Children Learning Second Language Alters Brain Development


A new collaborative study between the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital-The Neuro at McGill University and Oxford University documents that children learning a new language can have a significant bearing on the development of their adult brain.

The study indicates that the task of receiving a second language after infancy propels new neural growth and connections among neurons in ways seen in getting complex motor skills. The findings appear in the journal Brain and Language.

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Bixi Bikes – A Lesson for Social Enterprises


Bixi Bikes – A Lesson for Social Enterprises

John Brothers, Principal of Quidoo Consulting, writes about the Montreal-based company Bixi who are mostly known for its Bixi Bikes. Just recently, Bixi filed for bankruptcy protection. The reason? Bixi is in major financial distress and its bikes have proven to be too “expensive to build, operate and maintain”.


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