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November 14, 2008

Brain research indicates Japanese students should start learning English at a younger age

Researchers at Tokyo University have carried out brain research on Japanese junior high school students, comparing students who started to learn English from the beginning of elementary school with those who started from junior high. The students who start earlier expend less brain energy when using English especially when processing grammatical tasks. The researchers concluded that it is important for Japanese children to be exposed to English from a young age. The research was published in 'Human Brain Mapping', a U.S. science magazine.

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