Saturday, September 04, 2010

Idiot Scientists: Israeli scientists claim Arabic "hard for brain"

Let me guess, they find Hebrew "soft for brain"?

Israeli scientists believe they have identified why Arabic is particularly hard to learn to read.

The University of Haifa team say people use both sides of their brain when they begin reading a language - but when learning Arabic this is wasting effort.

The detail of Arabic characters means students should use only the left side of their brain because that side is better at distinguishing detail.

The findings from the study of 40 people are reported in Neuropsychology.

Read more here.

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