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Usually it’s thought as the right side of the brain being the one responsible for creativity, artistic side, poetry; while the left one being the rational, organized, scientific one.
One possible explanation is that thinking in a language that is not your native language you use the rational side of your brain, and while using the creative and less formal one when you think in your native language.
Or another is that French is a more creative and artistic language while German is more rational and organized. Should be interesting to do this experiment with a German native that knows French quite well, and see if the sensations are reversed or not 🙂
Thanks Simone for this. Remember though that the left brain controls the right side of our body and vice versa, so the fact I felt heat in the right side may mean actually that the left part of my brain was active… Which would fit even better with your theory. Nevertheless would be great to know which zones of the brain are stimulated when you think in different languages 🙂
Neurolinguists have some evidence that babies, whose mother tongue is English do use different parts of their brains than those, whose mother tongue is French. Some more amazing facts about brain and language and what is going on there when you start learning language as a baby, you can find here: bücher binäre optionen
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Simona thanks for the great link!
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Your Mum was telling me about this experience you had had when we were chatting about brain activity and multilingual children (as one does on a Saturday afternoon over coffee:)) You might find some of the detail in this link interesting. I had the pleasure of recently meeting one of the people involved in the research. halbautomatisch binäre optionen handeln
In response to your question, I wonder if, building on what Simone said above, that there was an emotional connection for you with your mother-tongue language (French) hence it affecting a different part of the body.
It sounds like a fascinating experience…
Thanks Isla. I’ve gone through the article and despite its rather arid and technical nature, I could manage to understand that there seems to be a left-brain predominance for language functions of bilingual people. Also, the plasticity of brain structures demonstrated in the article is fascinating. I wonder whether the studies could not benefit from analysing the thinking patterns of people meditating, as the level of consciousness during meditation is quite different from that of standard scientific practice.
Je vais être moins drôle mais dans presque tous les cas d’aphasies accompagnées de troubles de l’expression et de la compréhension verbales, la première langue qui surgit chez le patient est en quelque sorte sa langue “primale”. En cas de bilinguisme, ce n’est pas toujours celle qu’on attendait qui revient… Surprise!
Ainsi un Monsieur l’échevin âgé qui s’exprimait parfaitement en français avant son AVC, s’est mis à reparler le patois de Charleroi sous sa forme correcte: lexique, conjugaison, syntaxe. L’orthophoniste, aidée par toute l’équipe de revalidation, est partie de cette expression spontanée pour entamer la rééducation du langage.
L’imagerie médicale peut actuellement révéler de façon précise les aires concernées,
après les lésions bien sûr.
Mais souhaitons que les accidents vasculaires diminuent, manger/bouger/rêver.
Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids. I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She placed the shell to her ear and screamed. There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to go back! LoL I know this is totally off topic but I had to tell someone!
Hi, I’m having a hard time figuring out if your message is spam or not! Like the story though :/