**The brains of polyglots responded to their native language as if it were unfamiliar. In typical people, the brain noticeably activates in response to their native language compared to unfamiliar languages.** [Functional characterization of the language network of polyglots and hyperpolyglots with precision fMRI ](https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2023.01.19.524657v1.full) A small group of people in the world speak five or more languages. Scientists wanted to understand how these people, called polyglots, use and process their different languages. They studied the brains of 25 polyglots and looked at how they responded to different languages. They found that all languages activate the language part of the brain, but the response is stronger for languages the person understands better. The native language of a polyglot activated the language part of the brain less than it did for people who only speak one language. These results show how multiple languages can exist in one brain and how the brain is more responsive to languages that can be understood better. How about that, @mr27.near?