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September 26, 2016

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September 26, 2016

Students in Bilingual Elementary School Programs Present Worse Academic Results, According to Study

Sep. 26, 2016 — Bilingual education programs, in which a substantial part of the teaching is done in a language different from the mother tongue and from the language of the students’ surroundings, have been fully ... read more

Low English Skills at School Start Linked to Behavioral Difficulties

Sep. 20, 2016 — Children who enter reception with poor English language skills -- whether it's their first language or an additional language -- are more likely to have social, emotional and behavioral ... read more

First Study to Explore Language and LSD Since the 1960s: New Study Shows LSD's Effects on Language

Aug. 18, 2016 — The consumption of LSD, short for lysergic acid diethylamide, can produce altered states of consciousness. This can lead to a loss of boundaries between the self and the environment, as might occur ... read more

Aug. 16, 2016 — Armed with a new list of words and using the power of social media, a new study has found that by the age of 20, a native English-speaking American knows 42,000 dictionary ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — Researchers, for the first time, have decoded and predicted the brain activity patterns of word meanings within sentences, and successfully predicted what the brain patterns would be for new ... read more

Virtual World Improves Communication Following Stroke, Says Study

Aug. 12, 2016 — A virtual reality world called EVA Park can improve the communication of those who have impaired speech and language following a stroke, according to ... read more

'Cultural Learners' in the Cradle

Aug. 10, 2016 — Well before starting to speak, children from a very young age pay higher attention to the information received from native speakers of their language compared to the information received from ... read more

Aug. 8, 2016 — A new study reveals that a brain region dedicated to reading has connections necessary for that skill even before children learn to read. By scanning the brains of children before and after they ... read more

Hearing Test May Identify Autism Risk

July 25, 2016 — Researchers have identified an inner ear deficiency in children with autism that may impact their ability to recognize speech. The findings could ultimately be used as a way to identify children at ... read more

July 21, 2016 — A new study of toddlers has found that the presence of background noise in home or at school can make learning new words more difficult for ... read more

Neuroscientists' Study Sheds Light on How Words Are Represented in the Brain

July 20, 2016 — Using direct neural recordings from the visual word form area, researchers were able to see words that patients read as the patients read ... read more

July 15, 2016 — Working parents and grandparents who FaceTime with their toddlers can take heart from a new study that sheds new light that on young children and how they engage in—and learn from—screen-time ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Imaging all of the brain's connections after stroke in addition to imaging only the areas of cortical tissue damage could better predict which patients will have language deficits and how severe ... read more

A Language Where Space Has No Directions

July 11, 2016 — The way that different languages convey information has long fascinated linguists, anthropologists and sociologists alike. Murrinhpatha, the lingua franca spoken by the majority of Aboriginal people ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Parts of the inner ear that process sounds such as speech and music seem to work differently than other parts of the inner ear, researchers have ... read more

July 6, 2016 — People with intermittent explosive disorder (IED), or impulsive aggression, have a weakened connection between regions of the brain associated with sensory input, language processing and social ... read more

Learn Much You Can, from Yoda’s Spoken and Subtitled Discourse

July 1, 2016 — The structural oddity of the speech pattern of the Star Wars character Master Yoda is probably one of the most instantly recognizable of all TV and film characters, even to those unfamiliar with the ... read more

June 30, 2016 — Ever wonder why some people seem to learn new languages faster? The secret might lie in the brain activity they generate while ... read more

June 29, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have captured images of the brain during the initial hours and days of learning a new language. They use an artificial language with real structures to show how new ... read more

Sign Languages Provide Insight Into Universal Linguistic Short-Cuts

June 27, 2016 — Humans have a natural drive to reduce physical effort in nearly every activity, including using language. The ways that effort-reduction affect human language have been the subject of extensive ... read more

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