Visualizing the Global Network of Languages

Interactive nodal network diagrams can offer some of the most well-supplied data exploration opportunities in the  world of data graphics. The Macro Connections Group at MIT Media Lab released Global Language Network, an interactive visualization of the relationships among the world’s many languages. This colorful web of information represents an ideal use of the nodal diagram as…

The Bilingual Brain

As scientists unlock more of the neurological secrets of the bilingual brain, they’re learning that speaking more than one language may have cognitive benefits that extend from childhood into old age. Parlez vous francais? Sprechen Sie Deutsches? Parli italiano? Hablas español? If so, and you also speak any other language, your brain may have developed some…