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Real Words vs. Non-Words, Baboons Know The Difference
2012-04-13 11:25:13

Lawrence LeBlond for RedOrbit.com The results of a new study reveal that baboons have the ability to discern real English words from fake words just by looking at them, suggesting that some mental processing involved in reading evolved separately from the specialized language centers that are unique to the human brain, scientists reported on Thursday. Researchers at Aix-Marseille University in France, led by Jonathan Grainger, said their findings suggest that reading is based on simple...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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