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How Brains Seamlessly Switch between Languages - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

Psychology | Personality

The Unusual Language That Linguists Thought Couldn’t Exist

A new sign language is developing in the Negev desert and it’s catching linguists off-guard.

Psychology | Personality

This is How Tiny Changes in the Words You Hear Impact Your Thinking

In a fascinating look at language, a professor lays out how political parties can sway supporters with tiny tweaks in word choice.

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How Much Does Our Language Determine Behavior? - David Shariatmadari - Behavioral Scientist

In his latest book, Don't Believe a Word, David Shariatmadari explores how the language we speak impacts the way we see the world, and our behavior in it.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Here are 5 Great Tips to Learn a New Language (Based on Science!)

By Emma Young. Getting better at a new language doesn’t have to mean hard hours on lists of vocab and the rules of grammar.

Psychology | Personality

Your native language affects what you can and can’t see – Research Digest

By Emma Young. This is the first demonstration that language affects whether we consciously perceive a stimulus or not.

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An #Orangutan’s Mimicry Offers Clues to #Language’s Origins

Rocky lives in the Indianapolis Zoo and can accurately copy the pitch and tone of human sounds, researchers found.

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Why Does 'Terrible' Mean Bad and 'Terrific' Mean Good? | Mental Floss

Terrible and terrific both come from terror. And they both used to mean terror-inducing. So how did they end up meaning such different things? Here's the story of how terrific and terrible became terrific and terrible.

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Is There Such a Thing as Not Having an Accent? | Mental Floss

Even the staunchest dictionary-thumping pronunciation stickler has a regional inflection. Still, accents that are more common can sound neutral. In the U.S., that title belongs to the General American accent, which you probably know from the nightly news. There’s nothing neutral about it: General American resembles the accent spoken in a small swath of the Midwest, stretching from eastern Nebraska through Iowa and parts of western Illinois. It doesn’t sound funny to many of us simply because we’re so exposed to it.