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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
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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