Thinking in a foreign language can help us to take better decisions.
Thinking in a foreign language, according to a study conducted by researchers at the University of Chicago, can influence our decision-making. It encourages us to make more rational choices. The emotions associated with our native language, according to the study's co-author, Sayuri Hayakawa, cause the change in decision quality. We can't think logically when we think in our native language because we can't remove the emotions that come with it. The lack of emotional connection helps us think clearly when we process our thoughts in a foreign language. Because our thought process isn't influenced by emotions in such cases, we become less biassed and can think more rationally and logically.