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    Hello Everyone,

    Here is an interesting article about the way that language can change the way we think:

    Can Language Affect the Way We Think?

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    Interesting post! I am sure that there must be an evolution as it is different the mental processing for someone with a basic level and someone who is fully bilingual. For starting learners there is usually a tendency to translate word by word. The advanced learner/fully bilingual starts by processing in the language he wants to use to express himself.

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    BRAIN STUDY....

    I've been told that this is a good example of a Brain Study and that if you can read this you have a strong mind. It seems elementary to me but I wonder how non-natives who are advanced/fluent in English would do.


    Give it a try!!!:

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    H8W 09R M1N65 C4N
    60 4M4Z1NG 7H1NG5!
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    17 WA5 H4RD BU7
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    vicente

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    Hi Vicente! I am non-native but fluent and felt kind of bewildered when I first looked at those numbers mixed up with letters, but finally my eye got used to it and it reads perfectly well. Amazing what our minds can process! Cheers, Gentle

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    Hi Gentle! Thanks for letting me know how you did. I suspected that you and others who are fluent, especially those who write a lot, would do very well.
    vicente

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    Amazing how at first I wanted to turn my back on it and run away. Then I caught up and ended up like baby talk. :-) However, when intimidated like in a psychology test, I do not know how I would react.

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    I have NO doubt, none, nada, ninguna, that you would react well under any and all circumstances.
    vicente

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    Great article, Julia!!!

    I loved the brain study, Vicente! And I couldn't laugh more with your ideas, Gentle! I confess I wouldn't have been able to read it in a psychology test, i.e. under pressure.
    Guadalupe

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    Interesting post...By just reading the title I would say languages can never affect the way you think, but after going through your blog I have just changed my views. Great post.

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