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'UK at the Half' features Dean Mark Kornbluh

College of Arts & Sciences Dean Mark Kornbluh spoke with UK at the Half host Carl Nathe about Summer 2013 courses. The Summer 2013 website makes it easier to look for classes and filter by track, major, and whether or not the course is online. The segment aired on March 7th, 2013. 

Second Language Shows Benefits to Aging Brain

As people age, cognitive flexibility — the ability to adapt to unfamiliar or unexpected circumstances — and related "executive" functions decline. Recent studies suggest lifelong bilingualism may reduce this decline — a boost that may stem from the experience of constantly switching between languages. However, how brain activity differs between older bilinguals and monolinguals was previously unclear.
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