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December 14, 2020

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Brains Work Harder While Processing Descriptions of Motion in Other Languages

Different languages describe motion differently, according to distinct lexical rules. And though we may not consciously notice those rules, we follow ...

How Do We Separate the Factual from the Possible? New Research Shows How Our Brain Responds to Both

Our brains respond to language expressing facts differently than they do to words conveying possibility, a team of neuroscientists has found. Its ...
Humans are born with a part of the brain that is prewired to be receptive to seeing words and letters, setting the stage at birth for people to learn how to read, a new study ...

Quality Over Quantity in Recovering Language After Stroke

New research has found that intensive therapy is not necessarily best when it comes to treating the loss of language and communication in early recovery after a ...
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How Language, Cultural Identity Can Affect Pain

A new study suggests that the language a bilingual person speaks can affect their physical sensations, depending on the cultural association tied to each ...

How We Learn Words and Sentences at the Same Time

How people work out the meanings of new words has been revealed by researchers, who say this is similar to the way in which young children learn language. The researchers said: ''A lot of ...

Learning a New Language Changes the Brain's Division of Labor

Learning a language later in life changes how the two halves of the brain contribute. As skills improve, language comprehension changes hemisphere specialization, but production does not, according ...

Children With a Migration Background Often Misdiagnosed as Having an 'Impairment of Language Acquisition'

Around 45% of children in Austrian day nurseries have a first language other than German. Those who our experiencing difficulty in learning the second language are often diagnosed as having a ...

Individualized Brain Stimulation Therapy Improves Language Performance in Stroke Survivors

Individualized brain stimulation therapy improves language performance in stroke ...

Cognitive Elements of Language Have Existed for 40 Million Years

Humans are not the only beings that can identify rules in complex language-like constructions -- monkeys and great apes can do so, too, a new study has shown. Researcher used a series of experiments ...

New Education 'Hubs' for Deaf Children Needed to Replace Social Spaces Lost When Specialist Schools Close

New dedicated hubs for deaf children are needed around the country to provide new social spaces, education and support, an expert has ...

Why Are There Differing Preferences for Suffixes and Prefixes Across Languages?

While speakers of English and other Western languages prefer using suffixes more than prefixes, a new study reveals that this preference is not as universal as once ...

Words Used to Describe Alcohol Intoxication May Give Clues to Drinking Habits

Research suggests the language young adults use to describe the effects they feel from drinking may give insight into their drinking ...

Adaptation in Single Neurons Provides Memory for Language Processing

To understand language, we have to remember the words that were uttered and combine them into an interpretation. How does the brain retain information long enough to accomplish this, despite the fact ...

Authors' 'Invisible' Words Reveal Blueprint for Storytelling

The ''invisible'' words that shaped Dickens classics also lead audiences through Spielberg dramas. And according to new research, these small words can be found in a similar ...

Non-Invasive Nerve Stimulation Boosts Learning of Foreign Language Sounds

New research by neuroscientists revealed that a simple, earbud-like device that imperceptibly stimulates the brain could significantly improve the wearer's ability to learn the sounds of a new ...

Key Brain Region Was 'Recycled' as Humans Developed the Ability to Read

A new study offers evidence that the brain's inferotemporal cortex, which is specialized to perform object recognition, has been repurposed for a key component of reading called orthographic ...

Language May Undermine Women in Science and Tech

Researchers examined gender stereotypes baked into 25 languages to explore why fewer women enter science, technology, engineering and mathematics ...

Even If You Want To, You Can't Ignore How People Look or Sound

Your perceptions of someone you just met are influenced in part by what they look like and how they sound. But can you ignore how someone looks or how they sound if you're told it is not ...

Pre-Brain Surgery Test Protects Language in Some Tumors

A preoperative procedure might enable surgeons to protect the language centers during brain tumor removal without needing to keep patients awake during ...

Study Finds Hidden Emotions in the Sound of Words

New research shows that some sound combinations, like those in the word 'virus,' elicit more emotionally intense responses than others. This may play a role in both children's language ...

Context Reduces Racial Bias in Hate Speech Detection Algorithms

When it comes to accurately flagging hate speech on social media, context matters, says a new study aimed at reducing errors that could amplify racial ...

Researchers Foresee Linguistic Issues During Space Travel

Interstellar space travelers arriving on another planet could face problems communicating with previous and subsequent arrivals, their spoken language having changed in isolation along the ...

Could Your Computer Please Be More Polite? Thank You

In a tense time when a pandemic rages, politicians wrangle for votes and protesters demand racial justice, a little politeness and courtesy go a long way. Now researchers have developed an automated ...

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