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Grammatical Errors Detected When They Brain Is On Autopilot
2013-05-14 06:33:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Neuroscientists at the University of Oregon have captured conclusive evidence that people detect and process grammatical errors with no awareness of doing so. While the theory that the brain works on autopilot when it comes to grammar has been around for some time, hard evidence has been elusive. In the current study, native-English speaking participants ages 18-30 had their brain activity recorded using electroencephalography,...

2011-04-14 19:01:12

Sentence structure differs between language families This contradicts the common understanding that word-order develops in accordance with a set of universal rules, applicable to all languages. Researchers have concluded that languages do not primarily follow innate rules of language processing in the brain. Rather, sentence structure is determined by the historical context in which a language develops. Linguists want to understand how languages have become so diverse and what constraints...

2010-11-04 18:13:24

Most people are familiar with the concept that sentences have syntax. A verb, a subject, and an object come together in predictable patterns. But actions have syntax, too; when we watch someone else do something, we assemble their actions to mean something, according to a new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. "There are oceans and oceans of work on how we understand languages and how we interpret the things other people say,"...

2010-03-29 11:21:47

New research findings in linguistics An Australian-American team of investigators has made novel discoveries about the human ability to predict what other people are about to say. Their findings could have significant applications for educators, speech therapists, entrepreneurs, and many others interested in communication and comprehension. The study, "Predicting Syntax: Processing Dative Constructions in American and Australian Varieties of English," to be published in the March 2010 issue...

2009-09-21 09:18:25

Saroi is a general tool which, apart from dealing with errors, is used for making consultations about structure in the trees of analysis and for undertaking searches for linguistic structures in such trees. A research worker at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) has analyzed the existing tools for the detection and correction of syntactic mistakes. To detect errors of context "”for example, concordance errors"” it is necessary to analysis the tree structure of the...

2009-08-14 09:52:00

BALTIMORE, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calvert Education Services is pleased to announce the debut of innovative home-based, online skills workshops designed for middle school students. These four week courses are designed to boost academic skills in Grammar and Math. They include the guidance and support of a Calvert educator. Students view engaging pre-recorded video lessons that are reinforced with game-based learning activities, followed by auto-graded online assessments which...

2009-07-10 07:08:00

PORTLAND, Ore., July 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Newmium -- http://www.newmium.com -- is rapidly achieving a reputation as one of the most forward-thinking high-tech companies on the Internet. The most recent innovation to spring from Newmium's "brain trust" is a superior parsing mechanism, aptly named Dr Parse. While there are other parsing products on the market, some of which are undeniably efficient and well-established, Dr Parse(TM) offers a much wider spectrum of features that enhance and...

2009-05-19 01:00:00

Online tools will help physicians determine treatment strategies NATICK, Mass. and BARCELONA, Spain, May 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today welcomed the launch of a new website, www.syntaxscore.com, dedicated to the understanding and use of the SYNTAX Score(TM), a novel angiographic tool used to measure the complexity of coronary artery disease. The Company made the announcement at the annual EuroPCR Scientific Program in Barcelona. The SYNTAX...

2009-05-14 08:25:00

Australia, L.A., Dominican Republic Lead Way - Recession Delivers Hard-to-Pass-Up Deals BOSTON, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- SmarterTravel(R), a comprehensive travel advice resource for the budget-conscious traveler, today announced the top vacation destinations for summer that won't break the bank. Destinations looking to attract travelers are offering hard-to-pass-up-sales, from U.S. cities to more far-flung, exotic locales. "While summer is often a peak time to travel, destinations can't rely...

2008-09-13 18:00:18

BRITISH Airways is to offer redundancy packages to managers as part of the airline's battle to cut costs, it emerged yesterday. It is thought the offer of voluntary redundancy will be made to around 1,400 staff, but with no plans for compulsory redundancies. A BA spokesman said: "We are in the worst trading environment the industry has ever seen. Like all airlines, we are having to identify areas where we can reduce costs. It has been decided to give managers and senior managers the...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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