Mark Zuckerberg - Speaking Mandarin at Tsinghua University in Beijing: Learning a New Language Stimulates Your Brain!
Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, answered all questions in Mandarin to the delight of the Chinese audience. Though the language is one of the challenging subjects to westerners, his Mandarin was well understood. The background of his speech was that Tsinghua University's school of Economics and Business appointed him to the school's advisory board along with Tim Cook. Despite the fact that his social network is completely blocked by the Chinese government, his appearance in one of the top Chinese educational institutions indicates his seeking inroads into the Chinese market and collaboration with the country's IT business. But the question is that how did he acquire his Mandarin skill when considering the fact that his wife speaks Cantonese.
Want to learn a new language?
A recent study shows that learning a new language stimulates the same part of your bran as SEX. Researchers from Barcelona's Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and Otto von Guericke University in Germany discovered the hidden secret of our brain as they conducted traials on 36 adults. The study indicates that the discovery could explain why we're still motivated to learn new words as we grow older. Additionally, from an evolution point of view, it's such an interesting subject to pursue in terms of how we developed our communication skills.