Psychology & Psychiatry

Right brain also important for learning a new language

Novel language learning activates different neural processes than was previously thought. A Leiden research team has discovered parallel but separate contributions from the hippocampus and Broca's area, the learning centre ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study examines role of bilingualism in children's development

A new study on children who are raised bilingual examined the effects on children's development of growing up speaking two languages. The study found that different factors were responsible for the language- and non-language-related ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

'Now-or-never bottleneck' explains language acquisition

We are constantly bombarded with linguistic input, but our brains are unable to remember long strings of linguistic information. How does the brain make sense of this ongoing deluge of sound?

Psychology & Psychiatry

The structure of language influences learning

There are words that convey a meaning, like verbs, nouns or adjectives, and others, like articles or conjunctions that sustain them, providing a structure for the sentence. A few years ago some scientists of the International ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Trouble with sentences may predict Alzheimer's

(Medical Xpress) -- Having trouble finding the right word to say is a known side effect of healthy aging. But older adults with early Alzheimer's disease may find it especially difficult not only to find words but also to ...

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