Logo de Canal UGR, A study conducted at the University of Granada, Spain, and the University of York in Toronto, Canada, has revealed that bilingual children have a better working memory, which holds, processes and updates transitory information. The working memory helps with mental calculation and reading comprehension.
Thomas Fuller; African slave and mathematician 1710-1790. | In most discussions of people with extraordinary powers of mental calculation, there is some mention of Thomas Fuller, an African, shipped to America in 1724 as a slave at the age of 14. He was born in 1710 Africa somewhere between present day Liberia and Benin. Late in his life his remarkable powers of calculation made him a tool of abolitionists due demonstrate blacks are not mentally inferior to whites. [Read more...]