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Old 12-08-2008, 01:02 PM
 
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I love watching medical shows. I noticed that from shows that I watch sometimes when a person has a brain injury they regain a language that was lost easily with out having to relearn it over again.

This got me thinking I knew a few languages when I was little maybe I wasn't fluent in them but I knew enough to communicate and understand. I would like to speak those languages again. I was just wondering if there are any medical experiments I could sign up for or maybe hypnosis that would make me gain back languages without studying or bashing my brain?

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Old 12-10-2008, 01:07 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Have you tried studying them? I think they would probably come back fairly easily. Dr Penfield in Montreal has studied "switch mechanism" at great length. He found that if a child is functionaally bilingual before the age of about 9, he will have developed a "switch mechanism" that is retained for the rest oif his life, and forever makes it easy to add additional languages. So if you were able to just converse in a language before you were nine, without having to mentally translate it from English, you probbly have a developed switch mechanism, and that will greately facilitate your multilingual capacity.

It is so sad that the American dogma systematically retards children until it too late, and tnen tries to teach them a language after it is impossible for them to learn one.
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