McGill reads, 2015 holiday edition

Blog

Not surprisingly, this year’s McGill Holiday Reading List is long, challenging at times and diverse, covering every genre from fiction and non-fiction to poetry and graphic novels.

First language wires brain for later language-learning

Research

In a paper published recently in Nature Communications, researchers from McGill and the Montreal Neurological Institute describe their discovery that even brief, early exposure to a language influences how the brain processes sounds from a second language later in life. Even when the first language learned is no longer spoken.