AT LEARNING LANGUAGES?
People who learn many languages may have different brains from the rest of us.
In his spare time, an otherwise ordinary 16-year old boy from New York taught himself Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, Swahili, and a dozen other languages ...