Neuroscience

Brain's hippocampus helps fill in the blanks of language

A new study shows that when you finish your spouse's sentences or answer a fill-in-the-blank question, you're engaging the brain's relay station for memories, an area that until now was largely neglected by scientists studying ...

Neuroscience

Using AI to map how the brain understands sentences

Have you ever wondered why you are able to hear a sentence and understand its meaning—given that the same words in a different order would have an entirely different meaning? New research involving neuroimaging and A.I., ...

HIV & AIDS

Human immune cells have natural alarm system against HIV

Treatment for HIV has improved tremendously over the past 30 years; once a death sentence, the disease is now a manageable lifelong condition in many parts of the world. Life expectancy is about the same as that of individuals ...

Neuroscience

How we learn words and sentences at the same time

How people work out the meanings of new words has been revealed by Lancaster University researchers, who say this is similar to the way in which young children learn language.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Word order predicts a native speakers' working memory

Several studies have investigated how humans store and retrieve memories under different conditions. Typically, stimuli presented at the beginning and at the end of a list are recalled better than stimuli from the middle. ...

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