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Humans Mentally Edit Language
2013-04-30 10:20:12

A new MIT study says people make “mental edits” when interpreting speech and other forms of linguistic input, and seem to use specific strategies for making sense of confusing information.

2012-07-16 11:18:51

Far from processing every word we read or hear, our brains often do not even notice key words that can change the whole meaning of a sentence.

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2011-08-23 13:30:17

Psychologists have found that children as young as two years old have an understanding of complex grammar even before they have learned to speak in full sentences.

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2010-04-30 08:32:57

A new study from the University of Rochester finds that there is no single advanced area of the human brain that gives it language capabilities above and beyond those of any other animal species.

2009-08-04 11:15:20

The study of the neural basis of language has largely focused on regions in the cortex – the outer brain layers thought by many researchers to have expanded during human evolution. Research at Brown University's Department of Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences

2009-08-04 10:32:00

The study of the neural basis of language has largely focused on regions in the cortex – the outer brain layers thought by many researchers to have expanded during human evolution

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2009-06-29 15:04:00

French filmmaker Luc Besson's EuropaCorp must pay a $140,000 fine for the involuntary manslaughter of a cameraman, a Paris court has ruled. Cameraman Alain Dutartre, 41, was killed in 1999 during the filming of a car chase sequence for the movie Taxi 2.


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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