Tag Archive: language

Bilingualism and enhanced cognitive reserve

April 11, 2022 11:00 am
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We are living in an era where biomedical research has advanced exponentially – to the extent of being able to roll out and distribute a vaccine to millions within just months of the declaration of a pandemic. As scientists gather... View Article

What happened to school librarians?

July 19, 2021 11:00 am
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Librarians play an important role in supporting individuals in learning how to access research databases and to become more literate in digital media. Yet according to recent statistics published by Antioch University Seattle in the School Librarian Investigation Decline of... View Article

Coding: Like language learning or solving math?

December 15, 2020 11:00 pm
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Is learning to code more like learning a new language or learning to solve mathematical problems? This study highlighted in this article explores this question.  As with human languages, coding involves learning new terms and symbols. To become fluent, you... View Article

Tips to keep the brain active

December 5, 2020 11:00 am
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This article provides some tips on how to keep the brain active throughout life. Since the brain is arguably the most important organ, one is advised to partake in physical activity and to stay fit and in shape, even as... View Article

The neuroscientific mystery of hyperpolyglots

September 1, 2018 11:00 am
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Two decades ago, British linguist Richard Hudson defined hyperpolyglots as people who are fluent in at least 11 languages. Hyperpolyglots are rare but have existed for centuries, and neuroscientists are trying to understand the nuances that set them apart from... View Article

Technology that can detect speech disorders

September 27, 2016 11:00 am
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John Guttag and a team of researchers from MIT and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute of Health Professions have developed an automated computer system that helps in diagnosing speech and language disorders in children. If diagnosed at a young enough age... View Article

Language learning: Effortful vs passive learning

July 23, 2014 6:00 pm
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Finn et al. (2014 PLoS One) find evidence that the more “effortful” language learning of adults vs. children interferes with their learning of an artificial language (consisting of two-syllable, three-category nonsense words). In particular, adult learners under given instructions to... View Article